The Moody Good LP by Moody Good is blowing up right now — and for good reason. It’s a real hodgepodge of musical styles and genres and influences. It’s all over the place. It’s messy. It’s dirty. It’s just really frackin’ good. Let’s set the tempo with Hotplate, an absolute dubstep monster that was unleashed on the world a couple of months ago, so you may have come across it already. Fasten those seatbelts.
But that is only the tip of the iceberg. This album is all about Moody Good flexing his muscles and showing his versatility. No surprise really given that he used to be in 16Bit and was a collaborator on Bjork’s own work of wonder, Biophilia.
So what have we got in the album? Well, there’s a little bit of rough trip hop, a smidgen of moody future garage, a dash of blissed-out ambience and enough MCs to really nail that urban vibe, as well some quality female vocalists mixing things up. It’s part Tricky, part Burial, part Crystal Castles and everything else in between.
How’s this for a rugged trip hop number?
And what about this African-themed grime bit with the one like Big Narstie? It’s pure fusion!
The album has so much depth and captures so many moods. Apt, really, for a chap who goes by the name Moody Good. We love the samples that pop up throughout the album, too, like crackly, lowfi flashbacks. This is an early contender for album of the year. No doubt.
The album dropped this week (June 3) and you can stream the whole thing now or buy it on iTunes.