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Tricky Kid - Tricky - Pre-Millennium Tension (CD, Album)

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  1. Oct 23,  · “Pre-Millennium Tension” ended up being the apex of Tricky’s career. Each of his follow-ups has seen diminishing returns as he has attempted to branch out in new musical directions. Maybe he needed to. Even on this album, there were signs that he was running out of ideas with his signature sound.
  2. By the time Pre-Millennium Tension was released in , Tricky was increasingly irritated with the British press, particularly articles written in The Face magazine. The Face had been an early champion of Maxinquaye, but saw Tricky as more a duo than a solo project. [41].
  3. Two months later, Tricky's official second album, Pre-Millennium Tension, was released. The set went on to become his second-best selling in the U.S. and his first to chart on the Billboard In addition to his three releases of , he remixed artists as diverse as .
  4. Maxinquaye was an unexpected hit in England, launching a wave of similar-sounding artists, who incorporated Tricky's innovations into safer pop territory. Tricky responded by travelling to Jamaica to record Pre-Millennium Tension, a nervy, claustrophobic record that thrives in its own misadicvihercevacpyewatchcomdami.coinfog back the clattering hooks of Maxinquaye and slowing the beat down, Tricky has created a Price: $
  5. On Pre-Millennium Tension, Tricky sucks you into his web of paranoia with rugged, richly nuanced soundscapes meant more for the headphones than the dance floor. He layers distorted guitars, disorienting digital effects and the exquisite soul crooning of his musical partner Martina Topley Bird over fractured loops and vintage hip-hop beats, creating music with an abstract, minimalist .
  6. Tricky recently managed to troll me yet again with Pre-Millennium Tension, a CD that spends most of its time gathering dust on my shelf. Every so often, however, I find myself giving it another spin. Maybe it’ll have grown on me, I think to myself. Maybe listening after all these years with fresh ears it’ll make more sense, I kid myself.
  7. Album Highlights. Tricky. Maxinquaye. Nearly God / Tricky. Nearly God. Skilled Mechanics / Tri Skilled Mechanics. Tricky. Pre-Millennium Tension. Tricky. Knowle West Boy. Tricky. A Ruff Guide. See Full Discography Related Artists. Associated with. Alison Moyet.
  8. Maxinquaye was an unexpected hit in England, launching a wave of similar-sounding artists, who incorporated Tricky 's innovations into safer pop territory. Tricky responded by travelling to Jamaica to record Pre-Millennium Tension, a nervy, claustrophobic record that thrives in its own paranoia.8/

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