9 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Often considered one of the very first trip-hop albums (released before the term was coined!), Blue Lines is a masterpiece no matter what genre it is filed under. Elements of hip-hop, dub, funk, soul, R&B, and electronic music come together in unforeseen ways. A variety of singers guest, with Shara Nelson bringing a notable imprint to the low-key "Safe From Harm," Horace Andy turning the elliptical keyboard lines of "One Love" into a formidable nightclub track, and Tricky rapping rather sedately through the title tune. The brilliance of this 45-minute excursion into a new world of sound can't be underestimated. Many of its stylistic choices became standard operating procedure for other musicians in the developing genre, but no one made such moves with more authority than Massive Attack.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Often considered one of the very first trip-hop albums (released before the term was coined!), Blue Lines is a masterpiece no matter what genre it is filed under. Elements of hip-hop, dub, funk, soul, R&B, and electronic music come together in unforeseen ways. A variety of singers guest, with Shara Nelson bringing a notable imprint to the low-key "Safe From Harm," Horace Andy turning the elliptical keyboard lines of "One Love" into a formidable nightclub track, and Tricky rapping rather sedately through the title tune. The brilliance of this 45-minute excursion into a new world of sound can't be underestimated. Many of its stylistic choices became standard operating procedure for other musicians in the developing genre, but no one made such moves with more authority than Massive Attack.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

B--squared ,

Masterpiece

This album is IMHO one of the greatest ever made. Timeless and stunning.

Sushumna ,

Unfinished Sympathy

If you like this song, check out the original Hooverphonic version. Different flavor, but equally stunning :-)

TEKHX ,

Beautiful

From start to finish one of the most beautiful musical experiences i listened to unfinished sympathy everyday when i was 13-20

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