Album
Luxury Problems
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Artist
Andy Stott

Luxury Problems by Andy Stott

Andy Stott - Luxury Problems
CRITIC SCORE
86
Based on 10 reviews
2012 Ranking: #7 / 708
USER SCORE
84
Based on
45 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.

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DETAILS

RELEASED: October 29, 2012
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: Modern Love
GENRE: Dub Techno
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 3 - Beats Per Minute
# 16 - Cokemachineglow
# 13 - Exclaim!
# 20 - Gorilla vs. Bear
# 29 - Obscure Sound
# 29 - Pazz and Jop
# 14 - Pitchfork
# 28 - PopMatters
# 5 - The 405
# 28 - The Quietus
# 18 - The Wire
# 8 - Tiny Mix Tapes
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