Hospitality - Hospitality
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7

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  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.
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Apr 16, 2012
    70
    Fans of airy independent music are sure to welcome this disc with open arms, but a few minor quibbles mean that the rest of us might want to hold back for more until the red carpet is rolled out.
  2. Apr 6, 2012
    70
    Amber Papini's beautiful, whimsical vocals are what strike you first when listening to Hospitality's more than decent debut. [May 2012, p.75]
  3. Apr 5, 2012
    80
    If this is bedroom pop, it surely stems from the most cluttered yet colourful bedroom imaginable.