"Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt" is the fifteenth studio album by American electronica musician Moby. It was released on March 2, 2018, through record labels Little Idiot and Mute.
The title of the album is a reference to Billy Pilgrim's epitaph in Kurt Vonnegut's 1969 novel Slaughterhouse-Five.
At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from critics, the album received an average score of 74, based on 10 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
User Album Review
In the past few years, Moby graced us with multiple albums that went from raucous, ‘80s-inspired synth rock/punk to hours of ambient drones. It was really nice to see him break from the placid formulas found on Innocents, especially at a time when he seemed stuck in a rut. The man returned just as fast and unexpectedly to familiar territory on Everything Was Beautiful and Nothing Hurt, where the predominantly downtempo material got enhanced by trip hop stylings.
In the end, this LP ultimately seeks to warn people about the environmental and social disasters knocking at our door. He’s been ranting about Trump and several other subjects on all platforms and although you might be aware of everything, you’d be surprised how many people are brainwashed or clueless regarding everything. Plus, everything the man says is justified, even though his drastic tone is appalling to some. Despite the heavy messages, Everything Was Beautiful and Nothing Hurt shares a lot of beautiful moments, during which you can choose not to pay attention to the details mentioned above. You can just let the notes softly play, while you can drift alongside them. This is one of Moby’s most cohesive efforts, so if you don’t dig this side of his musical output or look for a wild diversity, you’d be a bit disappointed. Other than this, the record flows surprisingly nice, unveiling a lot of strong material
Reviewed by insomniac15 for sputnikmusic.com.
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