Massive Attack - Heligoland (3 stars)

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Massive Attack - Heligoland

(Virgin)

Massive Attack have been in the studio for an age with this album, leaving fans restless and critics wondering if they had given up. The result is Heligoland, only ten tracks long but still hard-hitting with an enviable guest list.

Damon Albarn and Guy Garvey feature, both adding chilled, melodic lyrics to the perfect after-club album that was created by perfectionists. Finale ‘Atlas Air’ stands out – a dark, unsettling trip that somehow turns hypnotic and makes you want to listen to it all over again. It’s a bit like the album cover itself – eerie and bizarre, but still you can’t stop looking.

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