Tricky - Blowback (RSD Black Friday 2021)
20th anniversary release of Tricky’s fifth studio album Blowback on exclusive silver vinyl. This is the first repressing after its initial album release in June 2001.
This album is a great return to form for the old Trickster. His last album Juxtapose was a slick reinvention, finding comfort in the American form of hiphop. Here Tricky seems to have become homesick and has once again returned to the paranoia surrounding his beautiful first two albums.
The contraversial front cover, was banned from posters in Hollywood, it is of him recieving a "blowback" (a form of Cannabis smoking)from a seemingly near naked lady. This controversy is carried through in his choices of singers employed. Collaborating with Alanis Morrisette and Cyndi Lauper on "Excess" and "Five Days" respectively would seem offputting. Don't be fooled, their voices seem somehow fit, like Terry Hall's and Alison Moyet's did in his Nearly God project.
Having said that this is no Maxinquaye, the dark blend of hiphop and downbeats is there, but there is also something else; As Tricky matures he has become aware of the music that surrounds him and what charts.
There is a certain pop tinge to this album, but this is also good.
Evolution Revolution Love
Over Me / Girls
You Don’t Wanna
Diss Never (Dig Up We History)
Bury The Evidence
Something In The Way
Give It To ‘Em
A Song For Yukikom
Format: LP Vinyl
Cat Number: 265964
Released: 26th November 2021