|2. Evolution Revolution Love|
|3. Over Me|
|5. You Don't Wanna|
|6. #1 Da Woman|
|7. Your Name|
|8. Diss Never (Dig Up We History)|
|9. Bury The Evidence|
|10. Something In The Way|
|11. Five Days|
|12. Give It To 'Em|
|13. A Song For Yukiko|
Japanese version feauturing a bonus 'Evoluton Revolution Love (Marlon:Maddog Remix)' and 'The Hawkman Is Coming.'
Since the release of his debut, Maxinquaye, Tricky fans have wondered when he would or could match the nightmarish splendor of that trip-hop masterpiece. Blowback may not entirely appease the Tricky faithful, but it is the Bristol innovator's most satisfying album in a while. With Maxinquaye's surreal sonics lurking around its edges, Blowback is wonderfully schizophrenic, cavorting through robotically muted ragga, surging funk rock, nauseous, sample-mangled ballads, and bizarre versions of songs like the 1930s standard "Your Name" and Nirvana's "Something in the Way." In fact, with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alanis Morrisette, Cyndi Lauper, and Live's Ed Kowalcyzk along for the ride, Blowback is Tricky's Tommy, delivered through the mouths and muscles of the stars.
Blowback blows up with the arena-rock anthem "Evolution Revolution Love," featuring Kowalcyzk's familiar croon, while Tricky sings backup in a maniacal murmur. The ragga songs, which are dank and claustrophobic, are upended by the queasy flash metal of "Bury the Evidence." Finally, the trudging programming and Japanese vocals on "A Song for Yukiko" make an enigmatic gurgle that sums up Tricky's beautiful, bewildering creation. --Ken Micallef
I bought this cd because it is Tricky. I love all his solo albums because they are so unique and challenging. For me I don't like his collaborations and this is no exception. Read morePublished on June 22 2004 by Mr. E. E. Heisler
Personally, I think Tricky is insane for leaving Massive Attack, which is in my opinion the zenith of trip-hop. Tricky, however, has his moments. Read morePublished on March 2 2004
i bought the cd not knowing any of tricky's other cds, i got it because i heard evolution revolution love on the radio/and on vh1 and i fell in love with the song. Read morePublished on March 9 2003 by justin6128
this is getting embarrasing. i am no longer a tricky fan. how can you remain a fan of a man who releases four terrible albums back to back.
'maxinquaye' was a work of art. Read more
Tricky was an innovator of Trip Hop Music. Not only did he make it, he pioneered the Blue print for others to come along. Read morePublished on Jan. 10 2003 by Arish
is it wrong to like this kind of music? does it certify me as a full blown psycho. i dont know but this guy is great.
he purposely tries to not be prolific. Read more
I was really looking forward to this album, sadly it just didnt stand up to the repeated listening test that all his other albums have passed with flying colors. Read morePublished on Nov. 3 2002 by MIKE WARBURTON
This ain't Tricky. In fact it's not challenging at all. In the liner notes he says he wants this album played on radio stations, and that he's basically sorry for producing the... Read morePublished on Oct. 26 2002 by Uh huh.
If you expect this album to be as beautiful and truly genius as Maxinquaye, then you should really think again. Read morePublished on June 19 2002 by "jkadis"