Never the Right Time

Andy Stott - Never the Right Time
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2021 Ratings: #176 / 235
User Score
Based on 158 ratings
2021 Ratings: #134
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
AllMusic
What might look and sound like merely another Stott album has the deepest well of emotion.
80
The Line of Best Fit

Though Never the Right Time may be more introspective and relaxed than previous releases, Stott's unique take on nostalgia and the exploration therein is intriguing enough to make up for some minor pacing issues.

80
PopMatters

Andy Stott's Never the Right Time may be the most inviting record in his catalogue, an entry point into his funereal sound-world. It's also one of his best.

70
Exclaim!
Stott has once again found new ways to squeeze more surprises out of his palette, and hopefully not the last in a long line of permutations.
70
Loud and Quiet

Never the Right Time unfurls more with each listen, and shows Stott as a hidden gem among the countries electronic scene, producing a strain of the genre that feels both old school and contemporary.

67
Beats Per Minute
His newest resembles an above-average B-sides compilation: something to tie over the diehards while they wait for his next official album.
60
Pitchfork

Stott is still a wonderful sound technician of unerring good taste, but something seems to go slack at the center of Never the Right Time.

DCCXX
90
Andy Stott's electronic explorations are some of the most exciting musical experiences. Spanning a diverse array of subgenres, his idiosyncratic songs are often elegant, expansive and eclectic, truly finding balance between the heady introspection and contemplation that is more commonly associated with visual art mediums. Andy's discography feels more akin to museum hallways than a Spotify library, and Never the Right Time might just be the closest he has come to creating an auditory ... read more
AnnexMart
81
I found this album strong and punctual. A swallowing dark & swinging mood throughout. Each piece has a flourishing ambience to it, each snare had an alternating pop on each track, what can be done with instrumentals like these can be also foundations for influence regularly.

Best Track: Answers
zachthesnack
68
First off as a photographer who absolutely loves black and white photographs, this album cover is absolutely stunning!

Secondly, while there were lots of sonically stunning moments on this record, they failed to come together in a way that I found very appealing or engaging. There are some great moments on here for sure. The production is absolutely fantastic, which is to be expected at this point with Stott’s work but this record lacks an objective sense of purpose or fluidity that his ... read more
MickyT
72
It may lose me with some of its ideas but when it's at its best I am fucking floating.
Astroskye
91
Please Go Listen to this Piece of ART as Andy Stott avant-garde electronic production and Alison Skidmore's breathtaking vocals transport you to a Different Universe and Space BEYOND👼😇
Faves:- Away not gone, Don't know how, The beginning, Answers, Never the right time, Dove stone
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Added on: March 23, 2021