Stunning Luxury

Snapped Ankles - Stunning Luxury
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2019 Ratings: #244 / 586
User Score
Based on 62 ratings
2019 Ratings: #416
March 1, 2019 / Release Date
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The Leaf Label / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
The 405

Stunning Luxury is a document to a band not only playing with their own identity, but questioning the concrete world of bland people in bland suits that they see around them.

80
Loud and Quiet

This is basically a 10-song Gang of Four style takedown of modern capitalism, only this time, estate agents take the place of cheeseburgers as the avatars of blood-sucking consumerism.

80
The Skinny

With Stunning Luxury, Snapped Ankles have achieved that rarest feat, a stridently political album that loses neither its sense of humour nor its capacity for bangers.

80
DIY

Ultimately the notion of harmony is treated with skepticism on ‘Stunning Luxury’. While the heavy beats and hooky vocals guarantee fruitful foot-tapping rewards, there’s also an abundance of obnoxious sound effects lurking around every corner.

70
God Is in the TV

Stunning Luxury could have been a bit more articulate about some of this stuff, a bit more engaged.  Perhaps they’re just optimists.  No matter.  If they can keep making records as enjoyable as this, I’ll forgive them anything.

60
AllMusic

Even though Stunning Luxury is an overwhelming blur at times, small doses of its feral excitement can be infectious and even catchy in their own surreal way.

CheapandLethal
90
Superb
Scuba
75
Interesting and something different.
Xristoula
95
One of the best for this year.Ace.
Humbug
70
Fantastic mixture of minimal synth pop, psychedelic garage and dance punk. Occasionally in the band's curious melodic wailing I hear Mark E Smith, sometimes Stereolab by how creatively it pushes the genre, while also various classic Madchester acts between each explosive chorus. Definitely a record I'll be revisiting.
qd
80
groooovy!
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Year End Lists

#91/Rough Trade

Track List

  1. Pestisound (Moving Out)
  2. Tailpipe
  3. Letter From Hampi Mountain
  4. Rechargeable
  5. Delivery Van
  6. Three Steps to a Development
  7. Skirmish in the Suburbs
  8. Dial the Rings on a Tree
  9. Drink and Glide
  10. Dream and Formaldehyde
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Added on: November 25, 2018