Tricky – Pre-Millennium Tension

★★★☆☆ = Good!

Sounds like?
Dense rap and spoken word over dark trip hop rock

Moods

True to the name, this is art that captures a disillusionment and fear

Thoughts
A fantastic record that succeeds in creating the atmosphere it sets out to create. The sampling is top notch and on par with the greats of the era. The lyrical delivery can feel dated but i need to spend more time with the album to see if it resonates.

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Rating: 3 out of 5

 

Billy Childs – The Child Within

★★★☆☆ = Good!

Sounds like?
80/90s post-bop.

Thoughts
Typically not as raw as I like my jazz, reminds me of WBGO (local NYC jazz), but the playing is tight and maintains a pleasant groove. Album highlights:

* Aaron’s song, an interesting piece of songwriting that repeats somber piano and sax melodies.

* Dreams, a lazy swaying melody kicks things off into an intense set of solos.

Solid record.

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https://www.discogs.com/Billy-Childs-The-Child-Within/release/8899878

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Rating: 3 out of 5

 

Neil Young – Dead Man

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

What’s it sound like?

Textural guitar noodling by Young

Thoughts

It’s kind of unfair reviewing this as its a soundtrack but whatever, doesn’t really work as say standalone album. Half of it is corny dialogue that’s skipable. The 6 guitar solos are interesting on a superficial level but nothing very memorable.

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Rating: 2 out of 5

 

Everything But The Girl – Walking Wounded

⭐⭐⭐

Though it’s a watered down version of Trip-hop, and Tracey’s lyrics are missing the wit found on their earlier albums, it’s still a solid collection of sad break-up songs from this lovely duo.

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