- Summary: The latest from the New York-based techno guru eschews samples for live instrumentation and vocals (by the bald one himself), and is backed by a second disc of ambient works.
- Record Label: V2 / Mute
- Genre(s): Electronic
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When it works... he is as heroically spirit-raising and stomach-tighteningly emotional as he was on Play.... Yet, when Moby plods, it's as if the world is burning with boredom. [Apr 2005, p.121]
Mar 31, 2013Hotel is Moby’s first album without any vocal samples and it is a departure from his earlier albums Play and 18.
It turns out that many critics and even his fans stated that this is his worst album. On Metacritic, it has an average critic score of 47 and an average score of 5.0/10 from the users.
I do agree that it’s his least best, but I find this album to be underrated and I thought it was a good album overall.
The first half of the album is the best, but I thought that in the second half of the album, it sounded like Moby was running out of ideas.
Yes, it is his least best, but it’s worth a listen.
Track Picks: Hotel Intro, Raining Again, Lift Me Up, Where You End & Spiders
DW Rating: 4 out of 5 stars… Expand
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