Friday, December 21, 2007

Powderfinger - Dream Days at The Hotel Existence

I scored a copy of this when it was first released, probably not as good as its predecessors but has the song ‘lost and running’ one of their best.

Powderfinger's sixth studio album, Dream Days at the Hotel Existence was released on June 2, 2007. Debuting at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart, it broke the Australian digital sales record, with over 3000 copies sold online. Reviewers, however, did not rate it as highly as its predecessor, Vulture Street, with Cameron Adams of the Herald Sun HiT describing it as "consistent" Bernard Zuel, who reviewed Vulture Street in 2003, described Dream Days at the Hotel Existence as "Powderfinger's first dull album", but the band as "the biggest rock band in the country".

In his review of Dream Days at the Hotel Existence, Zuel described it as "[having] high-gloss and muscular framework", and that stated that this is what "American radio considers serious rock".[51]

Compared with the relatively lean, agile sound they've perfected up to now, this is Powderfinger as the footballer who in the off-season spends his time in the gym and emerges buff and beefy. The problem is he has bulk but has traded in his nimbleness.

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