Hotel Sessions - The Lemonheads
Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Feb 16, 2012
    73
    Somehow, Dando's nonchalance here--his stoned cadences, fleeting hooks, loose-limbed guitar playing, and generally rumpled demeanor--comes across as a weird but sincere gregariousness.
  2. Feb 10, 2012
    70
    Far from essential, Hotel Sessions is a glimpse of a once great songwriter in mid-process.
  3. Feb 17, 2012
    60
    Hotel Sessions is infinitely more charming than the finished item. [Feb 2012, p.91]
  4. A charming companion piece to The Best of...
  5. 60
    It's hardly a treasure trove of unreleased material but the tape hiss, traffic noise and acoustic arrangements make it an invitingly slackerish alternative.
  6. Feb 3, 2012
    60
    It might be better to think of Hotel Sessions as a surviving collection of demos and rarities rather than a planned project. Handled in this way, the album begins to exude at least some charm.
  7. All we learn from these wispy solo offerings is that Lemonheads songs are not improved by persistent cassette hiss and background noise.
  8. Feb 3, 2012
    40
    If Hotel Sessions had a layer of banished songs or the context of label-drama, that would be one thing, but as it stands it's a very boring, commonplace, and unneeded part of music-biz procedural that never needed the light of day.
  9. Feb 3, 2012
    30
    The bulk of the problems lies with the performance itself, and the material chosen.

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