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Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt is the fifteenth studio album by American electronica musician Moby.

It was released on March 2, 2018, through record labels Little Idiot and Mute.
Moby produced Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt in his home studio. The album draws from Moby's musical roots, incorporating influences from trip hop, dub, soul, and gospel music, with a less "noisy" approach inspired by Moby's fascination with exploring the boundaries of studio production. He has cited the record's biggest musical influences as being "the studio based albums around in the 70s and early 80s – Grace Jones, Marianne Faithfull's Broken English – pre-digital, where people would still use the studio like an instrument. Where they were playing around with synthesising and techniques but they were still working in the analogue realm". Moby was also influenced by the production on certain post-punk, R&B, soul, and reggae records, particularly in their mixture of prominent vocals and experimental touches. He aimed to incorporate "sonic imperfections" in producing the album's songs by utilizing older equipment.

According to Sarah Bradbury of Clash, Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt finds Moby returning to his earlier "transcendental" electronica sound. Steven J. Horowitz, in Billboard, describes the album as being driven by a "'90s trip-hop aesthetic", while Neil Z. Yeung of AllMusic found it "mostly indebted to trip-hop and his pre-millennial output".

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