Hotel

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  • 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.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 24
  2. Negative: 8 out of 24
  1. It's certainly not the most bracing thing he's ever done, but it's hardly disposable pop dreck.
  2. Los Angeles Times
    63
    The irony is that even though the sound itself is more "natural" than on most of Moby's previous work, the essence feels less organic and more calculated. [20 Mar 2005]
  3. Impeccably made, hedonistic, lovelorn, catchy, compelling. But spiritual, messianic, visionary? Not by a long shot.
  4. Urb
    40
    The frustrating saving grace is a bonus disc of fluid, pain-killing Brian Eno pastiche. [Jun 2005, p.75]
  5. Uncut
    40
    [A] fruitless bid to affect euphoria. [Apr 2005, p.97]
  6. An album that finds Moby half-remembering ideas for songs that are hard not to forget.
  7. Of all the glaring sonic crimes, it’s Moby’s nonexistent voice that most solidifies Hotel’s future infamy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 39
  2. Negative: 17 out of 39
  1. Dec 29, 2015
    10
    "Hotel" has some really fun songs to (I liked when they played the song 'beautiful' in the "Devil Wears Prada" movie. It's a very upbeat"Hotel" has some really fun songs to (I liked when they played the song 'beautiful' in the "Devil Wears Prada" movie. It's a very upbeat album. Listen to it if you're feeling bored. It's got a lot of fun beats to it. The melodies on the songs are very good. The music is nicely done. Yeah! I love this album as much as I would "Play." I like this better than "Play." Expand
  2. JonathanC
    Dec 26, 2006
    9
    This album was one of my favourites of 2005. A couple of the tracks towards the end drag a little but the more I listen to the album, the This album was one of my favourites of 2005. A couple of the tracks towards the end drag a little but the more I listen to the album, the more I enjoy it. It's different to his other work; that doesn't mean it's not good. Play was wildly different to Everything is Wrong, but both are outstanding records. Expand
  3. ChrisB
    Mar 31, 2005
    8
    While it would be hard to match the genius of 'Play', I don't think Hotel is too bad at all, though I feel Moby excels best While it would be hard to match the genius of 'Play', I don't think Hotel is too bad at all, though I feel Moby excels best when mixing more music and less singing. While usually a fan of his dance tracks,I actually preferred the Ambient CD to the feature CD. Overall, not a bad effort for the guy though. Expand
  4. Eleanor
    Apr 24, 2005
    5
    "Heartfelt" and "simple" seems to be a cop-out for thin, unimaginative pieces. It sounds more like lazy pop than electronica. Although Moby "Heartfelt" and "simple" seems to be a cop-out for thin, unimaginative pieces. It sounds more like lazy pop than electronica. Although Moby has done what I have always wanted - made an album with a uniform style running throghout - it does not have the same standard or variety of Play. Expand
  5. jacobm
    May 20, 2005
    3
    I love Moby's old style, and I hate his new one. This whole album is washed out rainy day woe is me BS, where did fun happenin Moby go?
  6. nicc
    Apr 8, 2005
    2
    simply ridiculous and ugly.
  7. OldY
    Mar 22, 2005
    0
    This is complete drivel. I was going to give it 1/10, but I couldn't remember what I'd given it a point for. If 18 was Play's This is complete drivel. I was going to give it 1/10, but I couldn't remember what I'd given it a point for. If 18 was Play's B-sides, then Hotel is the C-sides: give me a Fisherprice Keyboard and I can make more interesting ambient music than this! Expand

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