Tricky was a major player in my musical development many years ago. His first three records “Maxinquaye” “Pre-Millennium Tension” and “Angels With Dirty Faces” will always be special records for myself. Tricky has just not been the same since the turn of the century. His last two records 2001′s “Blowback” and 2003′s “Vulnerable” just were not very good. On “Council Estate” I will give Tricky some credit because trip hop this is not. The track is really short at just two and a half minutes. The song seems to merge some rock and rap elements together. Tricky also sounds really angry here as I thought there was a guest vocalist at first. The song is a little strange lyrically with such lines as “we don’t like school in a week we go once.” The single did its job as I am now very curious to see what Trickys new record will come out like. “Council Estate” just leaves me a little confused.
By John Siwicki