At nearly 15 years old, I like to Score probably does not get the attention that Moby's following albums do and yet you have to wonder why. In short it is a collection of songs used in TV or film through the 90s including an absolute classic. It contains 12 tracks and lasts a little over 47 minutes and the tracks are undoubtedly all from the Electronica genre that Moby inhabited at that point in his career.
A quick glance over the tracklisting and the casual observer will recognise maybe the one track, that being the remix of the James Bond theme which was done for the Pierce Brosnan 'Tomorrow Never Dies' film. It's nothing mind blowing, simply adding a high tempo beat over electronically styled guitar riffs. Fluff, but enjoyable none the less.
This is followed by Go which is not so much from a film, rather inspired by. In this case it uses 'Laura Palmer's Theme' from the TV series Twin Peaks. It takes the haunting, slow moving melody and adds a disco beat to it, ups the tempo and an instant dance classic which will have anybody of a certain age immediately saying '...oh yeah, I know that.'
There are other tracks that will probably be recognised such as 'Oil 1' from 'The Saint', 'First Cool Hive' from 'Scream' and 'New Dawn Fades' from 'Heat'. But for me the real standout track and indeed the main reason I purchased the CD all those years ago is for track 8, God Moving Over the Face of Water. Quite a pretentious name for a simple dance track and yet it does more than live up to it.
Starting off with just a simple piano melody, it gradually builds with synthesizers adding another distinct layer complements the piano beautifully. The percussion builds into it, gaining momentum until reaching it's crescendo at the end of nearly 6 minutes. Still after all this time, the hairs on the back of neck stand up. It provides a fitting conclusion to the film 'Heat' managing to overcome the presence of Robert De Niro and Al Pacino's final scene. If you've seen the movie, you probably know what I am talking about.
I love this album, more for the presence of 'God Moving...' and when you consider it can be picked up for a little under £3, which is the price of most CD singles, it's like you are getting eleven tracks free. I would recomend it to anyone and there is still far more to listen to than the few tracks I have covered.
Disc #1 Tracklisting
2 James Bond
4 Ah Ah
5 I Like To Score
7 New Dawn Fades
8 God Moving Over The Face Of The Waters
9 First Cool Hive
11 Love Theme