Juxtapose (album)

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Juxtapose
Tricky - Juxtapose.jpg
Studio album by Tricky with DJ Muggs and Grease
Released August 16, 1999 (1999-08-16)
Genre Trip hop, alternative hip hop
Length 34:50
Label Island/IDJMG/Universal Records
546 432
Producer Tricky, DJ Muggs, Dame Grease, Richard Keller
Tricky with DJ Muggs and Grease 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 Dame 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"
  11. "Who" (Japan bonus track)
  12. "Bombing Bastards" (featuring Terranova) (Japan bonus track)

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."