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Blue Lines (album) by Massive Attack

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Blue Lines
Blue Lines by Massive Attack (1991)
Overall rank: 314th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 723 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 20 albums of 1991 (11th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1990s (60th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (314th)

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Massive Attack bestography

Blue Lines is ranked 2nd best out of 10 albums by Massive Attack on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Massive Attack is Mezzanine which is ranked number 143 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 18,670.

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Average Rating: 
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80/100
From Brad1770
Important album for 3 reasons

1/ It's the debut album for the legendary Massive Attack

2/ It's considered the 1st true Trip Hop album

and

3/ This album would be accompanied by a suit of incredible and award winning video clips that defined Massive Attack and set the bar incredibly high for visual arts for the next generation

'Blue Lines' is unquestionably a ground breaking album
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Worth owning the album for 'Safe From Harm' where, without doubt, the stunning female vocal steals the show. One particular thing I like about Massive Attack is the way they record the drums, very up front in the mix and it works, with the other instruments almost sitting in the background.
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80/100
Um puta álbum charmoso!
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80/100
"Unfinished Sympathy" is the only essential track here, but boy is it essential!
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From Goliath
Unfinished Sympathy is one of the few tracks I give 95. Safe From Harm is good, the rest is forgettable.
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From lstevens
Overall: 9.1/10

Top Tracks: "Safe From Harm", "Unfinished Sympathy", "The Hymn of the Big Wheel"

Incredibly atmospheric and mellow, revolutionary in a very quiet way.
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Trip hop in its purest form.
Every track was iconic and unheard of at the time.
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From JulianR
A pretty good album, though nowhere near the level of precision and strength of their masterstroke, Mezzanine. It opens with my personal highlight, Safe From Harm, but the rest of the tracks are also pretty good. I don't really get the hullabaloo about Unfinished Sympathy; the melody does't seem to be too powerful, and I really want more out of the strings, but they seem kinda wispy and wandering. Overall, its not an album thats good enough that I would consider it to be "one of the greatest," but it is enjoyable enough that I will continue to listen to it on an irregular basis. Especially considering that its one of just a few very good trip-hop albums, and I quite like the genre's sound in general, and Massive Attack's specifically.

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From HoldenM
Oh, I like this a lot. It's moody, but surprisingly dynamic. Good on Massive Attack.
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A really solid album. My only issue is sometimes some of the lyrics aren't quite as strong as they could be.
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