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2016 In Review

The 50 Best Music Videos Of 2016

The music-video event of 2016 was easily the HBO premiere of Beyoncé's Lemonade -- inarguably one of the best albums of the year, and maybe…
Tom Breihan | December 20, 2016 - 10:16 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This was such a weird week for music -- more about gossip and rupture than the constant stream of new music that we all have…
Tom Breihan | January 29, 2016 - 3:37 pm

The Anniversary

Maxinquaye Turns 20

The music critic Andy Pemberton coined the term "trip-hop" to describe an early DJ Shadow single, but I have this pet theory that the term…
Tom Breihan | February 20, 2015 - 2:21 pm

More Tricky stories

Tricky – “Running Wild” (Feat. Mina Rose)

The shadowy trip-hop pioneer Tricky is getting ready to release his new album Ununiform, which will, at least according to Tricky, return him to the…
Tom Breihan | August 28, 2017 - 11:40 am


Tricky – “When We Die” (Feat. Martina Topley-Bird) Video

Tricky reunited with his old muse Martina Topley-Bird on "When We Die," the last song we heard off of the trip-hop OG's upcoming 13th album…
Peter Helman | August 1, 2017 - 9:03 am

Tricky – “When We Die” (Feat. Martina Topley-Bird)

When whispery, enigmatic trip-hop pioneer Tricky released his solo debut Maxinquaye in 1994, his secret weapon was Martina Topley-Bird, the rapturous 19-year-old singer who served…
Tom Breihan | July 12, 2017 - 10:44 am

Tricky – “The Only Way”

Earlier this year, trip-hop pioneer Tricky contributed a new track called "Escape" to the Ghost In The Shell soundtrack. And today, he's shared a new…
Tom Breihan | June 8, 2017 - 11:16 am

Tricky – “Escape”

Check out the 1:39 mark of the trailer for Ghost In The Shell, the new live-action remake of the classic '90s anime. That's Tricky, right?
Tom Breihan | March 16, 2017 - 9:42 am


Euanwhosarmy – “For Nothing” (Feat. Lyndsey Lupe)

Before he staked out his own dark, muttery corner of the Bristol trip-hop universe, Tricky made dark, muttery music with Massive Attack. After separating from…
Peter Helman | September 29, 2016 - 11:00 am

Watch Massive Attack Address Brexit Racism With First “Eurochild” Performance In 18 Years

Massive Attack just headlined the first day of this year's British Summer Time festival at London's Hyde Park. During their set, as The Telegraph reports,…
Peter Helman | July 2, 2016 - 4:50 pm

Tricky Presents Skilled Mechanics – “Boy” Video

British trip-hop OG Tricky just dropped his latest full-length Skilled Mechanics last month. He shared the lead single and Porno For Pyros cover "Diving Away"
Collin Robinson | February 16, 2016 - 10:45 am

Stream Massive Attack Ritual Spirit EP + Watch “Take It There” (Feat. Tricky) Video

Last week, Bristol trip-hop godfathers Massive Attack dropped their new iPhone app Fantom, which included four brand-new tracks. As it turns out, those tracks make…
Tom Breihan | January 28, 2016 - 9:47 am

Tricky Presents Skilled Mechanics – “Boy”

British trip-hop veteran Tricky has been more experimental with his voice after stepping out from behind the boards on his last full-length Adrian Thaws. On…
Collin Robinson | January 13, 2016 - 3:55 pm

Tricky Presents Skilled Mechanics – “Diving Away” (Porno For Pyros Cover)

Trip-hop OG Tricky released his last album, the sort-of-self-titled Adrian Thaws, just over a year ago, and now he's following it up with an entirely…
Peter Helman | November 18, 2015 - 10:04 am

Tricky Disses Damon Albarn, Bono, Massive Attack In I Am Adrian Thaws Mini-Doc

British trip-hopper Tricky was recently the subject of a documentary for FACT TV based around his new album Adrian Thaws. In the mini-doc, he talked…
James Rettig | September 30, 2014 - 7:28 pm