Editors' Notes If unease were an art form, then Maxinquaye would be its Sistine Chapel. Thanks to its unhurried hush, the album is a make-out must, but it's the pervading sense of danger that makes it so sensually sinister. Tricky and Martina Topley-Bird play devil and angel on your shoulders, trading gravelly raps with cool, crystalline delivery. Despite the claustrophobic atmospheres, there's something for every mood, from the sultry whispers of "Overcome" to a thrilling Public Enemy cover, "Black Steel". Listen loud—and, preferably, late at night.

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Overcome
1
4:30
 
Ponderosa
2
3:30
 
Black Steel
3
5:40
 
Hell Is Round the Corner
4
3:47
 
Pumpkin
5
4:30
 
Aftermath
6
7:38
 
Abbaon Fat Tracks
7
4:26
 
Brand New You're Retro
8
2:54
 
Suffocated Love
9
4:53
 
You Don't
10
4:39
 
Strugglin'
11
6:38
 
Feed Me
12
4:03
 
She Devil (Rough Monitor Mix)
1
6:25
 
Ponderosa (Dobie's Rub Part 1)
2
4:28
 
Slick 66 (Commercial 12" Mix)
3
4:17
 
Overcome (Bungle Mix)
4
2:37
 
Brand New You're Retro (Alex Reece Remix)
5
4:49
 
Black Steel (Been Caught Steeling Mix)
6
5:58
 
Aftermath (Version 1)
7
5:01
 
Just for the Hate of It (Rough Monitor Mix)
8
4:30
 
Overcome (Acapella - Rough Monitor Mix)
9
2:52
 
Black Steel (Rough Monitor Mix)
10
6:00
 
Overcome (2009 Remix)
11
3:24
 
Hell Is Round the Corner (2009 Remix)
12
5:43
 
Black Steel (feat. Kidd Rasta) [2009 Remix]
13
3:56
 

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