Tricky’s most interesting cut here is “Hakim,” a Middle Eastern voyage that makes the most out of the artist’s dark backdrops. The vocals are stunning.
Tricky claims that Mixed Race was “the easiest album to make” that he’s ever done, but it’s not the easiest album to listen to. Some cuts, like the boisterous and teeming “Bristol to London,” seem jumpy and ham-fisted. Others are barely there (“Time to Dance”) and don’t even begin to kiss the splendid darkness.
Even so, I’m recommending Mixed Race. It is a Tricky record, make no mistake about it, and nothing resembles the easy passage. It is as confused as it is fashionable, incredibly enough, and the lack of pure “form” is just par for the course.
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