The most political music is often the most explicit, battering its audience with its beliefs. But that isn’t always the case; sometimes it embeds its ideas in subtler, more successful ways. Take The Hotelier (previously The Hotel Year), whose second full-length Home, Like Noplace Is There is comprised of what can only be described as anthemic, cathartic rock songs, sent occasionally to delicate and destructive extremes. It’s clear there’s more to the record than its powerful melodies. By making political statements through personal explorations, The Hotelier has not only make a uniquely political record, but also a subtler, more successful one.