- Released: April 20, 1998
- Label: Virgin Records Us
Spin - 1/99, p.91Ranked #6
on Spin's list of "Top 20 Albums of '98."
Entertainment Weekly - 5/15/98, pp.102-103
"MEZZANINE is Victorian trip-hop--hulking, clangorous, and dank....It's industrial music for the turn of the century--the 19th century." - Rating: A-
Q - 12/99, p.100
Included in Q Magazine's "90 Best Albums Of The 1990s."
Q - 6/00, p.80Ranked #15
in Q's "100 Greatest British Albums" - "...Sonic murk and gloom...a punk-hop record about autism..."
The Wire - 1/99, p.27
Included in Wire's "50 Records Of The Year "
Mixmag - 1/99, p.49
Included in Mixmag's "Ten Best Albums of 98" - "...Britain's coolest band..."
CMJ - 1/11/99, p.7
"...The grandfathers of trip-hop pulled off yet another wise and wily album, redefining the future shape of pop, soul and trip-hop, while inspiring another wave of artists in the process..."
Musician - 7/98, pp.84-86
"...at once the best and most personal album of their career....MEZZANINE shows them creating exotic, bruised backdrops for battered relationships that feel as strangely alienating as a night out with Travis Bickle..."
Mojo (Publisher) - p.66Ranked #14
in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "[I]t evokes DARK SIDE OF THE MOON's epic yet intimate dread, reflected in the obliquely monochrome title..."
- 4.Inertia Creeps
- 6.Dissolved Girl
- 7.Man Next Door
- 8.Black Milk
- 10.Group Four
- 11.(Exchange) - (remix)
This is a limited-edition CD Digipak.
Personnel: Horace Andy, Elizabeth Fraser, Sara Jay, Robert Del Naja, Grant Marshal (vocals); Angelo Bruschini (guitar); Neil Davidge (keyboards, samples); Dave Jenkins, Michael Timothy (keyboards); John Harris, Bob Locke, Winston Blissett (bass); Andy Gangadeen (drums).
Recorded at Massive Attack and Christchurch Studios, Bristol, England.
Personnel: Massive Attack (keyboards, programming, sampler); Elizabeth Fraser , Sara Jay, Grant "Daddy G" Marshall, Grant Marshall, Horace Andy, Robert "3D" del Naja (vocals); Angelo Bruschini (guitar); Neil Davidge (keyboards, programming, sampler); Dave Jenkins, Michael Timothy (keyboards); Bob Locke, John Mark Harris, Robert Locke, Winston Blissett, John Harris (bass guitar); Andy Gangadeen (drums); Tim Young (scratches).
Audio Mixer: Mark "Spike" Stent.
Recording information: Christchurch Studio, Bristol, England; Massive Attack Studio.
Photographer: Nick Knight.
Arrangers: Massive Attack; Neil Davidge.