Andy Stott ‎– Too Many Voices

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Waiting For You
Butterflies
New Romantic
First Night
Forgotten
Selfish
On My Mind
Over
Too Many Voices

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
LOVE101 Andy Stott Too Many Voices (2xLP, Album) Modern Love LOVE101 UK 2016 Sell This Version
LOVE101 Andy Stott Too Many Voices (2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Blu) Modern Love LOVE101 UK 2016 Sell This Version
Love 101 Andy Stott Too Many Voices(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Pin) Modern Love Love 101 UK 2016 Sell This Version
LOVE101 Andy Stott Too Many Voices(9xFile, FLAC, Album) Modern Love LOVE101 Europe 2016
LOVE101 Andy Stott Too Many Voices(9xFile, WAV, Album, 24-) Modern Love LOVE101 Europe 2016
LOVE101, LOVE101CD Andy Stott Too Many Voices(CD, Album) Modern Love, Modern Love LOVE101, LOVE101CD UK 2016 Sell This Version
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Cardia1

Cardia1

July 21, 2017
edited 3 months ago
referencing Too Many Voices, CD, Album, LOVE101, LOVE101CD

Nice Album, although i don't like the extra bass that modern love adds to their releases. My favorite musics in this release is track 2, 3 and 5 .
"Luxury Problems" is still by far my favorite album by Andy Stott
goldencalves

goldencalves

July 19, 2017
edited 3 months ago
referencing Too Many Voices , 2xLP, Album, LOVE101

I was pretty disappointed once I heard the first "single" off this record, and only slightly less disappointed upon hearing the rest of it. I've been a giant Stott fan since "We Stay Together", and every release of his since "Passed Me By" I can listen to on repeat (despite my having what I would consider a "diverse" range of musical consumption, there is little that I can listen to on repeat). So needless to say I was initially let down by "Too Many Voices". The album felt too slight; most of the songs underdeveloped to my ear. I appreciated the influences utilized (early grime, late 80s/early 90s new jack swing/r&b/new quiet storm, 80s fantasy soundtracks) it didn't click for me. I must have tried listening to it 5 or 6 times. It felt very much like a record I could skip buying (my first of his to not purchase since "Passed").

A month or two after dismissing it, I burnt the lossless files to an audio CD (along with some other CDs) for listening in my car. The first hot summer night that this made it into rotation on my car's stereo, the album finally clicked with me. My stereo isnt anything fancy, but it's better than what came with my car. Some of the frequencies open up, the bass came out, the atmospheres clicked, the subtle emotions and cinematic scope of the album came through; it became my summer 2016 driving album. I feel like if it had been released and reviewed a month later than it was (end of May vs. April), it would have been much better received. In my opinion, it's his most underrated album, and has surprisingly become my favorite.

I received the physical record as a gift later in the year and it sounds even better; it's definitely an album for vinyl. The mastering is different from the FLAC copy I'd gotten familiar with; while I haven't A/B'ed it, the vinyl master sounds very bass-forward to me, with a lot of the mid-to-high range elements being clear and discernible but pushed further back in the mix. To me, it makes sense. Also, like with "Faith In Strangers", the brute, "raw" track ("Selfish" here, "Damage" on Strangers), which I find to be nearly unlistenable in their comparative abrasiveness (not an adjective I throw around lightly) on a lossless copy is more fully rendered and much more endearing on the vinyl master. Standout tracks to me are "Butterflies" (beautiful like a futurist Sade track), "New Romantic" (the banger), "Forgotten", and "Too Many Voices". The final title track has become one of my favorite, all time tracks. It has some sort of weird, timeless, nebulously nostalgic magic. The sampled vocal chorus surrounding Skidmore's vocals are like something out of Labyrinth's or Troll's soundtrack, and they get me every time I hear it.

The tracks in between these (generally) tend towards atmospheres or texture, but are still rich and evocative and I don't skip over any of them.

My single qualm is the same I have for a lot of new records, including Faith in Strangers and my repress of Passed Me By, which is quality control in the pressing. With all three, there was significant "non-fill" and surface noise. I had to return multiple copies to cobble together a passable set for each. Again, the mastering is solid, but QC at where ever these are being pressed is currently spotty, so do yourself a favor and only buy from a retailer with a liberal return policy.
bmrg

bmrg

January 5, 2017
referencing Too Many Voices , 2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Blu, LOVE101
good quality and gorgeous pressing!!! no surface noise, sounds great!
ucci

ucci

May 16, 2016
referencing Too Many Voices, CD, Album, LOVE101, LOVE101CD
It's like the Art of Noise have just come for air after taking e for the last 30 years at acid house parties. On the way back up, they took a mile line of ketamine and are still experiencing dilations in time.
senfol

senfol

May 10, 2016
referencing Too Many Voices, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Pin, Love 101

In my opinion his best work to date. A really intriguing take on Post Punk/New Wave with Stott's well known aesthetic.
aphextobin

aphextobin

May 9, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Too Many Voices, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Pin, Love 101

Great album, maybe some sounds (percussions) are too "lo-fi" for me, but the spirit is here anyway.
jimboeveritt79

jimboeveritt79

May 6, 2016
referencing Too Many Voices, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Pin, Love 101
Best UK artist in the last 10 years for me. Reminiscent of Mr Fingers (Larry Heard) but occasionally with a industrial edge. Keep em coming Mr Stott. Ps, got the 1st edition pink pressing. Dope.
BloodyCrz

BloodyCrz

May 3, 2016
referencing Too Many Voices , 2xLP, Album, LOVE101
any review from someone who own the record?

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maxjlewis

maxjlewis

May 1, 2016
referencing Too Many Voices , 2xLP, Album, LOVE101
33RPM is the default speed, since I've listened to the digital and they sound the same.

P.S Did anybody else's Side B have an extra sticker placed eskew, over the last grooves of the last track on that side? Wondering if it's a wider thing or just a rare fuck up
gfpr

gfpr

April 30, 2016
referencing Too Many Voices, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Pin, Love 101

Best record of 2016 so far. Utterly sublime.
I had to to listened few times in a row beacause I got hang up with the sound, what Andy Stott have managed to do in this years it will last forever.
I still remember when I first listened to him in Manchester playing live when he only had three tracks, big times!!