Like the previous reviewer, I would also like to start in questionable fashion... Why on earth are people comparing this to the likes of Play and Hotel? What you all fail to realise is that Moby release's albums centred around a different theme, a feeling. To call him an individual artist to a specific genre is wrong; the likes of Play and Hotel demonstrated his freedom to cross many different sub-genres, whereas this album, (as it CLEARLY explains in the CD booklet, if anyone even bothered to read it) is inspired by his days clubbing with friends until the early mornings around the late 80's/early 90's. 'Nuff said really.
The album itself is quite a refreshing change for todays market, inspired by typical Roland synths from the 80's and 90's, that for Moby, summed up his years of partying and clubbing. Such is the case it brings back joyful memories of an era gone by; "Everyday its 1989", "The Stars" and "Disco Lies" are structured in retro fashion, sounding like many of the rave tunes from the summer of love. More typical 'Moby-esque' tracks such as "Ooh Yeah" and "Hyenas" make a welcome return to form and help complete a quite uplifting album, where the likes of "Degenerates" complete a downward chill near the end of the album.
It's wrong to rate such a CD poorly when people clearly miss the point, and wave fingers because it doesn't meet "their taste". The album is clearly centred around the journeys that surround a night on the town, and focusses on the character of the night-time in the land of dancing - 4 x 4 beats, looping vocals, but above all the classic Moby rhythms to go with them.