Review: Trip-Hop Tricky Tries Out New Flavors, Settles on Vanilla for ‘Mixed Race’

Tricky Mixed Race

Tricky, you’ve split the critics on this one. The Brits seem to put up with Mixed Race‘s bland attempts at co-opting a few more danceable genres, not to mention specific songs by Daft Punk and unsung Jamaicans like Echo Minott. Me (Spin) and Pitchfork can’t go for that. No-oh, no can do:

“It’s odd that Tricky’s self-professed ‘gangster album’ may go down as the polyglot producer’s most bland offering yet.”

Read the entire review over here, or in the September print issue of Spin.

Chill, man, chiiiiiill! I take it all back: