Why did this album get forgotten? It actually holds up against the rest of Massive Attack's releases
Yes, it does. At the same time, however, it's very different from all that went before it. I can only listen to it start-to-finish. If I just listen to songs from it, less than half the album gets played.
This is without a doubt their best release I loeve Mezzanine and 100th Window too but they don't even come close to the raw emotional power of Heligoland. Also the order of the songs is just perfect... for example the way that Psyche feels like you are hanging on the edge of sanity, and Flat of the Blade is like falling right off the edge.
I wish they'd just release an EP with whatever live material they had around 2008. Dobro, Red Light and All I Want sounded amazing. I won't keep my hopes up though - I think 3D's tastes have changed since then.
i honestly think it's their second best album, the production is really fucking good on it
massive attack's early albums, other than mezzanine, haven't aged well, the electronics just sound too dated now