The End of Everything

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The End of Everything
The End of Everything UK cover.jpg
Studio album by Voodoo Child
Released July 16, 1996
Length 53:51
Label
Producer Voodoo Child
Voodoo Child chronology
Demons/Horses
(1994)
The End of Everything
(1996)
Baby Monkey
(2004)

The End of Everything is the second studio album by Voodoo Child, a pseudonym of American electronica musician Moby. It was released in July 1996 by record labels Trophy, Mute and Elektra.

Release[edit]

The End of Everything was released on July 16, 1996 by record labels Trophy and Mute.

The U.S. version of the album featured Moby's name on the cover, in addition to "Voodoo Child", and was released by Elektra on July 29, 1997, over a year after its international release.[citation needed] This version's length is 66:19, about 13 minutes longer than its original release. This was mainly due to a differing track listing, including the addition of "Reject" (a track that originally appeared on Little Idiot), a slightly extended version of "Honest Love", an ambient version of "Dog Heaven", and the removal of "Animal Sight".

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Robert Christgau (dud)[1]
Cross Rhythms 7/10[2]
NME 7/10 stars[3]
Pitchfork 8.0/10[4]

The End of Everything has been generally well-received by critics. Ryan Schreiber of Pitchfork compared the album to Brian Eno, writing: "Oozing through your headphones like mist through headlights, The End of Everything sounds more like music for a spring morning's drive than an apocalyptic vision. And that's a good thing. [...] It's a great thing when an artist digs up his roots, discovers what's down there and creates wholesome goodness from what he's found. The End of Everything is a shining example that, despite his previous hard rock release, this baldheaded Jesus freak hasn't actually gone crackers."[4]

Track listing[edit]

UK version
  1. "Dog Heaven" – 6:09
  2. "Patient Love" – 9:43
  3. "Great Lake" – 8:58
  4. "Gentle Love" – 8:17
  5. "Honest Love" – 6:07
  6. "Slow Motion Suicide" – 7:08
  7. "Animal Sight" – 7:18
US version
  1. "Patient Love" – 9:51
  2. "Great Lake" – 8:58
  3. "Gentle Love" – 8:17
  4. "Honest Love" – 7:27
  5. "Slow Motion Suicide" – 7:07
  6. "Dog Heaven" – 6:03
  7. "Reject" – 18:27

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Robert Christgau: CG: Voodoo Child". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Review: The End of Everything – Voodoo Child | Cross Rhythms". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  3. ^ "[The End of Everything review]". NME: 49. July 13, 1996. 
  4. ^ a b Ryan Schreiber (1 July 1996). "Voodoo Child: The End of Everything". Pitchfork. Archived from the original on 23 April 2008. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 

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