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Blue Lines - Massive Attack

1 CD(s) - Trip Hop / Big Beat - Label: Wild Bunch/Virgin, Virgin, Toshiba EMI - Distributor: EMI Operations/CEVA Logistics, Universal Music - Released...

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“Gunmen & Maniacs”

published 05/03/2005

ProLyrics, music, style and best of British

ConsNone

Massive Attack ~ Blue Lines ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I thought I would start my music reviews with the album which despite being 14 years old I still consider to be the best album ever to hit the streets of this fair country. Blue Lines was released in 1991 to a somewhat muted response, as with so...

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ProBrilliantly innovative, combines the best of vario...

ConsThe odd song lacks a bit of direction

In 1991, the fascist dictator Sadam Hussein – at the forefront of Iraq’s military and governing powers, declared war upon Kuwait. What followed was a brutal period of desert warfare; forces from all over the world including US and British army troops flocked to The Persian Gulf in...

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Excellent

“Bristol Beat”

published 27/12/2001

ProUnfinished Sympathy (best single ever, no contest)

ConsNone

'Blue Lines' is regarded as one of the classic albums of the 1990's. Not easy to catergorise, it combines a vast array of musical styles from hip-hop beats to classical violins. Massive Attack's first album was released to wide critical acclaim in 1991, although commercially it has failed to ever...

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Excellent

ProSublime relaxation at its best

ConsNothing

Within the world of guest singers on albums, and groundbreaking genre creation, it may be surprising to know that Massive Attack's Blue Lines, although voted in many Top 100 lists, didn't have an initial amount of success when it was released in the early 90s as an album. It was seen as a bit...

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“great British music”

published 12/10/2006

ProOriginal sound

Consmostly downbeat

Massive Attack are one of the most influential acts to emerge from the UK. This is mostly due to their ability to fuse many different elements of music from the various 'members' and come up with an original yet familiar sound. This was their debut album which takes on a more trip-hop/downbeat...

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Good

ProIt's got unfinished sympathy.

ConsMost of the rest of it is filler.

The problem with Blue Lines is that it couldn't possibly live up to the promise of "Unfinished Sympathy". More to the point, it doesn't live up to the promise of the other singles from the album, "Safe From Harm" (with Tracey Thorn of EBTG on vocals), and Hymn Of The Big Wheel. It's unfortunate...

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Excellent

“Good tunes to chill out to”

published 20/06/2000

Proreally good songs

Consnot played enough!

I had never really heard much of Massive Attack's music, until I got hold of a copy of their album "blue Lines", with songs like "Unfinished Sympathy" (being the most famous song from this album, it was used in the film Sliver), it really makes you feel relaxed and feel good about yourself. It...

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Excellent

“All time classic”

published 13/07/2000

Proone of the best

Consnone

Neary ten years on this cd still sounds fresh. It is built around the hugely influential 'unfinshed sympathy' an amazing track that was startlingly ahead of its time. The rest of the tracks never quite match this but are all very good. If you like dance music then this is one classic cd that...

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Excellent

“Too good for words”

published 04/11/2000

ProGreat tunes, great voices, from relaxing to epic i...

ConsWords aren't that sensible if you listen to them

Wow. From beginning to end, there is little that can be said against this album. Like many people, I'd heard of some of Massive Attack's newer material, and ventured back to their first album to find that, although their style has changed, they have always been as great to listen to as they are...

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1 CD(s) - Trip Hop / Big Beat - Label: Wild Bunch/Virgin, Virgin, Toshiba EMI - Distributor: EMI Operations/CEVA Logistics, Universal Music - Released: 08/04/1991, 02/06/2008 - 77778622826, 4988006800595

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EAN: 77778622826, 4988006800595

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