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  • Summary: The second full-length release for Nick Murphy under the name Chet Faker was self-produced.
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  • Record Label: BMG
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Downtempo, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Club/Dance, Indie Electronic
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jul 19, 2021
    80
    ‘Hotel Surrender’ must surely be one of the most cathartic records of the year. From the laid-back cool of opener ‘Oh Me Oh My’, it seems the Faker brand of chill beats is back. The self-production adds to the organic nature of the record, and is often quite bold, with strings and saxophones aplenty.
  2. Jul 19, 2021
    80
    Hotel Surrender is a testament to Murphy's skills as an artist and his attitude as a person.
  3. Rolling Stone
    Aug 3, 2021
    60
    Stretches further into his trademark laid-back R&B. [Jul/Aug 2021, p.133]
  4. Aug 9, 2021
    50
    All ten songs run at the same midtempo pace, with mildly funky backing and steady trap rhythms. If there is a joy to be had, it’s in the unflappable nature of the songs resulting from Murphy’s tasteful, unencumbered production.
  5. Jul 19, 2021
    50
    It might be damning with faint praise, but Hotel Surrender would suggest that Murphy is at his best in shallow artistic waters, and ventures further out at his peril.
  6. Jul 19, 2021
    40
    The marginally more upbeat and engaging Feel Good aside, it’s all very tasteful but ultimately a little unexciting. As returns go, it’s an underwhelming one.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
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  1. Jul 21, 2021
    7
    Not a bad attempt by Chet Faker. The album brings in his very recognizable soulful vocals echoing over his classic down-tempo beats, creatingNot a bad attempt by Chet Faker. The album brings in his very recognizable soulful vocals echoing over his classic down-tempo beats, creating a very pleasant listening experience. Expand
  2. Nov 11, 2021
    6
    As a blind fan until now, I can say that it's the record that i have liked least of him.
    Actually i could not give many reasons, the fault
    As a blind fan until now, I can say that it's the record that i have liked least of him.
    Actually i could not give many reasons, the fault could be mine. I have not found any song that made me feel a lot. Despite all of this, i do not know how to play guitar, how to play drums or even have any sense of rhythm. I am not he best judge, go and listen this album and do not take me into account.

    I thank him for making nice music and i hope i'll like better his next record.
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