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Pre-Millennium Tension AUS-Import

3.7 out of 5 stars 47 customer reviews

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  • Audio CD (Nov. 20 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: AUS-Import
  • Label: Universal Music Canada
  • ASIN: B000001EA8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 47 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #30,559 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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1. Vent
2. Christiansands
3. Tricky Kid
4. Bad Dream
5. Makes Me Wanna Die
6. Ghetto Youth
7. Sex Drive
8. Bad Things
9. Lyrics Of Fury
10. My Evil Is Strong
11. Piano

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Tricky ~ Pre-Millennium Tension

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Pre-Millennium Tension picks up where the first album, Maxinquaye, left off, but this CD fulfils the promise of Tricky's unbounded spontaneity and fondness for sonic digression. Abandoning the accessible pop of Maxinquaye, Pre-Millennium Tension serves up a beguiling array of sound effects, electro distortion and fragmented lyrics that amount to a rich--if bizarre-musical montage. As suggested by its title, this disc zeros in on a kind of end-of-the-millennium disruption of classifiable sound. With its cross-pollination of hip-hop, cabaret balladry, background textures, and disjointed arrangements, Pre-Millennium Tension takes a peek at the future of pop music and declares it will be nothing like we expect. --Nick Heil

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Format: Audio CD
This was the first CD I ever felt compelled to buy (along with Morcheeba's Who Can You Trust and Sneaker Pimps' Becoming X) and it's still the greatest CD I believe I own. I didn't realize the range and flexibility of music as an expressive form until I heard this album. Not a musician myself, I just had a vague awareness that there was something mundane but inescapable that had linked (and limited) every song I had heard prior on the radio and elsewhere. I didn't understand why the richness of spoken word performance and the flexibility of poetry, literature, and electronic sounds didn't allow for freer expression, and then I found this album which actually took steps towards exploring what I feel is the real potential of music. I later bought maxinquaye and, though I enjoyed it, I was disappointed at recognizing some of the same contraints I had been trying to escape. I've bought every tricky album and single since, and believe this album isn't only his best work, it's a musical milestone.
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By A Customer on March 29 1999
Format: Audio CD
I am a huge Massive Attack fan, so when I heard about Tricky, who used to be a big part of their music, I decided to give his album, Maxinquaye, a try. Though not as good as most Massive Attack, I thought it was a great album. He was able to sample beats from other artists, and, unlike Puff Daddy(uugh), make a new sound, all his own. He incorporated many different sounds including flute, guitar, and some really cool electronic effects, adding the dreamy voice of Martina Topley-bird on top. I loved that album, and I appreciated and respected Tricky, until Pre-Millenium Tension. Have you ever heard an album so annoying and repetitive that it makes you think that YOU, yourself, could do it better? Aside from the uninspired, "experimental"(track 6 is nothing but a guy with a hard to understand accent yacking away about the ghetto) rythyms and melodies, this album puts forth yet another annoyance:RAP. Though it was slightly present in his first album, there is far too much of it here and nowhere near enough vocals from Martina(the highlight of Maxinquaye). It is almost painful to listen to Tricky's voice. The only worthwhile song on this album, in my opinion, is Christiansands. It mixes harsh bass-filled beats with Martina's sweet vocal and a delightful background guitar riff. Overall, Pre-Millenium Tension tries to be dark, experimental, and innovative, but it comes across as silly. In the end, all I can say is this: listen before you buy(this goes for his latest album, Angels With Dirty Faces, too)
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Format: Audio CD
This disc is a "must-have" for any late 90's trip/hip-hop/punk/pop/rap/techno-disc-library-building aficionado. Mr. Tricky most definitely comes fully equipped with the recommended daily dose of verbal skills. The mic is also soulfully caressed by the silky voiced Martina. Her glistening vocals are juxtaposed against the grip tape sandpaper growl of the tensely pre-millennial Tricky. The language is smoky, nearly transparent. You hear the wailing sirens and a sense of rage whispers to you from the rhythm. Mr. Tricky does not appreciate the term "trip-hop" and maintains that the music is pure and simple punk rock.
Pre-Millennial Tension is certainly not thrash punk in the tradition of anthemic slam-dance Southern California skate-punk-rock, but there is clearly, not so hidden in these industrial beats - an agenda of sheer lawlessness and societal disregard. To me, Tricky is much scarier than the clearly more financially successful but nonetheless plodding "butt-rock" hysteria music fashioned by the likes of Marilyn Manson. Tricky is dangerous not because he is angry but because he is smart. Yes, this is angry music, not intended for the kids at daycare! This is also an extremely bouncing and beautiful collection of noise, drum breaks, tape loops and ghetto sounds. Sure, there is a quiet brooding rage laid down in the eleven tracks of this disc but just wait a second, relax -- turn up the volume -- now listen closely, this music is actually an intensely powerful and prophetic mission statement and diatribe intended surely for the pre-millenial-post-modern-neo-rap-urban-designed-surburban-consumed-brandname-obsessed-satellite-fed-MTV-dancehall-reggae-hiphop-next-century-global-village-digitally-grown nation of pop music fans. This one's a winner!
Plus it has a good beat and you can dance to it! END
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Format: Audio CD
Tricky proved himself a true genius by making this record. It is his most original work, as he strays from the Massive Attack-like "Maxinquaye". Some reviwers might assume it is extremely harsh, but that is why it is a work of art. It is rather claustrophobic.
It begins with "Vent". This is one of the best tracks ive ever heard. It's a "call and response-type" track featuring his trusty sidekick, Martine. The rest of the album is full of interesting surprises (Ghetto Youth, Bad Dream, My Evil is Strong, etc.). It seems Tricky mastered the formula for his trippy sound. He finally lays it down here.
PMT is not a very accessable record, but it is full of infectious rhythms, trippy melodies and vocals, and the marred voice of the man himself. This album is not recommended for those who want easy hooks, but for those who want to teach their brain new things.
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