Too Many Voices

Andy Stott - Too Many Voices
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2016 Ratings: #91 / 762
User Score
Based on 107 ratings
2016 Ratings: #246
April 22, 2016 / Release Date
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Modern Love / Label
UK Bass / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Tiny Mix Tapes

Despite the complexities that make this such a multi-faceted and intrepid addition to the Modern Love catalogue ... Too Many Voices is an immersive experience that builds on the artists’ past without once holding them back.

85
XLR8R

Too Many Voices provides as many moments of disquiet, albeit a particularly exquisite form of disquiet, as it does of comfort.

80
Spin

Much of Voices also sounds like it’s slowly decomposing, even as it’s more spacious and aerated than Stott’s previous releases — filled with air the way a corpse bloats, perhaps.

80
AllMusic

It's a soundtrack for a sort of lovers' lane -- a moonlit path made treacherous by tar pits and sinkholes.

80
Exclaim!

Too Many Voices is a breath of fresh air for anyone who found Faith overwhelmingly claustrophobic.

80
PopMatters
This is Stott at his best, a composer whose futuristic music is well rooted in today’s world, one that is badly connected to material reality, without a locus, with an idea of time that is flexible, adaptable. If we’ll ever need a soundtrack to our virtual alter life, this would be the perfect choice.
75
Consequence of Sound

Much of his work lives in destruction and rebirth, and embracing that helps to make Too Many Voices his strongest record since his 2012 breakout, Luxury Problems.

72
Resident Advisor

Stott's latest marks a new stage on this journey into the pop unknown, but it feels like he's not quite there yet.

71
Pitchfork

There’s plenty of low and high end, but none of the gray in-between. It makes for an album that sounds more like backing tracks missing the singer and the song to complete them. If anything, Too Many Voices sounds like it has too few.

EMR
67
On his new record, notorious producer Andy Stott gives a short step back in his delightfully dark catalogue, indulging into proto-vaporwave sounds and sampling-techniques that generate obvious Daniel Lopatin comparisons. The enigmatic producer from the Oneohtrix Point Never project plays a big role in Too Many Voices as a primmary influence on Stott. The problem is, Stott used to be a forward-looking electronic artist that constantly used his creative forces to keep his music relevant and ... read more
holsgr
65
☆☆☆ ~ Decent and quite original work in which coexist a latent creativity of interesting but inconclusive ideas with some subtle irregular and boring passages.
tha138
72
As a true, new romantic of the 21st century, Andy Stott moves towards the window, pulls the curtain and sits in front of his screen,since he had made up his mind, he prefers to pay the price of staying connected with his friends than to walk on uncharted territories.
TheMusicMan
80
A strong album once again by one of the greats of modern electronic music. I didn't enjoy this album quite as much as some of his earlier works as it starts to become slightly stale after a while but nonetheless it is still worth a listen from time to time.
JulianGomez974
65
Too Many Voices feels like a step forward and back for Andy Stott sound. The versatility is there and the catchiness too, but the overall appeal that his last record had has gone somewhere else. I really like how he creates an atmosphere with his imprint and the vocals add an interesting touch to the music, but for some reason it just doesn’t click with me. I heard this several times and I always end up thinking the same: technically it should be in my favorite list, but it’s not. ... read more
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#31/Tiny Mix Tapes
#94/Rough Trade
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Track List

  1. Waiting For You 
  2. Butterflies 
  3. New Romantic 
  4. First Night Alone 
  5. Forgotten 
  6. Selfish 
  7. On My Mind 
  8. Over 
  9. Too Many Voices
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