- Luxury Problems

Andy Stott - Luxury Problems
CRITIC SCORE
84
Based on 13 reviews
2012 Rank: #11 / 878
USER SCORE
82
Based on
96 ratings

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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.

80
Spin

As the overwhelming bulk of Luxury Problems demonstrates, the producer might’ve learned how to marshal all the dark, weird stuff boiling inside him, but he’s not about to relinquish it any time soon.

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.

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.
Tom Simmons
81
Fav Tracks: Sleepless, Leaving, Numb, Lost and Found, Luxury Problems
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
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Added on: October 15, 2012