Everything Is Wrong

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Everything is Wrong
EverythingIsWrongMoby.jpg
Studio album by Moby
Released March 14, 1995
Recorded 1994
Genre
Length 46:49 (Everything Is Wrong), 43:07 (Underwater)
Label
Producer Moby
Moby chronology
Ambient
(1993)
Everything is Wrong
(1995)
Animal Rights
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune 4/4 stars[2]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music 4/5 stars[3]
Entertainment Weekly A−[4]
Los Angeles Times 4/4 stars[5]
NME 8/10[6]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[7]
Slant Magazine 4/5 stars[8]
Spin 9/10[9]
The Village Voice A−[10]

Everything Is Wrong is the third studio album by American electronica musician Moby, released in March 1995 by record labels Mute and Elektra. It was released with a limited-edition bonus disc of ambient music titled Underwater.

Content[edit]

Inside the album's booklet, Moby provides two personal essays, quotes from famous persons (from Albert Einstein to St. Francis of Assisi), and facts that he has collected (e.g. regarding animal experiments).

Release[edit]

Everything Is Wrong was released on March 14, 1995 by record labels Mute in the UK and Elektra in the US.

Remix album[edit]

Everything Is Wrong
EverythingIsWrong-TheDJMixAlbum.jpg
Remix album by Moby
Released January 15, 1996 (1996-01-15)
Genre Electronica
Label Mute
Moby chronology
Disk
(1995)
Everything Is Wrong
(1996)
Rare: The Collected B-Sides 1989–1993
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[11]
NME 8/10[12]
Melody Maker favourable[13]

A remix album of the same title was released in January 1996 by record label Mute. Mixed by Moby from the various remixes that were commissioned by Mute Records, the album was a two-disc set. The first disc was titled Hard Techno, Joyous Anthems & Quiet Ambiance while the second was New York Hard House, Groovy Acid & Melodic Trance.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Hymn"   3:17
2. "Feeling So Real" (featuring Kochie Banton) 3:21
3. "All That I Need Is to Be Loved"   2:45
4. "Let's Go Free"   0:38
5. "Everytime You Touch Me" (featuring Kochie Banton & Rozz Morehead) 3:41
6. "Bring Back My Happiness" (featuring Saundra Williams & Rozz Morehead) 3:12
7. "What Love?"   2:48
8. "First Cool Hive"   5:17
9. "Into the Blue" (featuring Mimi Goese) 5:33
10. "Anthem"   3:27
11. "Everything Is Wrong"   1:14
12. "God Moving Over the Face of the Waters"   7:21
13. "When It's Cold I'd Like to Die" (featuring Mimi Goese) 4:13
Bonus disc: Underwater
No. Title Length
1. "Underwater (Part 1)"   5:14
2. "Underwater (Part 2)"   5:43
3. "Underwater (Part 3)"   7:23
4. "Underwater (Part 4)"   8:02
5. "Underwater (Part 5)"   16:45
Remix album

Album singles[edit]

Single information
"Hymn"
"Feeling So Real"
  • Released: 1994 (UK)
  • Chart positions:
    • No. 30 (UK Singles Chart)[14]
"Everytime You Touch Me"
"Into the Blue"
  • Released: June 1995 (UK)
  • Chart positions:
    • No. 34 (UK Singles Chart)[14]
"What Love?" (UK, US)
  • Released: 1995
"Bring Back My Happiness"

Personnel[edit]

  • Moby – main performer, programming, producer, engineer
  • Rozz Morehead – vocals on "Feeling So Real" and "Everytime You Touch Me"
  • Nicole Zaray – vocals on "Feeling So Real"
  • Kochie Banton – vocals on "Feeling So Real" and "Everytime You Touch Me"
  • Mimi Goese – lyrics and vocals on "Into the Blue" and "When It's Cold I'd Like to Die"
  • Saundra Williams – vocals on "Bring Back My Happiness"
  • Jill Greenberg – photography

Charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
position
Billboard Top Heatseekers 21[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Raggett, Ned. "Everything Is Wrong – Moby". AllMusic. Retrieved September 28, 2011. 
  2. ^ Kot, Greg (March 30, 1995). "No Boundaries". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved October 24, 2015. 
  3. ^ Larkin, Colin (2007). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th ed.). Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-857-12595-8. 
  4. ^ McDonnell, Evelyn (March 17, 1995). "Everything Is Wrong". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved September 14, 2012. 
  5. ^ Ali, Lorraine (March 12, 1995). "Moby, 'Everything Is Wrong' (Elektra)". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 24, 2015. 
  6. ^ Ramshaw, Mark (January 13, 1996). "Moby – Everything Is Wrong". NME. Archived from the original on October 13, 2000. Retrieved January 23, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Moby: Everything Is Wrong". Rolling Stone (704): 125. March 23, 1995. 
  8. ^ Cinquemani, Sal (November 2, 2002). "Moby: Everything Is Wrong". Slant Magazine. Retrieved September 28, 2011. 
  9. ^ Walters, Barry (March 1995). "Moby: Everything Is Wrong". Spin 10 (12): 93. Retrieved October 24, 2015. 
  10. ^ Christgau, Robert (June 6, 1995). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. Retrieved October 24, 2015. 
  11. ^ William Cooper. "Everything Is Wrong: The DJ Mix Album". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 September 2011.  line feed character in |title= at position 32 (help)
  12. ^ NME (Magazine) (1/13/96, p.34) - 8 (out of 10) - "...This time it's the DJ crown he's...after, so MIXED AND REMIXED sees pretty much every tune from that last album...running to the dancefloor....set against fresh melodies, rhythms and song structures, making the album at once familiar and thrillingly new..."
  13. ^ Melody Maker (1/6/96, p.33) - Recommended - "...he pulls his work apart, thrashes his tracks out of all recognition and delivers a monumental [disc]...that's shockingly effective....Often hypnotic, consistently intriguing, this is one for connoisseurs of the underground..."
  14. ^ a b c d "Moby". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 11 February 2012. 
  15. ^ a b "Everything Is Wrong > Charts & Awards". Allmusic. Rovi. Retrieved 11 February 2012. 
  16. ^ AllMusic. Rovi Is Wrong > Charts & Awards http://www.allmusic.com/album/everything-is-wrong-r209312/charts-awardstitle=Everything Is Wrong > Charts & Awards Check |url= value (help).  Missing or empty |title= (help)