Tricky – Christiansands

Title: Christiansands

Artist: Tricky

Album: Pre-Millennium Tension

Year: 1996

Genre: Trip Hop

The seductive yet unsettling groove, the sticky, swaggering malevolence. Someone who hasn’t fallen under Tricky’s spell might spend all of the dankly hypnotic “Christiansands” wishing he’d clear his throat, but the rest of us cherish that phlegmy death rattle, the way it can make a line like “when you talk, you make me cringe” sound not just dismissive, but downright sinister.  –Joshua Love, Pitchfork