WordPress congratulated me this week for achieving the milestone of twenty posts on this blog so far. I’m very happy about that, but I’m keeping my eyes on the prize. I have been doing this for less than a month at this point, and there are thirty-seven weeks left to go. So we continue forward, with this week’s featured artist. Coming in at #37 is Tricky.
Through the week, I’ll be listening to all of Tricky’s albums: Maxinquaye (1995), Nearly God (1996), Pre-Millenium Tension (1996), Angels with Dirty Faces (1998), Juxtapose (1999), Blowback (2001), Vulnerable (2003), Knowle West Boy (2008), Mixed Race (2010), False Idols (2013), Adrian Thaws (2014), Skilled Mechanics (2015) and the newly released Ununiform (2017). For good measure, I’ve also thrown in the three songs he wrote and was vocalist on when he was part of Massive Attack (from their Blue Lines album). Finally, just to be complete, I also have his collaboration with the Gravediggaz from the Crow: City of Angels soundtrack.
As a side not, this is the third artist, out of the four that I have featured, to coincidentally release new material within a week or two of when I feature them. I wrote this list in July, without knowledge of any album releases, so I want it to be clear that I’m not playing favorites based on new releases. I also don’t think my blog has any bearing on these artists releases, considering I doubt they even know of its existence. I just find it weird.
In any case, this should be a pretty chill week with Tricky, and as per usual posts may crop up here and there, but there will always be a summation on Saturday or Sunday before I move on. Listen along with me, or just enjoy my meandering thoughts.