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Anyone have the new Massive Attack album?

Old 02-16-03, 06:39 PM
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Anyone have the new Massive Attack album?

Thinking of picking it up but I wanted some opinions first. Thanks
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Old 02-17-03, 03:46 AM
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I reviewed it and enjoyed it. I don't think that it is as great as Mezzanine, but I think you should definitely make the purchase.
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Old 02-17-03, 12:38 PM
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Not as great as Mezzanine, agreed, but it definately has its moments.

Particularily good are the songs "What Your Soul Sings" and "A Prayer for England", which rival the best of Mezzanine. Sinead O'Connor's voice blends perfectly with the ambience of the music.

Overall, definately worth picking up if you're a fan of their other stuff.
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Old 02-17-03, 02:58 PM
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I agree with the 2 above posts. Not as good as their previous stuff, but worth a pick up for fans of the group.
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Old 02-17-03, 04:46 PM
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I love it. It grows on me everytime, so I'm not exactly sure where I'd rank it in regards to their other records. My favorite album is Blue Lines and this record is quite different. The Sinead tracks are stunning.
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Old 02-17-03, 07:33 PM
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I'm very disappointed with it .. and was ready to sell it back to the shop .. but decided I'll probably keep it just for .. I dunno .. just being a sad completionist, I guess. Without a doubt, it is their weakest / only weak album.

It is disappointing that Massive Attack made an album of elevator music .. boring droning music .. and this for a band I would rate as one of the three best bands I have ever seen in concert.
(the Mezzanine tour.)

The only track that immediately stands out is "A Prayer For England".

So my advice is, if you're missing out on any of the first 3 albums, get those instead.
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Old 02-18-03, 02:10 PM
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thanks for the reviews, guys I'll go pick it up.
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Old 02-18-03, 08:35 PM
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I like it. I agree that it's probably their weakest album yet, but it's still a good album. I particularly like 'Special Cases' and 'Antistar'. I think they both have an odd energy about them that I haven't heard in MA's music before.
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