Angels with Dirty Faces (Tricky album)

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Angels with Dirty Faces
Studio album by Tricky
Released 25 May 1998 (1998-05-25)
Genre Trip hop
Length 50:43
59:39 (incl. bonus tracks)
Label Island
Producer Tricky
Tricky chronology
Pre-Millennium Tension
Angels with Dirty Faces
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly A[2]
Robert Christgau A−[3]
Pitchfork Media 8.2/10[4]
Select 4/5 stars[5]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[6]
Spin 8/10 stars[7]

Angels with Dirty Faces is the third album of Bristol, England musician Tricky, released in 1998. The title is taken from the film of the same name.

"Broken Homes" features English singer-songwriter PJ Harvey. "Carriage for Two" features the guitar playing of Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian.

Various tracks features the guitars of Marc Ribot.

"The Moment I Feared" is a cover of the Slick Rick track of the same name.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Money Greedy"   5:30
2. "Mellow"   3:33
3. "Singing the Blues"   3:27
4. "Broken Homes (with PJ Harvey)"   3:34
5. "6 Minutes"   4:46
6. "Analyze Me"   4:00
7. "The Moment I Feared"   4:03
8. "Talk to Me (Angels with Dirty Faces)"   4:28
9. "Carriage for Two"   4:44
10. "Demise"   3:48
11. "Tear out My Eyes"   4:26
12. "Record Companies"   4:22
13. "Peyote Sings" (bonus track) 5:01
14. "Taxi" (bonus track) 3:55


Year Country Position
1998 UK Albums Chart 23
1998 Billboard 200 (U.S.) 84


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly (6/5/98, p.81) - "...ANGELS retains the same woozy, hypnotic trance of his earlier work....But the record also feels more adventurous, rhythmically and musically, than its predecessors....It's his mix of the quiet and the disquieting, a balance he's again preserved on this alluring sonic blur." - Rating: A
  3. ^ Christgau review
  4. ^ Pitchfork Media review
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  6. ^ Rolling Stone review
  7. ^ Spin (7/98, pp.119-121) - 8 (out of 10) - "...Rather than the lush digital soundscapes of MAXINQUAYE or the shimmering desolation of PRE-MILLENIUM TENSION, ANGELS resounds with cellos, tremolo guitars and bass clarinets, as well as the usual electo-wheezes and shuddering bass loops...."