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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Soundtrack to the English disaster
The thing that really sets this album apart from anything else produced in the last 10 years (including Tricky's other albums) is the lyrics. Like reading Shakespeare or listening to the ramblings of a drunk it takes a while to make sense of the words and realise just how much wisdom there is lying beneath:
"You feed me lies, distortion - the English disaster"...
Published on 21 July 2003 by samlookingformusicians

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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars not worth upgrading
Don't get me wrong : "Maxinquaye" is a real jewel but this special edition misses the goal.Instead of adding the B-sides (of the EP "hell 's around the corner" for example) , or some catchy live tracks (the still unissued tracks like "saturday night", or early versions of "together now" (appearing later on nearly god's album), "bombing bastards" or "Kill a jew", or...
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No tricks--pure genius, 7 Oct 1999
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Trippy hop genius. It doesn't matter that it's impossible to =pronounce the title of this Tricky album--just listen to it. It takes = hip-hop to new heights; Tricky is a genre to himself, and this is the = best album I've bought this year.
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3 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars really top notch stuff, 3 Dec 2009
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I dont know how this slipped under my radar in 1995 - probably due to the deluge of Oasis articles around at the time. Even the 'extra' CD is more than just padding
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3 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars this CD kick-ass, 5 May 2001
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One of his best work!!!!!!!!!Deep atmosphere that drives any girl crazy!!!Special songs like AFTERMATH, ABBAON FAT TRACK, YOU DON'T are able to send you to cosmic sensations and skin-insane-feelings!!!!!!MUST BE IN ANY COLLECTION!!!!!!!
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3 of 40 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Just Buy Massive Attack Instead, 5 Oct 2006
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Mr. B. W. Alexander "Demonic Upchuck" (Southampton UK) - See all my reviews
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I cant say i was completely surprised by the overall rating of 4 + half stars awarded to this album, it being considered 'a classic' and all. However i feel it worthwhile to point out that the chap who gave it 1 star is probably more on the money. This album is completely over-rated, like a really, really sub standard massive attack. At some points he even wholesale re-cycles loads of massive attack (as well as portishead - lazy git!) lyrics, which would be somewhat forgiveable if they were presented in a clever alternate musical context - but they aren't. The songs (and sounds) are really contrived. Sure, there's the darkness and paranoia you expect but here it just sounds dirgy + boring. It's that mid-ninties Bristol sound by numbers. Actually, the cover of Public Enemy's 'Black steel in the hour of chaos' provides the only highlight and i have to say it rocks. Wicked reinterpretation, try and download it something, 'cos its really not worth buying the whole album for.
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2 of 52 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars the runt of the litter, 5 Nov 2004
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This must be one of the worst (and most over-rated) albums of its era. An article in the Wire compared it to the great black music of all time - don't believe it, it's badly put together, with poor, half-finished lyrics and so-so production. Many interesting things came out of the Bristol scene of the mid-90s, but this is the runt of the litter.
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