CD Review – Tricky, False Idols, False Idols, 2013

Tricky, False Idols, 2013 [False Idols]
Tricky, False Idols, 2013 [False Idols]
Library Classification: Hip-Hop / Trip-Hop

File Under: T

Artist: Tricky
Title: False Idols
Label: False Idols / Self-Released

Date(s) Recorded: 2013
Date Released: 2013-05-28
Date Received: 2013-05-20

Clean: All
Indecent: None

RIYL: Massive Attack, Burial, Hyperdub
Play: 5-Parenthesis, 6-Nothing’s Changed, 1-Somebody’s Sins, 4-Bonnie & Clyde, 12-Does It, 15-Passion Of The Christ

Comments: Stellar guest vocals from Francesca Belmonte & Fifi Rong. Tricky is at his best when he has a female foil to play off. 4-Bonnie & Clyde is a perfect example of male/female call & response, harmonies and dissonance. Nods to his (arguably) last great album, Pre-Millenium Tension (1996) on 6-Nothing’s Changed, which picks up where “Makes Me Wanna Die” (from PMT) left off.

In a nutshell: Some will call it a return to form, but it’s hard to dispute that this is the most cohesive album that he’s put out in a decade.


Playlist, WSUM, 2013-06-25


First Hour:

  1. Studio Kinda Filthy by Saint Etienne from Foxbase Alpha [Heavenly]
  2. Ecstacy Ghost by IO Echo from Ministry Of Love [IAMSOUND]
  3. Drawing Lines by Girls Names from The New Life [Slumberland]
  4. Untitled (Secret Track) by Wax Idols from Discipline & Desire [Slumberland]
  5. Sukie In The Graveyard by Belle & Sebastian from The Life Pursuit [Rough Trade]
  6. Found Love In A Graveyard by Veronica Falls from Veronica Falls [Slumberland]
  7. Humming by Portishead from Portishead [London]
  8. Devil Knows by Widowspeak from Almanac [Captured Tracks]
  9. The Colour Of The Earth by PJ Harvey from Let England Shake [Vagrant]
  10. When The World by The Cave Singers from Naomi [Jagjaguwar]
  11. I Hear Colors by The Black Angels from Indigo Meadow [Blue Meadow]
  12. California Girls by The Magnetic Fields from Distortion [Nonesuch]
  13. Sun’s Gonna Shine by Evan Murdock And The Imperfect Strangers from Feel Bad No More [Evan Murdock Music]

Second Hour:

  1. My Wife Thinks You’re Dead by Junior Brown from Greatest Hits [Curb Records]
  2. Ain’t Blues Too Sad by Roky Erickson With Okkervil River from True Love Cast Out All Evil [Anti]
  3. Soothe My Soul by Depeche Mode from Delta Machine [Columbia]
  4. Need To Be by Stereolab from Margerine Eclipse [Elektra]
  5. Slyd by !!! from THR!!!ER [Warp]
  6. Barriers by Suede from Bloodsports [Fontana]
  7. Barricade by Interpol from Interpol [Matador]
  8. Be Wild by M83 from Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts [Mute]
  9. Be Above It by Tame Impala from Lonerism [Modular]
  10. Oceans by Deerhunter from Turn It Up Faggot [Stickfigure]
  11. Weight by Mikal Cronin from MCII [Merge]
  12. Unbelievers by Vampire Weekend from Modern Vampires Of The City [XL]
  13. Ocean Repeating (Big-Eyed Girl) by Wild Nothing from Empty Estate [Captured Tracks]
  14. Same Clothes Same Time by Control from Control [Science Of Sound]
  15. Two Thousand Hands by SISU from SISU [Monoprism]

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