Hotel Shampoo

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Hotel Shampoo
Studio album by Gruff Rhys
Released 14 February 2011
Recorded 2010
Genre Alternative rock
Length 40:16
Label Ovni Records
Producer Andy Votel
Gruff Rhys chronology
Candylion
(2007)
Hotel Shampoo
(2011)
American Interior
(2014)
Singles from Hotel Shampoo
  1. "Shark Ridden Waters" b/w "I Totally Understand"
    Released: October 2010
  2. "Sensations In The Dark" b/w "Follow The Sunflower Trail (Theme Tune For a National Strike)"
    Released: February 2011
  3. "Honey All Over" b/w "Xenodocheionology"
    Released: May 2011
  4. "Space Dust #2" b/w "Whale Trail"
    Released: October 2011
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Drowned In Sound 7/10 stars [1]
Independent 4/5 stars [2]

Hotel Shampoo is the third solo album by Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys, released on 14 February 2011. The title of the record is a reference to Gruff’s habit of hoarding mini shampoo bottles and other complimentary hotel products whilst on tour, and the miniature hotel he built from them in advance of the record's announcement. The album won the 2011 Welsh Music Prize and the Album of the Year award at the Artrocker Awards 2011.

Samples[edit]

The track "Shark Ridden Waters" is built around a sample of "It Doesn't Matter Anymore", as performed by The Cyrkle.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Shark Ridden Waters" (with Andy Votel) 4:25
2. "Honey All Over"   3:18
3. "Sensations in The Dark"   2:42
4. "Vitamin K"   3:06
5. "Take a Sentence"   3:05
6. "Conservation Conversation"   2:40
7. "Sophie Softly"   2:11
8. "Christopher Columbus"   3:33
9. "Space Dust #2" (featuring Sarah Assbring) 2:20
10. "At The Heart Of Love"   3:34
11. "Patterns of Power"   3:37
12. "If We Were Words, We Would Rhyme"   3:13
13. "Rubble Rubble"   2:53
Total length:
41:00

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lavery, Aaron (2011-02-09). "Gruff Rhys - Hotel Shampoo / Releases / Releases // Drowned In Sound". Drownedinsound.com. Retrieved 2012-02-22. 
  2. ^ Andy Gill (2011-02-11). "Album: Gruff Rhys, Hotel Shampoo (Ovni (Turnstile)) - Reviews - Music". The Independent. Retrieved 2012-02-22. 
  3. ^ Marie Wood (1 March 2011). "DiS meets Gruff Rhys". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 7 August 2011.