Album review

DJ Muggs - Dust

This isn't quite what you'd expect from Muggs, not even after his 1999 collaboration with Tricky. He has gone for the full trip hop/psych-rock concept album—a major hazard given such previous near-misses as UNKLE's Psyence Fiction—but it's not at all bad. One Amy Trujillo provides most of the vocals in a Goldfrapp stylee over avant-rock music like "Dead Flowers", while there are cameos from the Afghan Whigs' Greg Dulli ("Fat City") and House Of Pain man Everlast ("Gone For Good"). The Julee Cruise homage that is the closing "Far Away" also works. It should at least keep you going until you can get hold of the new Massive Attack album.

Rating: 3 / 10


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