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.


Author: djwikiben

DJ based in Berkeley, CA. Originally from Omaha, NE. Lived in Madison, WI for a while. Musical omnivore interested in electronic, garage, britpop, indie rock, hip-hop, funk and soul, among other things.

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