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)
Disk
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau A−[2]
Cross Rhythms 8/10 stars[3]
Entertainment Weekly A−[4]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[5]
Slant Magazine 4/5 stars[6]
Spin 9/10[7]

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.

The album was Moby's first acclaimed electronica album,[citation needed] but true mainstream success did not come about until the release of his 1999 album Play. The album was followed up in early 1996 with a remix album of the same title.

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 and Elektra.

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[8]

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"   2:13
4. "Let's Go Free"   0:38
5. "Everytime You Touch Me" (featuring Kochie Banton & Rozz Morehead) 3:41
6. "Bring Back My Happiness"   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)[9]
"Everytime You Touch Me"
"Into the Blue"
  • Released: June 1995 (UK)
  • Chart positions:
    • No. 34 (UK Singles Chart)[9]
"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[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Ned Raggett. "Everything Is Wrong - Moby". Allmusic. Retrieved 28 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Robert Christgau. "CG: Moby". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 28 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Andy Long (1995-06-01). "Review: Everything Is Wrong - Moby". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved 2012-09-08. 
  4. ^ Evelyn McDonnell (1995-03-17). "Everything Is Wrong Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-09-14. 
  5. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 548. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  6. ^ Sal Cinquemani (2 November 2002). "Moby: Everything Is Wrong". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 28 September 2011. 
  7. ^ "Moby - Everything Is Wrong CD". CD Universe. Retrieved 28 September 2011. 
  8. ^ William Cooper. "Everything Is Wrong: The DJ Mix Album". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 September 2011. 
  9. ^ a b c d "Moby". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 11 February 2012. 
  10. ^ a b "Everything Is Wrong > Charts & Awards". Allmusic. Rovi. Retrieved 11 February 2012. 
  11. ^ AllMusic. Rovi Is Wrong > Charts & Awards http://www.allmusic.com/album/everything-is-wrong-r209312/charts-awardstitle=Everything Is Wrong > Charts & Awards.  Missing or empty |title= (help)