Juxtapose (album)

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Juxtapose
Studio album by Tricky
Released August 16, 1999 (1999-08-16)
Genre Trip hop, alternative hip hop
Length 34:50
Label Island/IDJMG/Universal Records
546 432
Tricky chronology
Angels with Dirty Faces
(1998)
Juxtapose
(1999)
Blowback
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau A− [2]
Entertainment Weekly B [3]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars [4]
Alternative Press 3/5 stars [5]
Q Magazine 4/5 stars [6]
Melody Maker 4/5 stars [7]
Muzik 5/5 stars [8]
Spin 7/10 stars [9]
NME 7/10 stars[10]

Juxtapose is the fourth album by Tricky, in collaboration with DJ Muggs and Grease (Ruff Ryders & DMX producer). Two tracks with DJ Muggs find their way to the only single "For Real" ("Pop Muzik," a cover of the song by M) and the Japanese release ("Who"). Martina Topley-Bird does not appear on the album; instead Kioka Williams provides the majority of the female vocals on the album and the following tours. The album also features a British emcee named Mad Dog on two tracks.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "For Real"
  2. "Bom Bom Diggy"
  3. "Contradictive"
  4. "She Said"
  5. "I Like the Girls"
  6. "Hot Like a Sauna"
  7. "Call Me"
  8. "Wash My Soul"
  9. "Hot Like a Sauna" (Metal Mix)
  10. "Scrappy Love"

Track notes[edit]

Charts[edit]

Year Country Position
1999 UK Albums Chart 22
1999 Billboard 200 (U.S.) 182

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r426356/review
  2. ^ http://www.robertchristgau.com/get_artist2.php?id=1624
  3. ^ Entertainment Weekly (8/20-27/99, p.129) - "...Slighter than usual, but by current rap standards, refreshing enough." - Rating: B
  4. ^ http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/tricky/albums/album/112366/review/5946000/juxtapose
  5. ^ Alternative Press (9/99, p.120) - 3 out of 5 - "...all over the place....most of [JUXTAPOSE] sounds like intuitive variations on the sonic organism he created.
  6. ^ Q (9/99, p.110) - 4 stars (out of 5) - "...JUXTAPOSE [proves] that this particular artistic fire remains stoked and that...he's gamely heading off into the territory of the individualist."
  7. ^ Melody Maker (8/14/99, p.35) - 4 stars (out of 5) - "...this new album is the spliff-addled gutter-poet's finest moment to date. A shattered hip-hop dream. Bleakly comic, furiously romantic..."
  8. ^ Muzik (9/99, p.74) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...An entirely uncomfortable listen, for sure. All the same, precisely the record we've all been willing Tricky to make for years."
  9. ^ Spin (9/99, p.187) - 7 out of 10 - "...shows in sonic sonic choices unheard-of for this mansion haunter....Pretty groovy for what feels more like basement tapes than a proper LP..."
  10. ^ NME (Magazine) (8/14/99, p.32) - 7 out of 10 - "...the churning murk has been replaced by some semblance of clarity, structure and melody....He's the Mark E Smith of washed-out industrial trip-hop, spewing garbled but sporadically brilliant verbage....There's plenty to enjoy here."