Maxinquaye

Tricky - Maxinquaye
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
1995 Ratings: #16 / 439
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Based on 160 ratings
1995 Ratings: #16
February 20, 1995 / Release Date
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Trip Hop / Genres
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tha138
93
Dare to enter the world of Maxinquaye and immediately you'll be challenged by its disarming charm: creeping beats, ambiguous words and intoxicated senses turn nightmares into dreams.
amygoodall
86
good
Benny
88
My first introduction to the trip hop legend as i knew of him while doing research on Trip-Hop

I decided to listen to his debut and i was amazed by the way he decided to record the album,reunited with Martina Topley of Massive Attack for her to do the vocals as he raps in behind her vocals,the themes are often personal like hes involvement in brtish drug culture and too sexual relationships,i will revisit this some day but as of right now im impressed and will check more of Tricky's ... read more
nullsethope
85
It kind of fell of near the end for me, but I loved it overall. Essential Trip Hop, but I still prefer Dummy and Mezzanine.
musicmagpie55
84
Tricky and Martina Topley-Bird pair together to make one of the most successful Trip-Hop records of all time. While labeled as Tricky's debut solo project, the album's voice would not exist without the powerful and wildly talented women that lend support. With songs that drip with energy and sensuality, Maxinquaye is a relentlessly experimental album that plays with genre like a game of checkers.

Trip-Hop often gets a bad rap for sounding like stoner lounge music. This can be true, and should ... read more
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