Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 80
    Easily one of the best debuts of 2012-or 2022, for that matter.
  2. Mar 30, 2012
    80
    The results are atmospheric, rough around the edges but captivating, unique and extraordinary.
  3. Mar 26, 2012
    80
    While their vision may to many appear decidedly singular, the music itself is highly accessible and polished, and comes with a sense of being a carefully considered, fully fledged complete package.
  4. 80
    That this 'art collective,' incubated in south London's makeshift spaces--all sketchy car parks and vibrant experimentation--should turn out a debut as casually brilliant as Other People's Problems is not surprising in itself. But that it should sound so vital, kind of is.
  5. Mar 14, 2012
    80
    This debut album deserves to take them to a new height of recognition: it's a superbly mainstream-accessible set, and distinctive of design too.
  6. Mar 14, 2012
    80
    Elegant strings and bass, recorded by pianist and composer Hauschka, creep like ivy around this all-consuming debut. [April 2012, p.90]
  7. Apr 6, 2012
    70
    Breton sound more natural when they let their rock side dominate.
  8. Mar 23, 2012
    70
    Provides far more ecstasy than agony.
  9. Mar 16, 2012
    70
    Breton are distinctly maximal, all corrosive guitars, callow vocals and beats jutting at awkward angles. [Apr 2012, p.73]
  10. It's broodingly impactful stuff, only hampered by the kind of self-parodically indie-kid vocals that remain in a permanent state of posturing ennui.
  11. Mar 23, 2012
    60
    Their debut album sounds pretty much exactly what you'd expect given their provenance: samples are cut and chopped, the bass judders with the insistence of dub, the vocals are drawled, electronically treated and incomprehensible, and the faint fug of weed paranoia hangs over it all.
  12. Mar 20, 2012
    60
    It's far from perfect - 'Ghost Note' sounds horribly like Skrillex in places - but there [are] enough interesting sonic detours to suggest that these agitators of sound are more than just another over-hyped gimmick band.
  13. Apr 4, 2012
    49
    Whatever Other People's Problems is trying to say is lost beneath the fact that it's so sonically muddled and abrasive, and lyrically imprecise.
User Score
6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Aug 4, 2014
    3
    This album is ambitious. The problem is that the band does not have the ability they wish they had... Lots of songs on this record areThis album is ambitious. The problem is that the band does not have the ability they wish they had... Lots of songs on this record are useless, bringing nothing to the listener. There are very little interesting things in the album and the band has no remarkable ideas.
    In the end, an album that you shouldn't listen or even download, because it is just a waste of time.
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  2. May 26, 2012
    6
    On "Other People's Problems" especially surprises a large number of instrumental inserts combined with fairly bass beats - inventions appliedOn "Other People's Problems" especially surprises a large number of instrumental inserts combined with fairly bass beats - inventions applied in the songs "Pacemaker", "Electrician" or on the other hand the mix of electronic motives: "Wood and Plastic", "Governing Correctly" adding some alternative overtones. The whole, however is hard to accept because of the artist's vocal. Or rather, decent lack of it. Full Review »
  3. Apr 11, 2012
    9
    Breton arrive avec Other People's Problems qui est sans doute l'un des albums de ce début d'année. Inventif, ceBreton arrive avec Other People's Problems qui est sans doute l'un des albums de ce début d'année. Inventif, ce collectif l'est, mêlant rock, Hip Hop, electo, electronica (2 Years). On à l'impression de parfois entendre LCD Soundsystem, Foals, The Streets, Portishead mais non il s'agit bien ici de Breton. Féliciations à ce collectif. Full Review »