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Tricky's 'Fall to Pieces' Lacks the Risk-Taking of his Early Work

Tricky's Fall to Pieces gives the impression of an artist struggling to sustain his vision, leaning on his collaborators to make up for the lack of it. Like on the last two albums, Tricky sounds too restrained here.

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2013 Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit (Preview and Schedule)

The 2013 Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit will take place from October 25 - 27 in Asheville, North Carolina.

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A Great Pop Album Nobody Liked: Tricky's 'Blowback'

Blowback is a pop album for the ages because like any great pop effort, it's based in the pleasure principle, but here Tricky takes it completely seriously.

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Massive Attack: Blue Lines 2012 Remix/Remaster

This supple remaster reinforces the notion that the Bristol downtempo collective's iconic 1991 debut is a milestone. But is it a masterpiece?

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Tricky: Mixed Race

The temptation is to look at this as a new era for Tricky. This is where he starts showing his cards every so often. Alas, it's not to be.

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Martina Topley-Bird: Some Place Simple

Martina Topley-Bird does a "take two" of her previous songs.

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Tricky

Often cloaked in dark lighting and at times even turning his back on the crowd, Tricky was often distant while still managing to exude an imposing presence.

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Various Artists: Protected Massive Samples

Massive Attack is opened up, and its insides are revealed to be made of muzak and precious stones.

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Tricky : Knowle West Boy

If you liked Tricky in 1998, you will like how Tricky sounds in 2008.

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