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Moby Goes After Brit Brit AGAIN!

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He's really got it out for her, doesn't he?

Moby has once again taken a bizarre, sort-of-but-not-really dig at Miz Britney Spears, by claiming that her music, as well as Ke$ha's, shouldn't be labeled as such!

He explains:

"It's fun, but I don't think of it as music. It's manufactured. I appreciate it as a pop culture phenomenon and some of the songs I like if I hear them in a shopping mall or something, but it doesn't function as music for me. Music is something that communicates emotion and integrity in a really interesting, direct way, and when I listen to the pop music you're describing, it's hyper-produced corporate product. That isn't really even a criticism, but I just think calling it music is a misnomer."

Well, to each his own, we suppose!

But we think it's pretty unfair to pigeon-hole an entire genre and discredit its ability to express emotion just because of how it's produced!

We're sure that there's a lot of people out there that would listen to what he produces and not consider it music, as well! No need to single anyone out and make those kind of statements!

What do U think of Moby's comments?

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152 comments to “Moby Goes After Brit Brit AGAIN!”

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  1. 101

    HAHAHA! Yeah, like 'Made of Stars' is a musical masterpiece! He should talk!



  2. 102

    Re: SlaveMeh – "so your saying Britney phones in a few words and phrases to the studio, maybe just a few vowels and consonants,…… As against this, we have actually seen many paparazzi pictures of Britney going into and coming out of recording studios"
    BAHAHAHAHA. When @Laury said "phones in the vocals", you actually thought that meant Britney literally was on a phone and sang her vocals??? "Phoning it in" is an expression, meaning to do something halfassed.

    In your words: "You know how dumb you sound!!!"



  3. 103

    he is absolutely correct.



  4. 104

    Re: biana v – No honey @Laury accually believes britney phones in her vocals literally!! Phoning it in is not an expression in this case!!



  5. 105

    Re: the Period – Ohhh shut up bitch!!!! The facts are the facts live with it!!!



  6. 106

    He's right. The only problem with his statement is that his work goes into that realm at times too.



  7. 107

    Moby is right - but he's not better. It's very hard to get outside the Big Four manufactured music (these 4 companies own about 80% of the business and tend toward generic rock/rap/country/pop. The art revoltuion is doing that - Dallas musicians are opposing all bands and groups. If it's another group or pop singer, then I know what it's going to sound like, if it is a musician opposed to what rock has become - then I want to hear what they are up to - don't you?



  8. 108

    Re: SlaveMeh – Nice try. There was nothing in her little paragraph that. Find the part where it said that she called the studio? She only said 'phones in the vocals' and the producers do the rest of the work, you were the one who wrote 2 ginormous posts out of a strawman argument and not knowing simple idioms.



  9. 109

    I totally agree!! We, as fans, cannot always determine what was used to create what….and it sounds like "music" to us…and we love our artists so we buy it; but it is a cop-out for the artist to do it that way. I think that a true musician would not use it ~ I would hope they would have too much pride; maybe Brit does because she isn't a musician ~ she is a performer and she doesn't give a damm. I think she just wants this tour done so she can start her life with Jason.



  10. 110

    His level of popularity has nothing to do with the validity of his opinion. Just because he's not climbing Top 40 doesn't mean he can't make a point. This just goes to show your level of indoctrination and ignorance, somehow thinking top 40 positions and CD records account for quality and that these "artists" actually have an input in their music. Basically, most of them are just puppets for their label to suck money out of, and the truly creative and inspiring music is lost somewhere in the underground, which nobody listens to ofc because it's not flashy and constantly shoved down your throats on MTV like all the Britney's and Rihanna's. And LOL at the comment about Moby being Techno. I guess you couldn't name a Techno song to save your life, or other types of electronic music for that matter.



  11. 111

    Re: biana v – theres also nothing in her paragraph thats says she was using phoning as an expression!!!



  12. 112

    Re: SlaveMeh – That's bc everyone understands an expression when they read it. e.g 'phones in the___", " dime a dozen", etc. People understand its context, hence the need not to explain its meaning. To explain an expression is defeating the purpose of using an expression in the 1st place. Only you took it out of context, or took it literally, I should say.



  13. 113

    What he's saying is actually very true.



  14. 114

    Re: biana v – Well sorry ive never heard of the expression phoning it in and i definitely did not know the meaning was to do something halfassed!! I understand an expression but ive never heard of this one thats for sure!!! But what i was saying there is conspiracy theorists who accually believe britney phones in her vacals!! So i just assumed thats what she meant!!!



  15. 115

    Re: @v@
    Sounds like you have excellent taste in music! :)



  16. 116

    I could not agree more Moby!!!!!!!



  17. 117

    As if this douchebag is a musician!



  18. 118

    ,…….and i used to think moby was an idiot !……..this is fuking brilliant !…….



  19. 119

    Music os music some music isn't as deep as others but whatever when the fuck is the last time moby was relevant. Who is giving him the time of day to make these comments? He shouldn't be putting down other peoples work so to speak. He sounds obsessed with britney it's creepy.



  20. 120

    It doesn't matter to me.. I like what I like regardless of if someone thinks it's manufactured or unoriginal. Sometimes these celebrities just need to keep their opinions to themselves. Everything they think doesn't have to be said on an international platform. The way he feels about pop music may be the way some persons feel about his genre of music. I think he's pissed because these "talentless hacks" sell more records than he does. He should blame the consumers and not the artists. That said I love Britney! lol!



  21. 121

    couldn't have said it any better!



  22. 122

    This guy is the biggest idiot! How many million more people have heard of 'Britney Spears' than 'Moby? I'm betting on a shit storm of em.

    To Moby: WHO ARE YOU? And if you were pretty much ANY good, I would be able to name ONE of your songs which I can't so whatever. lolz



  23. 123

    It's music. It's just really shitty music.

    The best music being played, you're not likely to find on the radio.

  24. @v@ says – reply to this


    124

    Re: booboo1111 – True enough, but I can't fault Moby for pointing out that the masses are being spoonfed mostly inconsequential pap. What goes in, comes out. Most musicians get inspiration from other music that's out there, but you won't find much inspiration today from top 40. For a developed musician it can be kind of depressing when you compare today's top tunes to the comparatively stunning music scene of the past 3 or 4 decades that seems to no longer exist, except it does; and it's difficult to find. If you go on youtube, there's a constant wail, and not from boomers or X'rs, but from young people on old videos crying 'why don't we have bands like this anymore, I was born in the wrong decades, today's music sucks.' I've read that over and over and over. Kids deserve better.

  25. @v@ says – reply to this


    125

    Re: TwistinMySobriety – You must like the same tunes that I do, hehe; but there are millions of us out here in our maximum earning years just drifting while looking for any righteous tunes to buy. This market is mostly being ignored, or I just don't know how to access it apart from piecemeal discoveries. Older musicians need to pull together and form some kind of consortium for delivering their stuff to those of us that would love to have it.

  26. @v@ says – reply to this


    126

    The creativity level and musicality of today's mass marketed tunes is at grade school level, and geared for quick turnaround; and worse, they all copy each other when somethng sells, so it's more of the same.



  27. 127

    Pop music is what it is, either go along with it and have fun or sit and complain.



  28. 128

    He is SPOT ON.



  29. 129

    How can he say her music has no emotion? I can't even listen to "Everytime" without feeling sad, I even cry when I hear it sometimes. Or "Shadow". What about "Breathe On Me"? Everytime I hear that song it puts me in the mood. Or "How I Roll" when I hear that song I get a happy feeling. He's wrong to say her music has no emotion.



  30. 130

    "And Moby? You can get stomped by Obie
    … You don't know me, you're too old, let go
    It's over…"



  31. 131

    auto tune is what is hot right now. techno beats are the things that sell at the moment. music is like fashion; it's ever evolving. music isn't about finding the hidden meaning, it's about evoking a feeling. If you're in a damn shopping mall and hear a song that puts a smile on your face, then that's good music. and people need to quit saying britney can't sing. thats a fucking stupid statement. she's sang plenty of un auto-tuned songs so quit being ignorant and research before you talk bull shit. you only sound stupid.



  32. 132

    Re: SlaveMeh – ok, u have absolutlely got to be 3 years old if u have never heard that expression. i mean the fact that u actually believe britney only uses autotune on 10% of her vocals is so funny. were u in the studio with her? the fact is, and im only going to say it once, she CANT SING. even many of her fans know that and that is why she cant sing live EVER. oh whats the use, u will never accept reality.



  33. 133

    Re: SlaveMeh – oh man, we are all laughing at u. bwahahahahahahaha!!!!!



  34. 134

    Re: Voivode – Moby has a TINY VAGINA!!! LITTLE PEEN chip on his shoulder. HEy, moBY, come outta the closet, ass eater!! LOLZ



  35. 135

    Re: @v@
    I was an 80s kid who had a decent of heap 60s and 70s music growing up, so I do get a little excited for this generation when I hear teens saying "today's music sucks. I wish they would make music like [insert 60s, 70s, 80s band]". Yes, even back then there were a lot of complaints about the music by the older generation–it's all a generation thing–but compare the music from then to today, and it really isn't the same thing. The age of the true rockers are gone, the days where women can sling a guitar and rock are gone. Yes, you can find some really great artists, but you really have to look hard and far for them, but you really shouldn't have to.
    I guess if people say they do get enjoyment in a lot of stuff out today, I can't argue with that. I find myself listening to some of today's pop as well. It's just kind of hard to not feel nostalgic when you're old enough to remember how it used to be.



  36. 136

    I agree, love Britney's old music but not her new. In her standards it sucks. She can do a lot better.



  37. 137

    Re: the Period – How the how are you going to ask me if i was in the studio with her when you said she cant sing well how the hell do you know are you in the studio with her!!! You fucking fool!! you need to get a new catch line everytime someone disagrees with you, you say how old are you 12 or 3!!! Peice out bitch!!!



  38. 138

    Re: SlaveMeh – Jesus tap dancing Christ. Don't you think if someone could sing, they would sing live?? Britney has never once in her life sang live. Never. Even during her slower songs that didn't require dancing, she still lipsynched or her voice was heavily mixed(way more than Beyonce or Christina) into her recorded songs to hide her real voice. Give me a break, even Britney's dire hard fans know she has never been a 'singer'. Give her credit for being a performer, dancer(back in the day), brand, but don't be so deluded into believing she can sing.



  39. 139

    Re: SlaveMeh – Stay pressed hoe… your idol Shitney is nothing but FAIL.



  40. 140

    Re: biana v – Maybe if you took the time to look on youtube then you would know there are hundreds of videos of britney singing live!!! Dont you think an ex-security staffer, and the ever-floating multitude of hangers-on and freeloaders, including ex-boyfriends? What about Sam Lutfi? would have already sold the secret to the news Why would they keep quiet on Britney’s behalf? What I think is more sinister is When you consider that she’s worked with more than 40 production teams in her career so far, it’s pretty amazing that nobody has approached the News Of The World or The Sun with the terrible secret that britney cant really sing. Amazing too that so many of them have deliberately gone on record to lie about how good she is in the studio when they didn’t have to. NEXT!!!!



  41. 141

    Re: listenyoupieceofshit – Lol i see you changed your fakeass name!!! We know your mad your .99 whore could not break britneys record for highest debut of 1.3 million in one week for any female artist!!!



  42. 142

    What we're missing here are the key words from Moby - "for me"…it doesn't function as music for Moby - he's entitled to his opinion. I think most of the songs today sound alike. I can't tell Miley from Britney from Ke$ha. And so what? At times it's fun that's why they call it Pop. Personally, I prefer some good old fashioned Kay Kyser Orchestra and I'm entitled to my opinion too. By the by - not a Moby fan either.



  43. 143

    Re: SlaveMeh – You know I LOVE Britney… can't stand the fucking fans. Brit used to be amazing and could dance her ass off…. now not so much. And the lip syncing at concerts and performances is out of control. I just don't understand how people like you are so delusional?



  44. 144

    Re: SlaveMeh – The only thing I'm mad at is people like you constantly running your fuckin mouth. I changed my name and avatar just for you… whats the problem? Think you're so big and bad on the internetz? lol give me a break hoe.

  45. @v@ says – reply to this


    145

    Re: DanielDax – You get it. There's still a huge market. These kids lap up what's fed to them by the marketing PTB, and nostalgia twins it with their memories; and I feel sorry for them a bit because as a former part time musician I still think it's substandard. I get how club music is raucous fun to dance to as it's ravish and techno. The clubs don't mix it up, tho, so there's no folk, blues, rock, metal, pop, soul, funk for larger variety of taste or expression. They started copying the mass produced Asian pop star mold. They also don't want any CSN&Y or War, Dylan or Baez having any cultural say or influence. I guess more looking might find me some good music.



  46. 146

    Re: @v@
    Interesting comment about the Asian pop star mold. I've never thought about that or even looked into it. I'll have to research that out. I've always blamed it on Madonna. LOL…just kidding….sort of.



  47. 147

    I think people today have too many distractions. No one really cares about the music anymore. They just want something with a good beat, they care more about songs then they do an album, and they just want instant gratification. I find a lot of kids today have short attention spans and will listen to the first 15 seconds of a song and decide they don't like it. Of course I know I'm not speaking for everyone, just in case someone wants to get their knickers all twisted thinking I'm talking about you in particular. It just seems like no one understands the concept of an album anymore. People just pick and choose what they like and download inferior sounding mp3s rather than buy albums. And the artists today aren't any better. You got singers releasing albums with 50 different producers and 20 different guest artists, which doesn't give a lot of these albums today a sense of cohesion. And record companies are the worst offenders. No true artist development seems to exist today. You don't sell your first album, and you're dropped by the label before you can come out with the 2nd. I guess I'm just an grumpy old guy (not that old..in my late 30s) who remembers the age of college radio and discovering bands through word of mouth, spending hours in record stores, going to clubs to hear new bands, etc.. There's always been crappy music throughout the years, but I think this is the first time that I've really felt disengaged with the music scene.



  48. 148

    Re: biana v – You go gurl! You handed Slavemeh's ass on a silver platter lmao!!! You're too smart and clever for Slavemeh's small mindedness and ignorance. Thanks for the great replies, they really had me lol. Seriously, who doesn't get the Phone In expression and then states the expression wasn't stated in the reply, hahahaha… And, Slavemeh can only reply with vulgarities.. Oh wow. Slavemeh tried to reply to one of my comments and FAILED!



  49. 149

    Re: depechegurl – Ha, thanks girl! I was in the middle of replying to @Slavemeh's last ridonculous post, who doesn't understand when Youtube has the title "Britney Live", it means live in concert, not her voice is live, but then I realized I'm dealing with someone who a) has the comprehension level of a toddler and b) gets their facts from News of the World and The Sun, and thought 'screw it' lol. It's nice to know there's some sanity in this sea of crazy :)



  50. 150

    Re: @v@ – i love what u just wrote becuase my nephew and i talk about what u just said all the time. if u look back at the 60s, 70s and some of the 80s, there was actual music on the radio that was something to remember, even 40 and 50 years later. all the music didnt sound the same and there was allot of original stuff happening, some for the 1st time. like u said, now they find a formula and if it sells, they stick with it until it gets sickening. i ALWAYS read the comments on youtube by teenages who say how they wish they were born at a different time when music was really good. and yes, young people do deserve better. they will never know what it was like to live in an era where there was so much good stuff out there.



  51. 151

    Re: SlaveMeh – u really are delusional. the reason why her millions of producers (and yes, she needs a ton of them to make her sound halfway decent) do not tell the world that she cant sing is because they are in the business of selling their product. and that product is britney. its counterproductive for a producer to work with an artist only to turn around and say that said artist cant sing. guess your not 12 or 3. guess u are 1 years old at best. u poor sorry fool.



  52. 152

    i love moby but it's pretty much the pot calling the kettle black on his comments.both genres of music owe each other alot! he borrows his samples from other music, and his vocals are chopped up and manipulated to adhere to his music.electronica is by the far the least "pure" form of music out there, so he's just a complete hypocrite.

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