341 Nobody Listens to Techno, Except Everyone that Does

I still listen to techno, or whatever it’s being called these days. Maybe not as actively as I did when I lived in Italy but I liked it when Moby’s Play was released (1999) and I still liked when Eminem claimed nobody listens to techno. I still have two electronic SiriusXM presets in my car. Yeah, okay, so what.

Play is the fifth studio album from Moby. The album went mainstream, had a lot of hits, was licensed to a bunch of films, TV, and commercials, and eventually became one of the biggest selling albums from the techno genre. It was nominated for both a Grammy and Brit Award. Oh, and it’s long. The original track listing runs just over an hour. Yes, the original track listing because in 2000 it was reissued as Play: The B Sides which had the original tracks plus a bonus disc of B-side tracks.

I accidentally listened to the entire reissued album. I enjoyed the album when it first came out and still enjoy it today. I was busy working when I listened to it and didn’t notice when the B-sides started. Pick it up. Give it a go. You’ll probably recognize all the music from one of the many things that licensed it anyway.

 V2, 1999

V2, 1999