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. Of all the glaring sonic crimes, it’s Moby’s nonexistent voice that most solidifies Hotel’s future infamy.
  2. If Moby has accomplished anything with Hotel, it's that he may have become the rare musical artist equally despised by both of modern music criticism's warring camps.
  3. His music has lost a large degree of the vitality that it once held.
  4. An album that finds Moby half-remembering ideas for songs that are hard not to forget.
  5. More than ever, the focus here is on Moby as a singer and songwriter, which is strange, because he is not very good at either job.
  6. Alternative Press
    20
    Hotel is all vacancy. [Apr 2005, p.128]
  7. The lyrics seem ripped from a teenager's journal, and his regular-guy vocals can't make them compelling.
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
    Full Review »
  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.