Although Moby recorded Hotel in his bedroom studio and played almost every instrument himself, there's a subtle, sublime shine to the double album. His previous efforts might have been soaked in samples, but Hotel presents nothing but straightforward songwriting and organic innovation; the entire record is sample-free. The tracks range from soulful dance numbers like "Raining Again" and electro-disco ditties like "Very" to New Wave synth songs like "Where You End" and melancholy dance-pop moments like "Slipping Away." The second CD, Hotel-Ambient, contains 11 mind-numbing electronic instrumentals. Don't be surprised if a boxed set of "Moby's Catchiest TV Commercial Songs" appears soon, too.