Tricky

Tricky

Where do you start with Tricky? How about one of the most important albums of the '90s. No, not 'Maxinquaye'-we'll get to that later-but 'Blue Lines', Massive Attack's 1991 debut. It's easy to forget that a young Adrian Thaws appeared on three tracks as Tricky Kid. Listening to the reissue released last year it's clear that he was an integral part of the record, not a bit player. In itself, it's an impressive achievement, but it was just the overture, the sound of one of British music's most prolific talents clearing his pipes.

In 1993, following... more