Moby may never again have an album that’s as successful as 1999’s Play, which spawned a litany of successful singles, owing much of its publicity to being the first album to be licensed to have all of its tracks used in television shows, movies and commercials. The album was certainly a mainstay in my CD player for a few years in the early 2000’s. Over the last decade, Moby hasn’t been nearly as visible – maybe you didn’t even realize he was still making records – but in 2011, he released Destroyed, his fifth album since Play. It’s a good album, even if it doesn’t reach the heights that Play did, but it certainly doesn’t lack for quantity. While some bands are putting out ‘full length’ albums that clock in at 30-35 minutes, Moby uses the bulk of a CD’s capacity on Destroyed, with the album clocking in at nearly 72 minutes. Nearly seven of those minutes are dedicated to “The Violent Bear It Away”.
The Violent Bear It Away – Moby