This is one of those albums that is fantastically stealthy. Just when you think that one track is finished, you are heading over to the stereo to find out what has happened.
It is great when albums do this, because it makes you want to listen again. You are sure you have missed something.
It is also, through the use, sparingly, of female vocalists, quite a sexy record. Each word of every lyric is drawn out and savoured by the singer. It means that you can do the same. A shared experience.
It is nice to hear Tricky playing to his strengths. There is real power in his voice and real definition to the words that he delivers. The sounds behind him shade, soothe, coax, tempt and challenge as the song dictates.