Hotel

Metascore
47

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic 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. Filter
    70
    14 tracks that go from anthemic to soothing and sleepy, while never once crossing any kind of line--or even looking at one. [#15, p.94]
  3. Entertainment Weekly
    67
    Reveal[s] just how ordinary his synth-pop has grown. [25 Mar 2005, p.71]
  4. 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]
User Score
5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 61 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 39
  2. Negative: 17 out of 39
  1. Mar 31, 2013
    8
    Hotel 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
    Hotel 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
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  2. 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." Full Review »
  3. Mike
    Mar 27, 2007
    2
    The worst moby album to date.