Trick

Jamie T - Trick
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2016 Ratings: #300 / 762
User Score
Based on 58 ratings
2016 Ratings: #263
September 2, 2016 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
NME
The full, colourful spectrum of Jamie is on show here, as broad as it’s ever been.
100
musicOMH

Trick may well be his masterpiece, combining all the elements that have made him such an enduring and much-loved musician over the years to create a genre-bending classic.

90
The Line of Best Fit
A record that gleefully skips through genres without ever missing a beat, Jamie T’s fourth effort is a genuinely magnificent album that surpasses anything else in his discography with consummate ease. He simply hasn’t missed a trick.
80
Clash
A return-to-roots record that works most successfully when it rebels against itself, Jamie T's vision of revelation isn't something to be easily shrugged off.
80
Drowned in Sound

Trick is comfortably Jamie T’s best album so far, showing off every element he can and touching many bases without ever feeling like the contrast is jarring.

80
AllMusic

Jamie T.'s fourth long-player is a return to the infectious and rebellious spirit of his first two records. Trick is also his best work to date.

70
Loud and Quiet
The second half of this album is great, it’s just a shame it takes so long to get going.
70
No Ripcord

Despite his grander statements falling flat and a mid album slump, Trick sees Jamie T at his absolute best.

60
The Guardian
As ever, so much depends on your tolerance for Treays’ desire to make “big statements” ... but this at least feels like Jamie T is being himself again.
60
DIY

‘Trick’ is a record that feels like a trip back into what he once was, only with all his senses heightened. ‘Grudge’ was polished; this is as rough and ready as it gets.

blinkclyro
90
What makes Trick such a standout album and not simply just a greatest hits as some are titling it is the amalgamation of all the different sides of Jamie T. Having left some of his carefree attitude at the door on his last release, Trick manages to bring this in alongside all the other best elements of the artist from his excellent songwriting capabilities to his flexible and alluring voice. He may be four records in to a nearly decade spanning career but it’s a relief to see that the ... read more
vas_y_vienes
90
Jamie T siempre ha sido 'mah boy' y creo ha llegado a uno de sus momentos más altos.
DiegoPaim01
80
Gostei muito mais desse disco na primeira vez que ouvi, mas não deixa de ser um trabalho bem interessante. Jamie T passeia pelo rock alternativo e punk rock com uma produção bem audaciosa, com beats bem pesadas e tensas em algumas músicas, além de loops eletrônicos típicos do hip hop em outros momentos, acrescentando muita potencia a esses ganchos típicos do rock. É com esta habilidade de se comunicar através de gêneros ... read more
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#14/NME
#19/Dork
#30/Q Magazine
#33/musicOMH

Track List

  1. Tinfoil Boy
  2. Drone Strike
  3. Power Over Men
  4. Tescoland
  5. Police Tapes
  6. Dragon Bones
  7. Joan of Arc
  8. Solomon Eagle
  9. Robin Hood
  10. Sign of the Times
  11. Crossfire Love
  12. Self Esteem
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