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Luxury Problems

Andy Stott

Luxury Problems

The pioneering techno producer with a full-length release featuring vocal recordings of his teenage piano teacher, Alison Skidmore

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  1. 9.1 |   Bowlegs

    Stott successfully manages to humanise his production aesthetic, but never dilutes the dark underbelly that his mashed innovations so perfectly document
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  2. 9.0 |   Beats Per Minute

    The 2011 EPs act as a sort of explorative testing ground, while Luxury Problems sets out to build something more sophisticated, emotionally complex, and definitive by expanding on many of the same tools and techniques
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  3. 9.0 |   All Music

    In its own less-alien way, Luxury Problems is just as brilliant as what preceded it
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  4. 9.0 |   PopMatters

    Even at its most gaseous, it’s fixed, deterministic, morbid, doomed, eschatological, scatological, and gorgeous
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  5. 8.7 |   Pitchfork

    The headphones album of the year
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  6. 8.5 |   The Quietus

    Kinks of light piercing the greyscale cover and a newfound clarity in production values letting in all manner of previously hidden delight
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  7. 8.4 |   PlayGround

    Luxury Problems, an autonomous and talented effort, also serves as the perfect finish to a trilogy in which Andy Stott turned techno around showing new and unexpected things can still be done
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  8. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    As deep, dark music goes, Luxury Problems is in a league of its own
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  9. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Luxury Problems finds Stott continuing to dredge new colors from the sound of sub-bass. It's quite remarkable, like uncovering a three-dimensional direction in a fundamentally two-dimensional reality
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  10. 8.0 |   Spin

    This album — while lacking its predecessors' raw, expressive immediacy — is significantly more refined and multi-faceted
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  11. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Breakthrough album from unsung techno auteur. Print edition only

  12. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    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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  13. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Dark, hypnotic, abstract and remarkably sexy
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