False Idols

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False Idols
Studio album by Tricky
Released 23 May 2013 (2013-05-23)
Genre Trip hop
Length 45:07
Label False Idols
Producer The Antlers, Fifi Rong, Tricky
Tricky chronology
Mixed Race
(2010)
False Idols
(2013)
Adrian Thaws
(2014)

False Idols is the ninth studio album by English trip hop musician Tricky, released on 23 May 2013. It is Tricky's first release on his label False Idols, an imprint of !K7.[1][2][3]

The album features guest vocals by Francesca Belmonte, Fifi Rong, Nneka and Peter Silberman of The Antlers.[1][4] The song "Nothing's Changed", which features Francesca Belmonte, was released on 27 February 2013.[5] A music video for "Does It" premiered on 27 March 2013.[6]

Tricky compared False Idols to his debut album, Maxinquaye, concluding that "False Idols is a better album."[4][7] He also stated that "False Idols was about him finding himself again."[5][8]

In support of the album, Tricky was to embark on a ten-date US tour, which would have kicked off in Columbus, Ohio on 8 June 2013.[5] However, he was forced to postpone the tour until October due to unforeseen US visa issues.[9]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 72/100[10]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[11]
Robert Christgau (3-star Honorable Mention)[12]
Pitchfork Media 6.7/10[13]
Q 3/5 stars[14]
Uncut 3.5/5 stars[15]
musicOMH 4/5 stars[16]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars[17]
The Observer 4/5 stars[18]
The Independent 4/5 stars[19]
Clash 8/10 stars[20]
PopMatters 8/10 stars[21]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Somebody's Sins"   Patti Smith 2:40
2. "Nothing Matters"   Adrian Nicholas Matthews Thaws, Nneka Lucia Egbuna 3:23
3. "Valentine"   Thaws, Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart 3:16
4. "Bonnie & Clyde"   Thaws 3:05
5. "Parenthesis"   Thaws, The Antlers 2:57
6. "Nothing's Changed"   Thaws 3:19
7. "If Only I Knew"   Thaws, Fifi Rong 3:14
8. "Is That Your Life"   Thaws, Francesca Belmont 2:45
9. "Tribal Drums"   Thaws, Belmont 3:35
10. "We Don't Die"   Thaws 3:11
11. "Chinese Interlude"   Rong 2:14
12. "Does It"   Thaws, Sharon Shy, Henry Frost 2:58
13. "I'm Ready"   Thaws, Belmont 2:36
14. "Hey Love"   Thaws, David Sylvian 3:08
15. "Passion of the Christ"   Thaws 2:46
Sample credits[24]

Personnel[edit]

Credits for False Idols adapted from liner notes.[24]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Austrian Albums Chart[25] 34
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[26] 17
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)[27] 43
French Albums Chart[28] 93
German Albums Chart[29] 83
Italian Albums Chart[30] 72
Swiss Albums Chart[31] 30
UK Albums Chart[32] 66
UK Indie Albums Chart[33] 15
US Billboard 200[34] 149
US Dance/Electronic Albums[35] 5
US Independent Albums[36] 24

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label
Netherlands[37] 23 May 2013 False Idols
Australia[38] 24 May 2013
Germany[39]
Ireland[40]
France[41] 27 May 2013
United Kingdom[42]
Italy[43] 28 May 2013
United States[44]

References[edit]

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  14. ^ False Idols might fall short of such heights [of his debut], but at least sounds like the same person made it to the studio. [Jul 2013, p.111]
  15. ^ A return to a winning formula, if not an emphatic return to form. [Jun 2013, p.79]
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