Hotel - Moby
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. Hotel is all vacancy. [Apr 2005, p.128]
  2. The lyrics seem ripped from a teenager's journal, and his regular-guy vocals can't make them compelling.
  3. Of all the glaring sonic crimes, it’s Moby’s nonexistent voice that most solidifies Hotel’s future infamy.
  4. 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.
  5. His music has lost a large degree of the vitality that it once held.
  6. An album that finds Moby half-remembering ideas for songs that are hard not to forget.
  7. 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.
User Score
5.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 59 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 38
  2. Negative: 17 out of 38
  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. Mike
    Mar 27, 2007
    2
    The worst moby album to date.
  3. TR
    Mar 12, 2007
    0
    A couple of good songs. But I give the album the lowest possible score because of the protection software. I have been wasting my time trying A couple of good songs. But I give the album the lowest possible score because of the protection software. I have been wasting my time trying to transfer the album to my iPod. Unsuccessfully because of what the artists call the opendisc technology. Putting on such protection software on an album the consumer already have purchased the rights for is completely unacceptable. I would never have bought this shitty album had I known in advance. Because of that, it is also the last Moby album I will ever buy. Full Review »