Massive Attack - Mezzanine
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Based on 7 reviews
1998 Ratings: #10 / 92
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Based on 374 ratings
1998 Ratings: #7
April 20, 1998 / Release Date
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Virgin / Label
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Knxckebeatz
82
Ummmm are yall sure this came out in 98? Not like....tomorrow?
Tacorillaz
87
This album comes eerily close to giving me an out of body experience

There aren't a lot of albums that can put me into a deep trance and keep me there for a long time, but this album does that amazingly well. The tracks really take their time to develop, and that mostly results in stunning instrumentals, like that ecstatic distorted riffs on Dissolved Girl and Group Four for example.

There's a heavy and relentless bass that rolls over every song, and it only helps to keep you down in that ... read more
0xiela
NR
'mezzanine' almost feels less like an album and more like a movie soundtrack

★★★★☆ (trip hop is uncomfortably good)
best tracks: risingson > teardrop > angel
PreeMo
85
The sonical departure I waited for...the layered, dark instrumentals with drone and electronica elements create a dense listening experience...

Portishead is still better tho...
amygoodall
70
does have throwaways, which hurts to acknowledge because I fucking love this album
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#6/SPIN
#7/Pitchfork

Track List

  1. Angel
  2. Risingson
  3. Teardrop
  4. Inertia Creeps
  5. Exchange
  6. Dissolved Girl 
  7. Man Next Door
  8. Black Milk
  9. Mezzanine
  10. Group Four
  11. (Exchange)
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