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Album Review: Tricky - Mixed Race

Album Review: Tricky - Mixed Race

Wednesday 8th December, 2010 11:34AM

The story of Tricky (real name Adrian Thaws) is a well thumbed document by now. Everyone is familiar with his brief tenure in trip-hop titans Massive Attack, as well as his beloved Maxinquaye album that launched dozens of mid 90s imitators. Unfortunately people are generally also aware that Tricky has not had a universally recognised watershed album since. His last outing, the autobiographical Knowle West Boy in 2008, was hailed by many as a comeback. Has Tricky capitalised on that momentum? Is his follow up a wasted opportunity or the classic album he has always threatened to make? The truthful answer is none of the above.

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