|Pick #16: Massive Attack: Mezzanine
Preconceived Notions: I’ve been meaning to listen to them for a while. A while ago, Teardrop was played on the radio and I was like “I know this song” and then I did some digging and weirdly enough, either that week or the week after, without discussion, Lace put the video up on her blog, and I was like “ok, I should listen to these guys”. So when Record Club came up, Blue Lines was the choice that I had down, but this works too.
After Listening: I would definitely listen to this again, and look forward to Blue Lines. I like that the word “atmospheric” is the best thing that I can come up with to describe the songs. Kind of creepy, kind of intriguing and mysterious. Like I said, I wish I had listened yesterday because I think rainy days are kind of the perfect set up for this album. They’re certainly not songs that I’d put on to go workout to, but I couldn’t really fall asleep to them either. It’s an odd combination, but I like it.
Favorite Track: Teardrop (because it was the most recognizable) and for some reason “Dissolve” worked for me too.
Overall: 4 stars, with room to gain on further listens.