Destroyed stylized as destroyed. A photography book of the same name was released in conjunction with the album. The album was Moby's lowest-charting album to date, and received a generally mixed response from music critics.
The majority of the recording was done while Moby was touring. He would stay up in his hotel room because of insomnia and work on music during the late Jennifer She Said - Lloyd Cole And The Commotions* - From The Hip. He has said: "it seemed as if everyone else in the world is sleeping.
Musically, Moby has summed the record up as being "broken-down melodic electronic music for empty cities at 2 am". That version and the Destroyed version are both different. The artwork for the album was shot at LaGuardia Airport. Moby's flight was delayed, so he decided to explore the airport.
He came across an electronic sign that said, "All unattended luggage will be destroyed. It was used as the cover art for the album and also for the corresponding photography book because it made sense to him when he listened to the contents of the album. Moby announced the title, track listing, and release date of the album on his website on February 15, It was revealed on Moby's official web site that the first single would be "The Day".
It was available in advance on iTunes from April 2 and was officially released on May 9, along with a full remix bundle. For the next single, Moby put a poll on his web site for fans to vote for which song should be released next. This time, the fans Blue Moon - Moby - Destroyed only suggest the titles of the songs without a poll. Destroyed was released on May 13, by record labels Little Idiot and Mute. The album debuted at number 69 on the United States charts, becoming Moby's lowest-charting album to date.
In the United Kingdom, the album fared better than his previous album, Wait for Medebuting at number On October 31, a Deluxe Edition of the album was released, called Destroyed Deluxeincluding, in addition to the standard CD, a full disc of new music, a DVD with videos and exclusive festival footage, and a page booklet with new photos taken by Moby.
Destroyed received mixed-to-positive reviews from critics. At Metacriticwhich assigns a normalised rating out of to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 61, based on 23 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews".
Blue Moon - Moby - Destroyed Dolan of Rolling Stone wrote that Moby "finds a way to make permanent midnight weirdly inviting". However, Mikael Wood of Spin found that, while Moby occasionally "catches a spark and rises above the mid-tempo morass", most of the album "is about as appetizing as a warmed-over deli tray.
On April 30,Moby released Destroyed Remixeda limited-edition, two-disc collection of remixes of songs from Destroyed. The release included three new exclusive remixes by David LynchHoly Ghost! Compiled and mixed by Moby, Destroyed Remixed was described [ by whom?
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I wrote it on an acoustic guitar and recorded it on my phone, brought it home and re-recorded it with old broken down electronics that I have in my studio.
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