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  • Audio CD (June 26 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Universal Music Group
  • ASIN: B00005LNH1
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 57 customer reviews
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1. Excess
2. Evolution Revolution Love
3. Over Me
4. Girls
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

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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

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By A Customer on June 27 2001
Format: Audio CD
Blowback is that cross over album for Tricky, it doesn't sound like any of his other albums. I don't think its fare to even call this trip hop, the songs are more up beat, and little bit more rockin'. Although Tricky hasn't changed entirely, he is still the same paranoid little Bristolian, but the album is defiantly more accessible than his last three albums put together. The only problem you might encounter is Hawkman, if you're not a fan of his thick Jamaican rappin style then you might not like some of the songs. Fans who miss the presence of Martina have a new song bird to adore, Ambersunshower has a great voice and is instantly adorable. I cant really see Tricky becoming a huge pop star not even with this radio friendly album. I would compare him to bjork in that you either love or hate 'em there isn't really an in between. All in all Blowback has great songs and with collaborations from the Chili Peppers, Cyndi Lauper, Ed Kowalczyk, and a dash of Allanis Morisette this is Tricky's best album in years................basically Blowback wont disappoint.
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Format: Audio CD
Seeing as how "BlowBack" is my fourth Tricky album, let me start out by saying I'm somewhat biased.
That being said, I believe this album is a very strong performance by Tricky and his guests, and I would hardily recommend it to anyone with tastes running along the lines of rock, reggae, or trip-hop. I bought this CD about a week ago and it hasn't left the player since.
Many CDs touting guest vocalists misuse the additions, just throwing in their efforts willy-nilly - they have (*insert famous person's name*) singing on their album, and that's all they care about. Unlike that scenario, there's a well-planned, conscientious effort on "BlowBack" to use the guest's talents in the wisest ways, orchestrating each vocalist's strengths like instruments in the right combination and place.
"Evolution Revolution Love" is a very catchy tune, and the duel between Ed Kowalcyzk and Hawkman's vocals, which are complete opposite styles, really sets it off. I'm very fond of "You Don't Wanna," a sexy song with a Eurythmics "Here Comes the Rain"-like bass line. Also, "Excess" and "Bury the Evidence" prove to be very interesting songs. The rest of the album is a veritable feast for the ears.
This CD's songs are so good and broadly cross so many different styles and genres, it sounds more like a greatest hits rather than a single effort. Great job!
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This is tricky's fourth album. Being one of the techno/trip hop pioneers, i truly respect him and look forward to all of his new albums. I was eager to get this album and it failed to disappoint me. There are a whole range of guest vocals on this album, as on most other tricky albums. He collaborates with everyone from Flea to alanis morisette to cyndi lauper. This is a trip hop album, yet, as it says in the title, has something for everyone. This album does have guitars and melodies- not just mindless thumping beats like you might think. For example, rock fans may like track number 4- "Girls". its got a great guitar part in it. Or for the traditional trip hoppers as myself, track number 5 follows the classic heavy beat of trip hop, called "You Dont Wanna". I dont see how one could get tired of this album, given the fact that it has so many people he collaborates with, and the diversity and variety that tricky has the capacity of creating. Definately buy this- no matter what kind of music you listen to. hope this was helpful!
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Tricky has long been regarded as the one of the most innovative and interesting artists in the music world.After his intial work with Massive Attack and then his sensational debut album things seemed to go a bit pear-shaped for him when in my opinion he began to take some of his experimentation to inaccessible extremes.Well on this album he's back to his very best form.If it were possible for Tricky to do a mainstream album,well this would have to be it.I'm not saying it's a piece of sugar-coated pop-but these tracks are very strong in melody,yet the overall sound is still really interesting.
He enlists quite a strong group of musicians to collaborate with him on this c.d.The first one is Alannis Morissette who appears on track 1.This song has a driving rhythm similar to 'Karmacoma'-with Tricky doing his fairly eerie rapping and the female vocalists arriving for a surprisingly catchy chorus.In fact the overall theme of this song tends to be quite strong and optimistic.Track 2 sees a collaboration with Hawkman-who appears several times on this c.d.-adding a Shaggy like Jamaican half-rap/vocal.The chorus is also quite catchy again.Instrumentally like many songs on this c.d.-it's heavy on the bass,full of synth effects and the odd piece of guitar vaguely threatening to get really,really loud.On track 3 he enlists the help of Ambersunshower to do the vocals-she appears several times on the c.d. also.Her vocals and Hawkman's rap dominates this song-almost drowning out the organ and guitar riffs which are repeated over and over.

Track 4 is the first of two songs which enlists the help of various members of Red Hot Chili Peppers.The sound is quite different-guitars blare out,the bass sounds quite New Orderish and Anthony Kiedis puts in a spell-binding performance.
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