MASSIVE ATTACK Released Their Obscure Masterwork ‘MEZZANINE’ 20 Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

19 April 2018



Released: 20 April 1998 – 20 years ago

Pitchfork wrote: “The album corroded their tendencies to make big-wheel hymnals of interconnected lives where hope and despair trade precedent—on Mezzanine, it’s alienation all the way down. There’s no safety from harm here, nothing you’ve got to be thankful for, nobody to take the force of the blow: what ‘Mezzanine’ provides instead is a succession of parties and relationships and panopticons where the walls won’t stop closing in. ‘Mezzanine’ stands as an album built around echoes of the ’70s, wrestled through the immediacy of its creators’ tumultuous late ’90s, and fearless enough that it still sounds like it belongs in whatever timeframe you’re playing it.” Score: 9.3/10 – Full review here

Turn Up The Volume says: This longplayer always sounded to me like a perfect soundtrack for sci-fi movie ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind‘. Otherworldly, transcendental, but most of all astonishingly fascinating in sound and vision. Groundbreaking performance…

Three Top Tracks: Teardrop / Risingson / Man Next Door




Album in full

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