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  • Summary: The 14th full-length studio release for the British electronic artist was recorded in Berlin.
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  1. Sep 4, 2020
    85
    Fall to Pieces is one of Tricky’s most cohesive and brilliant albums to date; he masterfully turned his grief into a work of art that provides immense consolation to those who seek it.
  2. 80
    His best, most vital album in a long time.
  3. Sep 15, 2020
    80
    Some of beats are a little perfunctory, but the interplay between the grieved and the griever, the subtlety of the writing and beauty of the arrangements on Fall To Pieces haunt long after the needle lifts.
  4. Sep 4, 2020
    70
    Tricky has injected so much raw emotion into Fall to Pieces that it can't help but stand out as one of his most notable, memorable and authentic releases.
  5. Sep 4, 2020
    70
    Fall to Pieces justly wallows in its grief, a document to loss and tragedy. This sonic bloodletting is by no means an easy or fun listen, but an invitation to grieve alongside Tricky.
  6. Sep 4, 2020
    70
    In marked contrast to a rich oeuvre combining stylistic fluidity with countless collaborations, it is often the most ascetic moments of introspection such as ‘When We Die’, ‘Past Mistake’, ‘Analyze Me’, ‘Makes Me Wanna Die’, and ‘Poems’ that are engraved on our memory, the stripped down productions displaying his sixth sense for the rhythm and emotional tone.
  7. Sep 18, 2020
    40
    I feel as if it’s mostly the gathering of pieces for a record that was being constructed prior to a tragedy, with the grief itself manifesting in the abandonment of that work and this half-complete thing we get instead. Tricky is a shadow of his former self, playing the role of a shadow of his former self, which was always a selfhood in shadow.

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