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Blue Lines (album) by Massive Attack

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Blue Lines
Blue Lines by Massive Attack (1991)
Overall rank: 308th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 707 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 20 albums of 1991 (11th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1990s (59th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (308th)

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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 146 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 18,341.

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Blue Lines rankings

Blue Lines ratings

Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 707 votes)
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85/100
45 hours ago
78/100
 
70/100
5 days ago
69/100
 
85/100
03/12/2019 14:12
73/100
 
80/100
03/10/2019 08:55
83/100
 
70/100
03/07/2019 19:07
52/100

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Blue Lines comments

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Rating:  
80/100
From musicologist97 01/02/2019 08:52
"Unfinished Sympathy" is the only essential track here, but boy is it essential!
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75/100
From Goliath 10/21/2018 17:26
Unfinished Sympathy is one of the few tracks I give 95. Safe From Harm is good, the rest is forgettable.
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Rating:  
95/100
From lstevens 10/13/2018 16:41
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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100/100
From antaiospiano 09/02/2018 11:07
Trip hop in its purest form.
Every track was iconic and unheard of at the time.
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80/100
From JulianR 03/07/2018 00:48
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.

80/100
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85/100
From HoldenM 12/24/2017 02:32
Oh, I like this a lot. It's moody, but surprisingly dynamic. Good on Massive Attack.
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From tk421ucopy 11/08/2017 22:39
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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From WJA 07/07/2017 14:09
Best triphop album ever. Masterpiece.
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95/100
From F1Aaron 12/27/2016 19:07
Great record here, hard for me to believe a record like this was made in 1991. Looking forward to digging into more of Massive Attack's work
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85/100
From poppmusic 10/11/2016 08:08
A surprisingly spiritual album. Try listening during a sunrise or sunset.
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