- Luxury Problems

Andy Stott - Luxury Problems
CRITIC SCORE
84
Based on 12 reviews
2012 Rank: #9 / 860
USER SCORE
83
Based on
87 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Beats Per Minute

The record has an engrossing, alternately glassy and foggy tactility, as if you’re groping blindly through a dark, thick dream logic-riddled haze only to find something smooth and cool and comforting at its center to wrap your sweaty limbs around.

90
Tiny Mix Tapes

A memorable, impermanent joy, it restores, rather than disturbs, the equilibrium — a feat of engineering in the service of artistry.

90
PopMatters

The inherent darkness of Stott’s carious and degraded mixes, souped up in reverberating drone and pointillized by granular detail, is here juxtaposed against the often sweet, sometimes harrowing voice of his one-time mentor.

87
Pitchfork

Luxury Problems is more internally focused, an evocative and immersive soundtrack for a sustained look within. It's the headphones album of the year from a producer with a long history who has come into his own.

70
FACT Magazine

It is certainly a gorgeous production, and tracks will possibly come across differently in a mix, even if it is not quite what many will have been expecting.

70
Drowned in Sound

As it is Luxury Problems is a shift in a new direction that’s not quite bold enough to make the jump in full, but still loaded with incredible ideas.

User Reviews
Nov 20, 2014
Tom Simmons
81
Fav Tracks: Sleepless, Leaving, Numb, Lost and Found, Luxury Problems
Jun 15, 2013
93
an album of moods and beats, in parts this is breath taking, a great album for chilling out and soaking up the high class production on it, it is deep and engrossing throughout
Nov 13, 2012
KEITH1437
93
The openness of this album compared to the claustrophobia of his last two is a welcomed change. Instead of drowning, it's like coming up to the surface. Fantastic release.
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DETAILS

October 29, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Modern Love / Label
Dub Techno / Genres
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Track List
  1. Numb 
  2. Lost and Found 
  3. Sleepless 
  4. Hatch the Plan 
  5. Expecting 
  6. Luxury Problems 
  7. Up the Box 
  8. Leaving
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Added on: October 15, 2012