Hotel Last Resort

Violent Femmes - Hotel Last Resort
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2019 Ratings: #571 / 634
User Score
Based on 34 ratings
2019 Ratings: #1193
July 26, 2019 / Release Date
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PIAS / Label
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This would please their old fans yet as for me, this left a defiant taste in my ears. This is a provoking, idiosyncratic piece of music but feels a tad bit dry as it drags along the track-list that I might give this more spins to grow on me.
This is the worst album cover ever
Listen I hate to be that snobby prick complaining about genre tags, I'm no expert myself, but post-punk? this? come on!

These cuts sound ALMOST as lousy as those songs you hear 'comedians' with acoustic guitars singing in small talent shows to an audience packed with rowdy 40 year old wine mums clapping along. A sort of country infused comedy rock outing for the most part. Rootin' tootin' vibes. Just lands very flat, conceptually and musically. Even the songs that aren't intended to be comedic ... read more
I'm Nothing is one of the most Violent Femmes-song they've done in years, The last 4 songs especially pack a lot of the goofy half-improvised sounding early VF energy.
Better stuff out there
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Track List

  1. Another Chorus
  2. I Get What I Want
  3. I'm Nothing (feat. Stefan Janoski)
  4. Adam Was a Man
  5. Not OK
  6. Hotel Last Resort (feat. Tom Verlaine)
  7. Everlasting You
  8. It's All Or Nothing
  9. I'm Not Gonna Cry
  10. This Free Ride
  11. Paris To Sleep
  12. Sleepin' At the Meetin'
  13. God Bless America
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Added on: April 30, 2019