Rolling Stone (2/4/99, p.63) - "...as catchy a fusion of dub-ragga weirdness and power-chrded rock as you'll ever hear....not since UNITY, by fellow New Yorker Shinehead a decade ago, has a raggamuffin sounded this original or this inspiring."Magnet (Apr-May/99, p.67) - "...Wheter indulging the serene...or the freaky...Dr. Israel keeps things lively, and INNA CITY PRESSURE is like a trip to the local inceplex (in 3-D no less) without ever leaving the safety of your room..."CMJ (11/23/98, p.3) - "...dancehall of Buju Banton, the psychedelic dub of Lee "Scratch" Perry, the anthemic politica of Bob Marley, and the rasta-core of Bad Brains are all represented on INNA CITY PRESSURE and sewn together with spools of hip-hop and high-speed jungle..."Vibe (2/99, p.143) - "...N.Y.'s Dr. Israel closes the gap with the most fully realized statement from the underground massive in quite some time..."
Rolling Stone (1/23/97, p.44) - Ranked #2 on Rolling Stone's list of the "Ten Best Albums" of 1996.Rolling Stone (12/12/96, p.86) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...distorted guitars, disorienting digital effects and the exquisite soul crooning of...Martina Topley Bird over fractured loops and vintage hip-hop beats....an abstract, minimalist edge....closer in spirit to the work of Prince or Lee `Scratch' Perry..."Spin (1/97, p.58) - Ranked #6 on Spin's list of the "20 Best Albums of '96."Spin (12/96, p.139) - 9 (out of 10) - "...Inspired rather than threatened by hip-hop, Tricky tosses it off like a Stussy cape....At his most compelling, Tricky calls everything into question, including himself....his music, a collage of gasping beats and forlorn chords, speaks beyond words..."Q (7/01, p.91) - Included in Q's "50 Heaviest Albums of All Time".Q (12/96, p.138) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...Conventional instruments like pianos or harmonicas jostle with found sounds over ferocious rhythm tracks in an unsettling soundscape where anything can happen, providing it's knuckle-clenching and sweat-inducing....Uneasy yet undeniably brilliant..."JazzTimes (4/97, p.65) - "In a world where `the sound of urban decay' comes in a glossy, retread R&B package, Tricky's PRE-MILLENNIUM TENSION sounds positively revolutionary. Where others rely on militaristic sameness, Tricky's music sounds like a series of sonic accidents..."Vibe (12/96, p.181) - "...Tricky's trip hop fills you up and satisfies you....Call it trip hop, Euro rap, black alternative, or whatever term you fancy. Just don't sleep..."The Source (12/96, p.140) - "...Tricky produces cinematic soundscapes...he layers thick bass loops with enough noise...to warp your mind....Trip-hop was boring 'til Tricky brought sex, hip-hop and beautiful transgressive thoughts to the mix..."Melody Maker (12/21-28/96, pp.66-67) - Ranked #4 on Melody Maker's list of 1996's "Albums Of The Year."Musician (2/97, pp.122-123) - "...dense, hypnotic soundscapes that suggest primal terrors....an ingenious mischief-maker rather than an author of old-fashioned beats....PRE-MILLENNIUM TENSION makes swell nightmare fodder..."Village Voice (2/25/97) - Ranked #9 in the Village Voice's 1996 Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll.NME (Magazine) (12/21-28/96, pp.66-67) - Ranked #8 in NME's 1996 critics' poll.