Tricky: On the Edge
Steven Daly, Rolling Stone, 14 November 1996
Each year, Rolling Stone looks to the far edges of rock & roll in search of new artists who march to the beat of a different drum machine. Perhaps none do it more gracefully or enigmatically than Tricky, the Bristol, England, performer and producer whose stunning 1995 album, Maxinquaye, turned the dance-music underground on its head and brought what's now commonly referred to as trip-hop into the pop-music vernacular. On his new album, Pre-Millennium Tension, Tricky leaves behind the limiting trip-hop tag for a deeper, darker and more musically complex journey into his twisted imagination.
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