Luke Slater ‎– Alright On Top

Mute ‎– STUMM 198
Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 Nothing At All 4:12
A2 You Know What I Mean 4:00
A3 Stars And Heroes 4:38
A4 I Can Complete You 5:18
A5 Only You 5:06
B1 Take Us Apart 5:45
B2 Searchin' For A Dream 6:10
B3 Take Me Round Again 3:45
B4 Twisted Kind Of Girl 3:27
B5 Doctor Of Divinity 6:32

Companies, etc.



Engineered by Kevin Paul at The Instrument and by Luke Slater and Alan Sage at Spacestation.
Additional editing on Logic Audio and Bias Peak.
Art direction and design at Intro.

Inner sleeve with lyrics & credits.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 501602531198
  • Other (Label Code): LC5834

Other Versions (5 of 11) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
9177-2 Luke Slater Alright On Top(CD, Album) Mute 9177-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
VJCP-68390 Luke Slater Alright On Top(CD, Album) Virgin, Mute VJCP-68390 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
musdj109-2 Luke Slater Alright On Top(CD, Album, Promo) Mute Corporation musdj109-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
CD STUMM 198 A Luke Slater Alright On Top (Australian Limited Edition)(2xCD) Mute CD STUMM 198 A UK 2002 Sell This Version
none Luke Slater Alright On Top(Cass, Promo) Virgin none Japan 2002 Sell This Version


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November 4, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
So, I'm just wondering WHY is this tagged as electro? Not even close. If you are looking for electro, This is NOT what you are looking for!!! Straight RUBBISH!!


April 4, 2013
edited over 4 years ago
So basically all I can do is reiterate the disappointment that Ricky Barrow brings to this album. I've heard Luke Slater perform this with a different singer when he was promoting the album, and the singer who performed with him on those nights was far, far better. Ricky has neither the range, nor simply the style for this kind of music. His laid back stoned sound might work on less precise music, but it just falls flat on this.

I also don't rate the vocal production, it's very basic.

Shame as I love the music...


September 23, 2003
An "album with songs" — as Luke Slater described his third album on Mute — from techno's best trackhead? Purists and DJs can rightly despair that tracks from Alright on Top will take much more concentration to slot into their sets next to Ben Sims or Millsart. Still, Slater giving over half the album to vocalist Ricky Barrow (formerly of the Aloof) turns out better than expected, certainly a radically different album than his others. Slater's distinctive style of pummeling electro-techno is still audible, though occasionally he's content to simply recycle a few electronic pop conventions rather than explore new ground. "You Know What I Mean" rages like any post-millennial electro-industrial band, while "Stars and Heroes" works in sequencer territory reminiscent of Giorgio Moroder disco or Depeche Mode synth pop. Alright on Top does have some amazing productions ("Only You" and "Searchin' for a Dream" especially), but too much of the album is ruined by Barrow's trite lyrics and over-reaching delivery. ("You Know What I Mean" begins: "I'm here/Looking for nothing looking at someone/Maybe you got what I need.") Barrow fails at his frequent attempts to hit the heights of legendary falsettos from Horace Andy to Marvin Gaye, and rarely succeeds at his quest to summon the stoned beatitude of Spiritualized's Jason Pierce. It's admirable of Slater to dive right into the world of vocal/production collaborations instead of simply dipping a toe in the water, but tapping a better vocalist would have produced much better results.


January 29, 2003
edited about 1 year ago

The review appeared double, for that reason it was removed. Apologies.