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Massive Attack – Mezzanine

Monday, February 16, 2009
Mezzanine (1998)

Mezzanine (1998)

I swear England makes better music than the U.S.. Not that Americans don’t make good music, but it just seems like more quality musicians come from across the pond.  At least per capita, England outdo America, music-wise.

Massive Attack is an English trip-hop group whose heyday was in the nineties. Mezzanine hit stores in 1998 and marked the end of that nineties heyday. Many consider Massive Attack to the best trip-hop group (though I say the cake goes to Portishead).

Where most English hip-hop groups had insanely fast tempos (some around 500 beats per minute), Massive Attack staked their claim but slowing things down. This is one the band’s trademarks, and it makes for a groovy, relaxing, and unique experience.

Massive Attack was more successful than many other trip-hop groups, and that’s due to the quality of their music. While those groups will fade into obscurity with the passage of time, Massive Attack will remain fresh.

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One comment

  1. I agree about Portishead being the better triphop group, but I have to give credit to the song “Teardrop” off this album, rocks my world.



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