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  • Summary: This is the second full-length release for the Massachusetts indie rock quartet formerly known as The Hotel Year.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
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  1. Apr 16, 2014
    92
    It is all about being strong. It reaches out and tries to help make sense of it all. It's a comforting empathy. The stories are intensely personal but are so easily transferable beyond their original inspiration.
  2. 90
    This album is arguably their strongest music to date and they manage to shoot the most cathartic of bullets at you.
  3. Apr 16, 2014
    90
    Their stripped-back and organic-sounding punkish indie rock recalls early Jimmy Eat World, Texas Is The Reason, the Appleseed Cast, Penfold and the Weakerthans, and this album sees them stand toe to toe with any one of those bands, which is admirable to say the least.
  4. Apr 16, 2014
    90
    From start to finish there’s almost nothing to fault here.
  5. Apr 16, 2014
    82
    Home, Like NoPlace Is There is emotionally relentless, but a relentlessly catchy record as well.
  6. Apr 16, 2014
    80
    Throughout the nine tracks, the band maintains a grown-up punk sound rooted in air-tight musicianship.
  7. Sep 3, 2014
    80
    It’s melodramatic, yes, but the layers to the narrator of Home, Like Noplace Is There are vast. This guy cycles through a series of emotions, each feeling valid, each feeling like an appropriate result of confusion in the wake of a huge loss.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
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  1. May 21, 2014
    9
    In this album the Hotelier from Massachusetts, built a politicized not only drive but a very successful production of delicate tones.

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    make things more simply, the "Home, Like Noplace Is There" is an excellent indie rock, the boundaries of punk, and the album "Your Deep Rest" ... great song! Expand
  2. Apr 23, 2014
    6
    The Hotelier's latest effort stays true to the emo archetype, and delivers some good production. But unfortunately, overall, this is a pretty bland, underwhelming and mediocre album of the genre. Some tracks do stand out here though, like Housebroken, An Introduction to the Album, and Your Deep Rest. Expand