Hospitality - Hospitality
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  • Record Label: Merge
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Pop, Alternative Singer/Songwriter
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Jan 31, 2012
    91
    Hospitality is a sharp, well-rehearsed guitar-pop collection.
  2. Feb 2, 2012
    80
    Overall, there is a fine balance of sounds, feelings, and textures on the album, enough to make Hospitality both a vindication of promise already displayed by the band and hope for further greatness.
  3. Mar 12, 2012
    78
    For all its supposed politeness, this is distinct, sharp music.
  4. Feb 1, 2012
    70
    Hospitality's debut is a sugar-rush of an album, albeit one given acerbic snap by Papini's delivery.
  5. Apr 4, 2012
    70
    It's as if Hospitality are using these songs to channel gnawing anxieties about their futures on one hand, while using insightful lyricism and breezy pop stylings to romanticise the plight of barely scraping together rent on the other
  6. Feb 3, 2012
    70
    [Hospitality is] accomplished and bright, with more room to grow.
  7. Jan 30, 2012
    50
    The Brooklyn's quartet vacillates between Camera Obscura's mawkish indie-pop, Regina Spektor's endearing flirtations and The Clientele's autumnal vision. [#39, p.68]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Aug 18, 2012
    10
    I've been waiting for a great debut all year since most of the recent LPs from my favorite bands (Dirty projectors, twin shadow, the tallest man on earth) have been kind of a let down. But once I saw this band on NPR, I was hooked. "Sleepover" is beautiful and powerful with just raw emotion. All 10 songs are gorgeous, pleasant, fun, and a new sound to lo-fi pop rock. The subtlety and smoothness of this band is really what gets me, and outdoes all of these other bands trying to do something wild with extra synths and instrumentation. This is a must buy!! Expand
  2. May 10, 2012
    8
    Twee vocals, chiming guitars, great lyrics, good pervasive melodic sense-no false steps and hard to believe it is a debut album. Harken back to the tamer, pop-endowed but yet somehow skewed heyday of the mid-eighties independent music but done better and you may have a sense of the band. Buy it. Expand