False Idols - Tricky
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7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 1 out of 14

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  1. Jul 6, 2013
    8
    I am a big fan of Tricky. The only album which I consider a disaster is Vulnerable. The mistake is that every album after Maxinquaye is always compared to it. He surely evolves on every album, experiments especially on albums he made in 90 's. Knowle West Boy and False Idols are the best albums he made in this millennium, perhaps closest to his eponymous debut.
  2. May 29, 2013
    9
    This is the Tricky album I have been waiting for since Blowback! The beats are fresh and exciting, the vocals haunting and beautiful. False Idols is the most cohesive and inventive album Tricky has released in over a decade and one of the best albums of the year thus far.
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72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Jul 15, 2013
    60
    False Idols is vintage Tricky, which means it could slot in at around 1997--the melodies are spare, the beats spacey, the vibe dark.
  2. Jun 17, 2013
    60
    False Idols might fall short of such heights [of his debut], but at least sounds like the same person made it to the studio. [Jul 2013, p.111]
  3. Jun 17, 2013
    80
    Some 18 years after his astonishing debut album Maxinquaye, Tricky has come close to making Maxinquaye II. [Jul 2013, p.88]