Blowback

Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. 70
    He's made the album he should've made right after Maxinquaye -- i.e., a listenable one. [Jul 2001, p.112]
  2. The album veers from dreamily childlike to furiously metallic, from bouncy dance-hall reggae to funked-up TV-theme fun. There's even a pop single or two.
  3. Sellout, you say? Think again: Tricky provides just enough wicked topspin to give his pop a loopy bounce. [13 July 2001, p.86]
  4. Breathtaking and beautiful, as well as haunting and bleak...
  5. When he's left to his own devices, he appears to be on firing form, creating music that sits happily between the frenzied aggro mantras of his darkest days and the beautifully evocative wonder of his debut.
  6. Remove "Girls" and "Wonder Woman" from Blowback and you'd have a solid album.
  7. The worst part of Tricky's comeback disc is, well, Tricky himself.
  8. Tricky's most upbeat and accessible album ever, occasionally hinting at his noirish trip hop masterpiece, Maxinquaye.
  9. 90
    His most refined sound to date. [Jul 2001, p.80]
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Feb 20, 2012
    5
    Reception to this album was incredibly negative, and whilst I am not inciting an album of the year award, Blowback is still a mediocreReception to this album was incredibly negative, and whilst I am not inciting an album of the year award, Blowback is still a mediocre experience. Evolution Revolution Love may well be Tricky's most catchy single, but this eclectic mix is too much of a compilation tape than a listenable album. Full Review »
  2. yeeha
    May 16, 2006
    0
    the worst album i've ever bought
  3. SarahC
    Sep 23, 2005
    8
    B a d A s s !! This album has some hot beats, and as always Trickys brilliance and talent shines without effort through his, (as always), B a d A s s !! This album has some hot beats, and as always Trickys brilliance and talent shines without effort through his, (as always), great lyrics! Full Review »