Hotel Last Resort

Violent Femmes - Hotel Last Resort
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2019 Ratings: #375 / 423
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Based on 19 ratings
July 26, 2019 / Release Date
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usedtobe
70
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.
LilGatorade
NR
This is the worst album cover ever
jordymusic
36
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
Z.Younk
70
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.
ChesterPaccini
50
Hotel Last Resort is rather hard to listen to at times. At times it's the lyrics and how they are delivered, sometimes it's the instrumental, and sometimes it's both. Violent Femmes have created an underwhelming project with basic musical composition with, excluding some songs, boring lyrical content.

There are some highlights on Hotel Last Resort, though. Some of the melodies and choruses are well written and catchy. I also appreciate the consistent pacing/theme throughout the album.
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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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