Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. On his fourth and least austere album ventures into songlike territory without ever enlisting a vocalist, although vocal sounds do enter the mix.
  2. Nov 15, 2012
    80
    He's no longer hiding in clever loops or layering. This sensual album suggests a producer at the height of his powers.
  3. Oct 24, 2012
    80
    Lonely At The Top is a complex and elusive album: indulging in the sensualities of aural texture whilst retaining a depth of communicative potency.
  4. Oct 24, 2012
    80
    A step forward in terms of production and vision, but no doubt at quite a personal cost to Lukid.
  5. Oct 26, 2012
    70
    It has style and character, it's both puzzling and gratifying, and above all, it's filled with solid tunes.
  6. Oct 24, 2012
    70
    As methods go it can be messy, but it also throws up some interesting hybrids.
  7. Oct 24, 2012
    70
    Lonely At The Top has ample points to recommend it: its breadth of scope tempered by its unity of feel; the finesse of its construction paired with Blair's ear for bold sonic combinations. And yet it's curiously difficult to love.
  8. Oct 24, 2012
    70
    Oddly accessible and intriguing in its damaged form, Lonely is much bolder than the MOR, left-field beat music one might initially believe it would be.
  9. Oct 23, 2012
    70
    Atonal but definitely not without its charms, it's the producer's most distinctive statement yet.
  10. Dec 5, 2012
    60
    Lacking the eldritch weirdness of Actress's music, their faded grandeur somehow feels strangely mundane, despite their inherent beauty. [Oct 2012, p.62]
  11. Nov 8, 2012
    60
    None of this stuff is particularly groundbreaking, but it does what it does quite well.

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