Released in April of 1998, Mezzanine was Massive Attack’s third studio album. The record took the group in a decidedly darker and more atmospheric direction from their previous releases. The resulting sound is deep, rich and glorious. 

After the releases of the Propellerheads’ DecksAndDrumsAndRockAndRoll and Madonna’s Ray of Light earlier that year, it was almost as if Massive Attack’s Mezzanine was the third piece of an amazing electronica/trip-hop trilogy in 1998. 

This album was a real pop/alternative crossover and, along with the other two aforementioned tentpole releases from that year, brought a mature sophistication and polish to electronica. It’s a fantastic record. 

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  1. Also the source for one of the opening themes for the great TV show House. Thanks, George!