💿 How Good Is It Really 💿 Mezzanine

The Blue Album gets a sub-Pinkerton score of 7.71

This week is Massive Attack - Mezzanine. Arguments about how to pronounce the title caused the band to split up but how good is it really?


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0 voters

Best track

  • Angel
  • Risingson
  • Teardrop
  • Inertia Creeps
  • Exchange
  • Dissolved Girl
  • Man Next Door
  • Black Milk
  • Mezzanine
  • Group Four
  • (Exchange)

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How good is it?
Really good. But I never listen to it anymore.


8 from me, but Teardrop is an all timer. Remember hearing it for the first time late night on radio and being absolutely knocked sideways.



Position Album Rating
1 Spirit Of Eden 9.06
2 Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven 8.80
3 Hounds Of Love 8.79
4 Illmatic 8.70
5 It Takes A Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back 8.51
6 Marquee Moon 8.47
7 The Sophtware Slump 8.45
8 Spiderland 8.44
9 Kid A 8.41
10 Illinois 8.34
11 Loveless 8.24
12 100 Broken Windows 7.97
13 Turn On The Bright Lights 7.91
14 The Blue Album 7.71
15 The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 7.54
16 Is This It 7.40
17 Definitely Maybe 5.90

Next week’s album:

  • Burial - Untrue
  • Pulp - Different Class
  • Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks
  • Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
  • Duran Duran - Rio

0 voters

Vote for Rio you bastards!


Seriously? Thought that was just @1101010 being Theo in the last thread

Yes, it was just Theo being Theo and I decided to run with it


Tried and tried and it just doesn’t do anything for me really. Strange cause I love Blue Lines but this just leaves me cold. 3/10.

Different Class next week please so I can write a very long, boring essay.


Fuck I’ve been fake news-ed! Well played

I like pizza too much. I end up putting a t sound in then

This is one of my all-time favourite albums. A straight 10 for me. I think when it first came out I didn’t stop listening to it for about 2 weeks straight. I remember my flatmates getting really pissed off with me but I was just utterly obsessed.

I lovely every bloody inch of it. Still an incredible listen every time I put it on.


It’s a 9 from me. Sounds awesome played loud. I remember Q giving it 3 stars - the day I learned music critics could be wrong.


Hahaha! I remember that too! Thinking “What in living fuck…?”


Of course

A masterwork. Oddly though, in the long-term the path they went down on this album turned out to be a dead-end for them. All of their first three albums were so radically different from each other but every album they’ve done since** seems like a pale retread of the sound they captured here.

** I think anyway, maybe I’m being unfair or haven’t listened to them all properly

10, one of my favourite ever albums.

Somebody should have said stop when it came to the licensing too, didn’t need to hear Angel soundtracking dreck like Dream Team.

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