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Faith in Strangers

Andy Stott

Faith in Strangers

The Mancunian electronic producer's 4th album, again featuring the voice of his teenage piano teacher Alison Skidmore

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  1. 9.1 |   A.V. Club

    Stott’s nearly 10-year discography has produced countless tunes made for obsessive immersion, but it’s never produced a record that reaches out and demands attention quite like this
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  2. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    What Faith in Strangers does do is confirm Stott's position as one of the most stirring and explorative producers going
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  3. 8.5 |   The Quietus

    If you're not familiar with Andy Stott's work, now is a great time to start, because he may just be hitting a new stride
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  4. 8.5 |   Crack

    This is a peerless artist dominating his home space. It is astoundingly effective
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  5. 8.4 |   Pitchfork

    The separate moments are astounding, evidence of a musician who has managed to remain inquisitive even as he’s established his signature
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  6. 8.3 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    If there were one piece of work in his discography to sway the yet unconverted, this is it
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  7. 8.3 |   Consequence Of Sound

    On Faith in Strangers, he recruits [Alison Skidmore] once again, and the two magically reach an even higher ground than where they left off
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  8. 8.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    Marks a breathtaking follow-up to 2012’s highly regarded Luxury Problems
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  9. 8.0 |   Spin

    Faith doubles down on the industrial brutality of Problems, while also balancing that with a sense of hope and comfort rarely heard from Stott previously
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  10. 8.0 |   All Music

    Stott coaxes his harshest and gentlest sounds yet, sometimes within the same track
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  11. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    An eclectic, innovative, and cohesive addition to the ambient canon
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  12. 8.0 |   Paste Magazine

    Long-form listening at its finest
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  13. 8.0 |   The FT

    The handling of tempo and tension is masterful
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  14. 6.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Silence and space are savored even when the tempo ratchets up. But human tenderness still illuminates these tracks at their darkest
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