Last Night (Moby album)

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Last Night
LastNightMoby.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 29, 2008
Recorded2007
StudioMoby's home studio (Manhattan, New York)
GenreElectronic dance music
Length60:05
LabelMute
ProducerMoby
Moby chronology
The BioShock EP
(2007)
Last Night
(2008)
Last Night Remixed
(2008)
Moby studio albums chronology
Hotel
(2005)
Last Night
(2008)
Wait for Me
(2009)
Singles from Last Night
  1. "Disco Lies"
    Released: January 21, 2008
  2. "Alice"
    Released: March 10, 2008
  3. "I Love to Move in Here"
    Released: July 1, 2008
  4. "Ooh Yeah"
    Released: November 23, 2008

Last Night is the eighth studio album by American electronica singer, songwriter, and musician Moby, released on March 29, 2008, by Mute Records. The album is a much more dance-oriented release than Moby's previous few albums.[1]

Background and recording[edit]

In October 2006, Moby released his greatest hits compilation Go – The Very Best of Moby. Following its release, he decided to start work on his next studio album, his first since Hotel in 2005. Moby adopted a conceptual theme in regard to the album's shape, structuring it like an "epic night out" in New York City, "moving from the building excitement of the early evening, to peak-time euphoria, to 2 a.m. confusion, and the blissful peace of the early morning New York City sunrise."[2] Moby was influenced by this idea from living in Manhattan and being exposed to a variety of live dance music, which he wanted to reflect on Last Night: "I wanted to condense that 8 hour going out experience into 65 minutes",[2]

The album was recorded in Moby's home studio in Manhattan and features a number of guest vocalists, including Wendy Starland, MC Grandmaster Caz (one of the writers of "Rapper's Delight", which boosted the popularity of sampling, a common method to make the music on Moby's 1999 album Play), Sylvia from the band Kudu, British MC Aynzli, and the Nigeria-based 419 Squad.[3] Moby picked "Last Night" as his favourite track on the album.[2]

On his official website, Moby stated that this album is "a lot more dance-oriented and electronic than my last few albums, probably as a result of all of the DJing I've been doing lately."[4] Moby made the album as a tribute to his favorite city in the world:

Last Night is basically a love letter to dance music in New York City. What I love about the New York approach to dance music is the eclecticism and the open minded-ness on the part of the musicians, the DJ's, and the people in the bars and clubs.[5]

Promotion and release[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic63/100[6]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[7]
The A.V. ClubB[8]
The Guardian[9]
The Independent[10]
Mojo[11]
Pitchfork5.2/10[1]
Q[12]
Rolling Stone[13]
Spin[14]
URB[15]

"Disco Lies" was released as a single on January 21, 2008. The second single, "Alice", was released on March 10.

Last Night was released on March 29 by record label Mute. ' "I Love to Move in Here" was released on July 1, and the album's final single, "Ooh Yeah", was released on November 28.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Moby, except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Ooh Yeah" 5:18
2."I Love to Move in Here"4:45
3."257.Zero" 3:38
4."Everyday It's 1989" 3:40
5."Live for Tomorrow" 4:02
6."Alice"
  • Moby
  • Ainsley Robert Jones[a]
  • Segun Olakunle Adegunwa[a]
  • Harry Olufemi Williams[a]
4:27
7."Hyenas" 3:35
8."I'm in Love" 3:43
9."Disco Lies" 3:23
10."The Stars" 4:21
11."Degenerates" 3:58
12."Sweet Apocalypse" 5:19
13."Mothers of the Night" 3:19
14."Last Night"
  • Moby
  • Sylvia Gordon
9:23
Amazon MP3 bonus track
No.TitleLength
15."Sweetest"4:48
iTunes bonus track
No.TitleLength
15."Land Of"5:31

Notes

  • ^[a] Credited respectively as "Aynzli Jones and S.O.Simple and Smokey from 419 Squad".
  • "Degenerates" is an alternate mix of "Raining Again" b-side "It's OK".
  • "Last Night" (0:00–4:53) shares the track with hidden song "Lucy Vida" (4:54–9:23).

Release history[edit]

Country Release date
Australia March 29, 2008
United States April 1, 2008
United Kingdom May 12, 2008

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Belgium (BEA)[41] Gold 15,000*
France (SNEP)[42] Gold 75,000*
Russia (NFPF)[43] Gold 10,000*
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[44] Gold 15,000^

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c Zeldin, Steve (April 28, 2008). "Catching up with Moby after his new album 'Last Night'". Surfline. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  3. ^ Moby.com News, Moby.com, accessed 16 November 2007. Archived August 22, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Moby (December 5, 2007). "New Album – Last Night – Moby". moby.com. Retrieved July 10, 2016.
  5. ^ Gregory, Jason (January 15, 2008). "Moby Speaks About New 'Love' Album | Gigwise". Gigwise. Retrieved July 10, 2016.
  6. ^ "Reviews for Last Night by Moby". Metacritic. Retrieved October 29, 2011.
  7. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Last Night – Moby". AllMusic. Retrieved September 21, 2011.
  8. ^ Battaglia, Andy (March 31, 2008). "Moby: Last Night". The A.V. Club. Retrieved September 21, 2011.
  9. ^ Burgess, John (March 28, 2008). "Moby, Last Night". The Guardian. Retrieved May 31, 2016.
  10. ^ Gill, Andy (March 28, 2008). "Album: Moby, Last Night (Mute)". The Independent. Archived from the original on April 4, 2008. Retrieved May 31, 2016.
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  13. ^ Ganz, Caryn (April 3, 2005). "Last Night". Rolling Stone. Retrieved September 21, 2011.
  14. ^ Walters, Barry (April 2005). "Moby: Last Night". Spin. 24 (4): 100. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
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