Blue Lines (studio album) by Massive Attack

Blue Lines by Massive Attack
Year: 1991
Overall rank: 334th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 834 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1991 (11th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1990s (63rd)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (334th)
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Massive Attack bestography

Blue Lines is ranked 2nd best out of 9 albums by Massive Attack on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Massive Attack is Mezzanine which is ranked number 152 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 11,221.

Massive Attack album bestography « Higher ranked (152nd) This album (334th) Lower ranked (986th) »
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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 83 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 834 votes)
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06/17/2022 20:11 Jakor  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,76472/100
 
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.3/100, a mean average of 79.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.2.

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75/100
From 04/24/2022 18:01
Got a listen to this from 2019 - three outstanding tracks on a good solid album - Safe From Harm, Hymn Of The Big Wheel and the immense Unfished Sympathy. No bad tracks for me.
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85/100
From 12/28/2021 15:42
An amazing debut album. Such a unique sound, unparalleled in this genre. Unfinished Sympathy is one of my favourite songs of all time - even the band seemed surprised at how good it was judging by the lyrics at the end of the song - "Don't know where this one came from". I'm also a big fan of the title track. The rest of the album is solid.
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From 10/17/2021 11:06
Album Rating: 94.00
(846/9)

Released in 1991, it wasn’t until the late 90s when I, as a 16 year old, snuck into pubs and bars with fake ID before stumbling on to the last bus home to be serenaded to sleep by Blue Lines. It used to be my preventative hangover cure and I am still convinced that I’ve never woken up with a sore head after listening to all 45:04 of this brilliance before bedtime.

1. "Safe from Harm” ft. Shara Nelson - 99
2. "One Love" ft. Horace Andy - 91
3. "Blue Lines" - ft. Adrian Thaws (Tricky) - 92
4. "Be Thankful for What You've Got" - 93
5. "Five Man Army” - 97
6. "Unfinished Sympathy" ft. Shara Nelson - 98
7. "Daydreaming" ft. Tricky - 84
8. "Lately" ft. Shara Nelson - 96
9. "Hymn of the Big Wheel" ft. Neneh Cherry & Horace Andy - 94
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Rating:  
90/100
From 07/02/2021 22:49
Groundbreaking electronica from the Bristol collective. Unlike some pioneering work, however, this sounds great too. Covering jazz-fusion drumming and lovers rock all within the trip-hop parameters, this LP sounds better on every listen.
Rating: Excellent
Best track: Hymn Of The Big Wheel
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50/100
From 01/28/2021 21:03
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From 12/20/2020 23:47
THE BEST START FOR A BAND
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65/100
From 12/15/2020 03:49
Overall more mellow than I go for, but relatively listenable.
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95/100
From 07/01/2020 20:36
ALL SONGS ARE MY FAV. TRACKS!!!
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75/100
From 02/25/2020 01:43
A good album but the moments that remind me of bad 90s RnB take me out of the vibe
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80/100
From 01/03/2020 04:14
Not the biggest trip hop fan. It sounds too much like smooth jazz is sucking the fun and energy out of hip hop, but this is undeniably a good, interesting, and ground breaking record.
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Best Albums of 1991
1. Nevermind by Nirvana (US)
2. Loveless by My Bloody Valentine
3. Ten by Pearl Jam
4. Spiderland by Slint
5. Achtung Baby by U2
6. The Low End Theory by A Tribe Called Quest
7. Laughing Stock by Talk Talk
8. Blood Sugar Sex Magik by Red Hot Chili Peppers
9. Metallica by Metallica
10. Screamadelica by Primal Scream
11. Blue Lines by Massive Attack
12. Out Of Time by R.E.M.
13. Badmotorfinger by Soundgarden
14. Trompe Le Monde by Pixies
15. Use Your Illusion II by Guns N' Roses
16. Dangerous by Michael Jackson
17. Temple Of The Dog by Temple Of The Dog
18. Yerself Is Steam by Mercury Rev
19. Woodface by Crowded House
20. Gish by The Smashing Pumpkins
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