|1. For Real|
|2. Bom Bom Diggy|
|4. She Said|
|5. I Like The Girls|
|6. Hot Like A Sauna|
|7. Call Me|
|8. Wash My Soul|
|9. Hot Like A Sauna (Metal Mix)|
|10. Scrappy Love|
Out-of-print in the US. Universal.
Bristol shaman Tricky (Adrian Thawes) is one of today's odder and more inspired artists. His 1995 debut, Maxinquaye, revealed an eccentric sensibility at play, creating nightmarishly gorgeous tracks such as "Overcome", contrasted by a raucous Smashing Pumpkins sample on the chorus to the brooding "Pumpkin". A little guy with a wicked grin, Tricky is the trip-hop equivalent of Stanley Kubrick, at once original and clever, yet as dark and gloomy as his spliff-produced smoke rings. With DJ Muggs (from Cypress Hill) and rapper Grease, Juxtapose is streetwise, yet largely missing Tricky's hallucinogenic imagery. On "For Real" Tricky mutters "Some families have to live for real / I don't have to, I've got my record deal" over an itchy blues thump. A classical guitar melody begins "Contradictive", as Tricky grouses about "Mickey Mouse" and spouts "You a hardcore loving machine." "She Said" sounds conspicuously like an Underworld track, especially its lyrics. "I Like the Girls" features Muggs in a hilarious rap about lesbians, whip cream, and group sex. The raps grow more wicked on "Hot Like a Sauna" with the mumbled lines "Wanna be like Jeffrey Dahmer" and "Every day like Hanukkah". "Call Me" and "Wash Away" recall Tricky of old, with groggy vocals and Caribbean-tinged grooves creating wonderfully queasy tableaux. Tricky continues to evolve at his own irascible pace, a riddle always about to reveal itself. His journey remains equally fascinating and frustrating. --Ken Micallef
Despite its relatively short length, this is top drawer Tricky, along with everything else pre MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. Read morePublished on Oct. 14 2002 by "richlatta"
Get this if you like pretentious self absorbed whack vocals over pretty good beats (mainly because of Muggs). Tricky tries to talk like he's an innovator, but he's just a ... Read morePublished on July 19 2001 by d! Infinite
I've been a big fan of Tricky since "Maxinquaye", and to be honest, I've always been more intrigued by his hip than his trip. Read morePublished on Nov. 2 2000 by Amazon Customer
Tricky, who has always admitted to hating the term trip-hop, has tried to etch out his own musical niche ever since leaving the groundbreaking band Massive Attack. Read morePublished on Aug. 21 2000 by Sean McDonald
I hadn't really listened to trick until Juxtapose came out and I'm glad to have discovered him. He is very original and I haven't heard anything like him before. Read morePublished on June 13 2000 by Mike
I've never heard Tricky before this album but I heard he has done some great trip-hop/downtempo type stuff, both I which I like. Read morePublished on March 25 2000 by "handyandy1"
i am a very serious fan of Tricky, and usually i don't complain about any cd but this one is extremely sold out. even DJ Muggs, one of the collaborators doesn't like this cd. Read morePublished on Feb. 12 2000 by morgasmo