Big Boy Bloater & The Limits
British R&B kingpin turns breakdown into breakthrough.
NOTHING PIQUES A journalist’s ghoulish interest quite like the prospect of an album written in the wake of a breakdown. R&B kingpin Big Boy Bloater has always dabbled in the dark side: his last studio release, 2012’s The World Explained, was full of darkly comic tales about shit relationships and provincial strippers. Given that Luxury Hobo was recorded shortly after his emergence from a period of depression and borderline catatonia, we’re naturally braced for a truly jet-black tone to this Mascot debut.