MOOPY ALBUM SYNC LISTEN - Massive Attack - Protection - 28/06 20:00

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  1. dmlaw

    dmlaw Democracy doesn't work

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    I had not previously noticed that the cover of this album looks like a decayed version of the cover to Blue Lines. Presumably a deliberate reference to the content, but I don't remember Blue Lines well enough to spot it.
     
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  2. Suedey

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    I do like it though!
     
  3. Suedey

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    I never thought of that! :shock:
     
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    I like Horace Andy and I enjoy what he brings to MA but I always find myself feeling that "Man next Door" is his greatest work with the group...but this is proper old-skool dub, chord stabs, deep reverbs...hard not to nod yr head approvingly.
     
  5. Suedey

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    I love this! Possibly my 2nd fave so far after the title track..
     
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  7. Suedey

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    BETTER THINGS

    Tracey's back! :disco:
     
  8. dmlaw

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    I had forgotten that Tracey Thorn did another vocal on the album. There's a real yearning in the way she sings 'better things will come our way'.
     
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    "Better Things" is just lovely. Good decision to keep the production sparse. You can imagine it awash with strings but it's actually a tense, almost anxious thing and all the more powerful for it.
     
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    Tricky's back. Deliberate attempt to have the second half of the album repeat the same tone as the first half, I wonder?
     
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    The "Hell is round the corner" motif gets its first outing here before Tricky expands on it on Maxinequay.
     
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    EUROCHILD

    I know this one as well! And not just because Tricky is using a lot of the 'Hell is Round the Corner' lyrics..
     
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    Yeah, there's a definite symmetry - the vocalists line-up the same way on each side of the LP and Craig Armstrong's piano is the lead instrument on the 4th track on each side too.
     
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  16. dmlaw

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    The most obvious version of this album on YouTube is fucked up. Every track after the first two cuts off after 3:43 without explanation. I've switched to a different version for the rest.
     
  17. Suedey

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    Oh no
     
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    Odd. Most odd.
     
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    SLY

    The strings are rather lush on this.
     
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    Sly wants to be on Blue Lines, I think. Which is fine but it doesn't quite butter my muffin.
     
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    Although apparently it was a single and reached No. 24 at the time. It must have completely passed me by given that this period was my totally geeky chart freak era. Not the most obvious choice for a single I would have thought..
     
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    HEAT MISER

    That dramatic intro! :disco:
     
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    It's not an album swimming with potential singles, really. I can see why they went with it. By that time, IIRC, the press dialogue had moved onto Tricky's Maxinequay which received a rapturous reception from the music press.
     
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    Very Exorcist theme ..
     
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    I have no recollection of Sly being a single either and I must surely have heard it on the chart show. It's some very nice strings and not much else really.
     
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    That's true. And might explain why I purchased Maxinequay at the time and not this..
     
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    Oh I like the intro to Heat Miser. The breathing sounds with the sinster piano is deeply lovely. It does feel like a film soundtrack.
     
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    This is nice enough...the snoring rhythm feels a bit gimmicky.
     
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    This is very simple but super dark and ominous and one of my faves on this album..
     
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    I heard it as more of an automatic breathing machine than snoring. It made me feel that the song was all happening in the head of a coma patient or similar.
     
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    Now, my memory tells me Light My Fire is horrible...
     
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    Good thought.
     
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    LIGHT MY FIRE (LIVE)

    Erm, not sure about the point of this'? Was this like a CD-only bonus track or something? Just feels random..
     
  36. octophone

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    Nope. All formats.
     
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    Your memory serves you RIGHT.

    This is utterly pointless and not very good.
     
  38. dmlaw

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    Yeah, I'm not sure that this is in any way necessary.
     
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    This is a very odd choice. Not very enjoyable and that song is irredeemable in any incarnation.
     
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