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500 Greatest Albums of All Time

397

Massive Attack, Blue Lines


Massive Attack, 'Blue Lines'
397/500

Virgin, 1991

One of the most influential records of the Nineties, Lines was perhaps the first post-hip-hop classic: a combination of rap, dub and soul that gave birth to what used to be called trip-hop. "Whats important to us is the pace," said the bands 3D, "the weight of the bass and the mood."


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