Trail - 95.7FM
Castlegar - 90.3FM
Grand Forks - 103.3FM
Creston - AM 1340
Nelson - 106.9FM
Crawford Bay - 101FM
New Denver - 93.5FM
Kaslo - 95.3FM
Nakusp - 103.1FM

June 25, 2002
Electronica, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Rap, Underground Rap, Trip-Hop

Album Review

It's not sequenced in chronological order, but that's about the only flaw with Island's 2002 compilation, A Ruff Guide. Over the course of 17 tracks, the highlights from Tricky's Island albums unspool, hitting every single and many of the great album tracks (including cuts from the Nearly God album). Although this may seem like it'd be just for the fellow travelers -- the kind of casual fan that just wants the hits -- this is actually a very useful compilation for those that followed his career closely, since Tricky's albums after his brilliant debut Maxinquaye grew more erratic with each release. Therefore, this collection works really well as a collection of the moments where Tricky flashed his brilliance on uneven albums ("Broken Homes," "Tricky Kid," "For Real," among them). Yes, Maxinquaye is the masterpiece -- one of the great, defining albums of the '90s -- but as a summary of his uneven career this is excellent.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Aftermath [Version One]
  2. Poems [Edit]
  3. For Real
  4. Black Steel [Radio Edit]
  5. Pumpkin [Edit]
  6. Broken Homes
  7. Wash My Soul
  8. I Be the Prophet [With Drums]
  9. Makes Me Wanna Die
  10. Tricky Kid
  11. Scrappy Love
  12. Ponderosa [Edit][Version]
  13. Christiansands
  14. Hell Is Around the Corner
  15. Singing the Blues
  16. Bubbles
  17. Overcome
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