Two weeks ago, my brother Joe left a copy of Massive Attack‘s Mezzanine on my desk. Two seconds in to listening, I realised it was aural gold.
We spoke about it at 4am on Friday night/Saturday morning. I’d gone with my friends to see Joe’s band – Hate Vessel – at The Mill, and predictably, we all went out afterwards and got disgustingly drunk.
We may have been treading water in alcoholic seas when we were talking about Massive Attack at 04:00 hours, but Joe & I knew exactly why we loved the album: the clear, distilled, calculated sound of Massive Attack is timeless.
‘Tear Drop’ and ‘Angel’ are the best known tracks on Mezzanine, but my favourites are ‘Dissolved Girl’ and ‘Man Next Door’. Have a listen to the first one below: