16 Jun 2010, 10:10
's album Heligoland
was anticipated by so many fans for years and after it's release, I could not be more pleased. There are elements of their classic style, and then spots where 3D and Daddy G go out into the wilderness for some experimentation.
I first became a fan of Massive Attack in the Mezzanine
phase, and therefore I am more used to their sound post-Tricky
. I know that several fans of the band in their early stages have been turned off by their transition into the modern day Massive Attack, but for me, Mezzanine will always be their #1 album, and I share this opinion with others as reflected in their most played songs in their top tracklist. So the moral of the story is it takes pure gold to top.
The album starts off with Pray for Rain
featuring the voice of Tunde Adebimpe. The electronic sounds begin melding with the natural piano and drums at which point the listener can't help but feel the jist of the flow that seems to be one of the central rhythmic motifs of the album. …