Vulnerable

Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. So, while this might not be Tricky at his total best, it may well be the best you're likely going to get out of him.
  2. Filter
    84
    Tricky hasn't planted his flag on any new territory, but he has gotten a stronger grasp of what has made him such an intriguing and important artist in the last decade. [#6, p.90]
  3. Uncut
    80
    13 avant-pop gems evocative of Pere Ubu and Talking Heads. [Jun 2003, p.96]
  4. Blender
    80
    He's a full-fledged alternative auteur, skipping effortlessly from hypnotic electronics to refracted torch songs to balls-out alt-rock. [Aug 2003, p.134]
  5. Urb
    80
    The album bristles with a new urgency. [Sep 2003, p.100]
  6. Mojo
    70
    Quirky, detail-rich arrangements nodding at dub and death metal. [Jun 2003, p.108]
  7. Spin
    83
    The Trickster's best record in years. [Aug 2003, p.119]
User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Feb 20, 2012
    5
    Not nearly as horrific as people will lead you to believe. The new female sultry vocals and Tricky's wish to go mainstream again end up halfNot nearly as horrific as people will lead you to believe. The new female sultry vocals and Tricky's wish to go mainstream again end up half recreating the Maxinquaye magic, but the music and simplistic song structures make this a repetitive experience. 'Car Crash' is the standout. Full Review »
  2. F4b
    Nov 1, 2005
    8
    I dont get all the bad critics, this album is a nice return to simpler and delicate melodies and contains some pretty stuff.