Blue Lines (studio album) by Massive Attack
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The best album by Massive Attack is Mezzanine which is ranked number 148 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 10,651.
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Massively influential maintaining dark moody atmosphere throughout, but not very consistent. The obvious biggest highlight is Unfinished Sympathy and I also really like Safe From Harm and Five Man Army, the rest is good but blends together for me.
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.
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.
Album Rating: 94.00
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
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.
Best track: Hymn Of The Big Wheel
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THE BEST START FOR A BAND
Overall more mellow than I go for, but relatively listenable.
ALL SONGS ARE MY FAV. TRACKS!!!
A good album but the moments that remind me of bad 90s RnB take me out of the vibe
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