Kele - Trick
Critic Score
Based on 17 reviews
2014 Ratings: #816 / 970
User Score
Based on 23 ratings
October 14, 2014 / Release Date
LP / Format
Lilac / Label
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Bloc Party vocalist Kele Okereke’s second solo album represents an even more headlong dive into dance music than 2010’s The Boxer. On it, he’s swapped aggression for subtlety, embracing lush, seedy big-room house music.

More than a few eyebrows were raised last year when Bloc Party lead singer Kele Okereke released a two-track EP of functional dance music, Heartbreaker, on London club-house institution Crosstown Rebels. On the surface level Okereke’s stepping out as a ... read more
I like how this album experiments with different subgenres of electronic music, giving this a more unique shift from Kele's indie punk-oriented sound while playing with Bloc Party. The album usually focuses on love and breakups and blends this lyrical content with a dark atmosphere, with the downtempo-influenced production sounding slightly similar to that used in The Weeknd's 2018 EP My Dear Melancholy. I wasn't keen on that robotic vocal effect used in the choruses of the last two tracks, but ... read more
Cliché progressive deep house/garage album from producer and Bloc Party frontman Kele. He had delivered some mediocre electronic material in his solo endeavour before, and it seems it wasn't enough. Although the mastering and mixing are pretty decent, Kele's skills as an electronic music arranger aren't as bold as some of his most interesting material with his main band, and this record just shows evidences of that fact.
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Track List

  1. First Impressions
  2. Coasting
  3. Doubt
  4. Closer
  5. Like We Used To
  6. Humour Me
  7. Year Zero
  8. My Hotel Room
  9. Silver and Gold
  10. Stay the Night 
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Added on: July 23, 2014