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This review is from: 100th Window (Audio CD)
It's been a while since MA put anything out. Ever since their groundbreaking "blue lines" though, it's been worth it. This album is, again, different to the others (but that what you expect from MA), but it definitely rocks; from the intro to "future proof", it immediately immerses the listener in a dark, cold, moody world. Track after track of wierd, sometimes very sharp lyrics (e.g. "a prayer for England"), very sharp beats and melodies (e.g. "Butterfly Caught"). The sound is a bit techy-er than previous MA stuff, but then again it's a bit easier on the ears than Mezzanine (not to say that wasn't a ****ing excellent album).
Smith and Mighty may be the original Bristol Sound, and Kosheen the new kids on the block, but Massive Attack _perfected_ the Sound, and this album says they ain't finished yet.