False Idols

2013
False Idols/ K7

Tracklist

01. Somebody’s Sins
02. Nothing Matters
03. Valentine
04. Bonnie & Clyde
05. Parenthesis
06. Nothing’s Changed
07. If Only I Knew
08. Is that Your Life
09. Tribal Drums
10. We Don’t Die
11. Chinese Interlude
12. Does It
13. I’m Ready
14. Hey Love
15. Passion of the Christ

 
“False Idols is a sterling return to the form of Maxinquaye, full of sinister, infectious grooves of strings and sparse piano lines with his trademark mumble hiding behind the soulful lead vocals of female frontpersons… throughout, there’s a fresh impetus to Tricky’s musical muse that enables his dark imaginings to connect again with beautiful simplicity.” The Independent 4/5

“Tricky’s 10th album is a welcome return to the menacing sound of Maxinquaye. ‘I’m Ready’, on which that familiar sprechgesang delivery is somehow both metronomic and distended, is exemplary, but the whole record – dosed with menace – sounds hungry.” The Guardian 4/5

“It’s fantastic, filled with enough smoky seduction and downtempo grooves to fuel ’90s-themed key parties. Come to think of it, it should satisfy old-school Massive Attack fans more than the last couple of Massive Attack LPs” Time Out

“His best since the untouchable Maxinquaye, False Idols confidently returns to a simpler, yet contemporary version of Tricky’s working formula.” MusicOMH

“That’s what False Idols represents. Tricky is a hip cat again. The great thing here, though, is he did it the old fashioned way: he just put out a great fucking record. False Idols is a massive triumph musically. There is no filler, in many places it sounds timeless. We’re a third through 2013, but I’d be shocked if this record is surpassed by many at year’s end.” Pop Matters 8/10

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