So I thought why not start with an album review? Not that this is a review. Merely a collection of my opinions.
I’ve listened to the last three or so albums of Massive Attack, starting with Mezzanine and going on to 100th Window. I would’ve gone backwards to Blue lines, had Heligoland not been released and consequently distracted my attention.
To those of you that, like me, loved Mezzanine and were disappointed by 100th Window – you will like Heligoland. While it doesn’t have the same dark depressing music as their former album, it is still an improvement on the cold white etherealness that was 100th Window. Not only does the album have several excellent individual songs, overall too its a worthwhile listen.
Although my ‘currently favourite’ song depends heavily on my mood, some notable ones from the album you shouldn’t miss are:
- Paradise Circus – beautiful song.
- Babel – I love the beat and Martina’s voice combined in this. Its as edgy and enticing as Paradise Circus is beautiful and languid.
- Saturday come Slow – slow and sweet and tragic.