Heligoland

Massive Attack - Heligoland
Critic Score
Based on 29 reviews
2010 Ratings: #400 / 854
User Score
Based on 109 ratings
2010 Ratings: #124
February 9, 2010 / Release Date
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Virgin / Label
Trip Hop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
musicOMH

Musically the elements that define them remain – the scattered beats, the eerie, claustrophobic atmosphere, a slightly sleepy, almost trippy feel – but the songs here are their most consistent in years.

80
The Skinny

Heligoland burns slowly; songs like the Damon Albarn penned Saturday Come Slow and dubby closer Atlas Air take precious time to unfurl. Then again, it just wouldn’t be Massive Attack if you didn’t have to work for it, and the rewards are here if you're willing.

70
AllMusic

This certainly isn't the Massive Attack that floated the smoothest British house of the early '90s, and more surprisingly, it's also not the Massive Attack that created dense, immersive trip-hop during the '90s and early 2000s.

Plats
74
"Heligoland" lacks the surprise of the first three records, but it's still an atmospheric trip-hop record filled with haunting production and great features (including Damon Albarn!).

Fav Tracks: Paradise Circus, Saturday Come Slow, Pray For Rain, Splitting The Atom, Atlas Air

Least Fav Track: Flat Of The Blade

Score:
7.4
Good
MinatoArisato
65
The latest effort from Trip Hop pioneers Massive Attack is decent but nowhere on par with their past works. Heligoland embraces the more electronic side of the Trio Hop sound and delivers long and strung out haunting compositions that just sound dark and grimey. It is quite an atmospheric listen but despite how good it sounds it still doesn't have much that stands out and a lot this just feels like padding.

Best Track: Saturday Come Slow
Worst Track: Flat Of The Blade
bastosjose
65
Fav Tracks: Babel
80
Excellent
NR
A step-up from 100th window. It still fails to surprise but it's good.
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END OF YEAR LISTS

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Track List

  1. Pray for Rain [ft.Tunde Adebimpe] 
  2. Babel [ft. Martina Topley-Bird] 
  3. Splitting The Atom [ft. Robert del Naja, Grant Marshall, and Horace Andy] 
  4. Girl I Love You [ft. Horace Andy] 
  5. Psyche [ft. Martina Topley-Bird] 
  6. Flat of the Blade [ft. Guy Garvey] 
  7. Paradise Circus [ft. Hope Sandoval] 
  8. Rush Minute [ft. Robert del Naja] 
  9. Saturday Come Slow [ft. Damon Albarn] 
  10. Atlas Air [ft. Robert del Naja]

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