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Luxury Problems

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Numb
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Lost and Found
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Sleepless
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Hatch The Plan
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Expecting
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Luxury Problems
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Up The Box
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Leaving
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 8   Total Length: 48:50

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Sharon O'Connell

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Sharon O’Connell has spent more decades than she cares to count listening to, arguing over and writing about music. She worked for five years as reviews editor...more »

11.08.12
Andy Stott, Luxury Problems
2012 | Label: Modern Love / Revolver

“Touch, touch, touch…” says the heavily aspirated vocal that opens the second album from electronic producer Andy Stott. The extraordinary, forlorn voice – sounding like a distressed angel – belongs to his former piano teacher Alison Skidmore, and her multi-tracked rhythmic part sets out Stott’s stylistic stall. If the Salford native conjures darkly unsettling and decidedly dystopian urban landscapes, pockmarked with dread and isolation, then he redeems that world via intimacy and the warmth of… read more »

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Dark joy

Britster

I hesitated before downloading this, until the price went all the way down to 3.92€(!!) - what're you waiting for, people!? I thought I would be bored by another album of po-faced electronica, but this HAS to be one of the most intriguing additions to the genre. The aria-like vocals ("Lost And Found") are largely guilty for any misconceptions but as a whole, its sonic experiments are wholly satisfying, sometimes rhythmic, ("Sleepless" and the sublime "Luxury Problems), sometimes industrial ("Numb", "Up the Box").

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Wow...

Pieter

Just went for it because of the ratings and what a surprise. Striking and instantly likeable stuff. OK, that description won't land me a job with Rolling Stone, but the point is I like it.

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Desolate minimalism

donK

Great album, bleak yet touching. This album really polishes off where he has been heading in the last 2 EP's, Whilst you could argue the sampled female vocal ala burial has been done to death it truly works and its the right touch on this incredible album