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Music Review: 'Pre-Millennium Tension'

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Pre-millennium Tension

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Tricky
genre:
Electronic

We gave it a B-

As on last year’s Maxinquaye, Pre-millennium Tension finds the British producer and remixer Tricky blending chill-out electronics and mild hip-hop beats into a new genre. But the addition of more soul and reggae doesn’t expand his trademark trip-hop so much as dilute it. With its revue-style singers and bumpy, hiccupy rhythms, Tension feels less like a cohesive record than a Tricky variety show. Engrossing, progressive background music is one thing; pretentious background music is another. B-