Vulnerable (Tricky album)

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Studio album by Tricky
Released May 19, 2003 (2003-05-19)
Genre Trip hop
Label Epitaph
Producer Tricky
Tricky chronology
Knowle West Boy
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 60/100 [1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [2]
Robert Christgau (1-star Honorable Mention) [3]
Spin B+ [4]
Stylus Magazine C− [5]
Pitchfork Media 4.9/10 [6]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars [7]
Slant Magazine 3/5 stars [8]
Music Emissions 3.5/5 stars [9]
URB 4/5 stars[10]
Uncut 4/5 stars[11]
Blender 4/5 stars[12] 4/5 stars[13]
Release Magazine 7/10 stars[14]

Vulnerable is the sixth album by Tricky, released in 2003.

Title significance[edit]

(official bio)

Album production[edit]

The main female collaborator on this album was the Italian singer Costanza Francavilla, a previous fan who approached Tricky at one of his shows and gave him a CD with songs: On the 17th of December 2001, Tricky, one of Costanza's favourite artists ever, came to play in Rome. Costanza managed to give Tricky's drummer a demo CD (with 3 songs written, performed and produced by her). The day after Tricky called her asking to work with her the collaboration started. (Costanza's Official site)

In Spring 2002 she moved to L.A. to begin recording Vulnerable. During the summer 2002 her song "My Head" was part of Tricky's Blowback limited re-edition. In summer 2003, Costanza performed live on Tricky's "13" tour all around Europe (including festivals like Glastonbury and the London Meltdown Festival). In fall 2003 the Back To Mine compilation dedicated to Tricky came out featuring Costanza's song "Desire" (written, performed and produced by Costanza).

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Stay"
  2. "Antimatter"
  3. "Ice Pick"
  4. "Car Crash"
  5. "Dear God" (XTC cover)
  6. "How High"
  7. "What Is Wrong"
  8. "Hollow"
  9. "Moody"
  10. "Wait for God"
  11. "Where I'm From"
  12. "The Lovecats" (The Cure cover)
  13. "Search, Search, Survive"

Track notes[edit]

  • The songs "How High" and "Hollow" were both featured in The O.C.

Limited Edition DVD[edit]

  1. Vulnerable movie
  2. "Antimatter" (Jimmy & T Remix)
  3. "Receive Us" (Radagon & Tricky)
  4. "You Don't Wanna" (live in Rome)
  5. Photo Gallery


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  4. ^ The Trickster's best record in years. [Aug 2003, p.119]
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  6. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  7. ^ Rolling Stone review
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  10. ^ The album bristles with a new urgency. [Sep 2003, p.100]
  11. ^ 13 avant-pop gems evocative of Pere Ubu and Talking Heads. [Jun 2003, p.96]
  12. ^ He's a full-fledged alternative auteur, skipping effortlessly from hypnotic electronics to refracted torch songs to balls-out alt-rock. [Aug 2003, p.134]
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