Blowback - Tricky
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

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  • Summary: Another eclectic effort from the former Massive Attack member features guest contributions from the likes of Alanis Morrisette, Cyndi Lauper, Ed Kowalcyzk (Live), and members of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. 90
    His most refined sound to date. [Jul 2001, p.80]
  2. Sellout, you say? Think again: Tricky provides just enough wicked topspin to give his pop a loopy bounce. [13 July 2001, p.86]
  3. 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.
  4. The worst part of Tricky's comeback disc is, well, Tricky himself.
  5. The first thing that strikes you about Tricky's sixth album is how, despite the size of the project - the collaborators, the much-trumpeted 'new directions', the very fact that this is the new Tricky album, fergawdsakes - it manages to sound so underwhelming.
  6. 50
    A blatant stab for radio... [Aug 2001, p.134]
  7. An LP full of nothing but compromises and dried-up creativity.

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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 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. Expand

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