Maxinquaye (studio album) by Tricky

Maxinquaye by Tricky
Year: 1995
Overall rank: 892nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 379 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1995 (15th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (172nd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (892nd)
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Maxinquaye track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 379 votes)
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09/19/2022 22:11 TastyandTemptin  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 21171/100
 
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09/10/2022 21:13 Untitled  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 53776/100
 
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.7/100, a mean average of 76.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.6.

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70/100
From 09/10/2022 21:16
A strong first half that is let down greatly by the slow and boring second half. To start with the positives you have some absolutely fantastic tracks at the start of the record. It starts off with a great song in Overcome and is then followed up by amazing tracks such as Black Steel and Hell Is Around The Corner. All of these songs have fantastic vocals and the beats on them are so intelligent and always get stuck in my head. The start of the record is just so relaxing and it flows so perfectly from song to song. It is a shame that this isn't maintained and you get the final 30 or so minutes of the record feeling extremely drawn out. The sound feels repetitive by this point and you are ready for the album to finish as I found myself constantly being distracted whilst listening. Overall, you can see the influence this record had but the quality just isn't consistent enough for this to be amongst the greats.
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80/100
From 09/08/2020 16:08
It does lag a bit in the second half, but Maxinquaye still offers a lot to the listener. Definitely check this out if you like Post-era Björk.
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95/100
From 05/29/2020 18:17
Fav. Tracks: Hell Is Round The Corner, Aftermath.
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From 07/20/2019 02:28
Favorite Tracks:Black Steel, Abbaon Fat Track, Brand New You're Retro
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From 10/25/2018 00:04
A great trip-hop album with vocals from Martina Topley-Bird that fit the bill completely and infuse the record with a shot of soul. Tricky's rapping works quite well too and his dark, gritty lyrics match the atmospheric production.
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65/100
From 02/19/2018 17:42
Spin-off dei Massive Attack ( dei quali comunque è sempre stato solo un collaboratore ), Tricky da solo ( da solo per modo di dire… ) fa assai bene, anche se la casa madre è un'altra cosa. Atmosfere plumbee, ritmi lenti ma a volte convulsi, ottima musica da club fumosi e quel blues per il nuovo millennio ( campionato da Isaac Hayes ) che è "Hell's around the corner".
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30/100
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80/100
From 01/25/2018 20:57
Good record. Perfect for late night chilling out. Slightly overlong but still very good.
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90/100
From 12/15/2016 10:16
The first half is particularly great. While it's definitely not my favourite trip hop album, it clearly had a huge influence on Massive Attack's Mezzanine, and for that, I will always think highly of this debut album.
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From 01/11/2016 17:46
Boring closing tracks.

Favorite tracks: Overcome, Hell Is Round the Corner, Pumpkin, You Don’t

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