Songs like ' Safe from Harm ' and 'Lately' had been around for a while, from when we were The Wild Bunchor from our time on the sound systems in Bristol. But the more we worked on them, the more we began to conceive new ideas too — like, 'Five Man Army' came together as a jam.
The font used on the cover of the album is Helvetica Black Oblique. Del Naja has acknowledged the influence of the inflammable material logo used on the cover of Stiff Little Fingers ' album Inflammable Material.
Blue Lines featured breakbeatssamplingand rapping on a number of tracks, but the design of the album differed from traditional hip hop. Massive Attack approached the American-born hip hop movement from an underground British perspective and also incorporated live instruments into the mixes.
Blue Lines is generally considered the first trip hop album,  although the term was not widely used before A fusion of electronic musichip hopdub'70s soul and reggaeit established Massive Attack as one of the most innovative British bands of the s and the founder of trip hop's Bristol Sound. The songs on Blue Lines run at ' spliff ' tempos — from a mellow, moonwalking 90 beats per minute In a contemporary review of Blue LinesDele Fadele of NME hailed Safe From Harm (Original) - Massive Attack - Safe From Harm album as "the sleekest, deadliest, most urbane, most confounding LP has yet seen", writing that Massive Attack "put current changes on the dancefloor in perspective and map out blueprints for what must surely come next" and that "after Blue Lines the boundaries separating soul, funk, reggae, house, classical, hip-hop and space-rock will be blurred forever.
He cited "One Love" and "Be Thankful for What You've Got" as highlights and jokingly wrote, "from soul ii skank, those postindustrial blues got them down". The album reached No. Blue Lines proved to be popular in the club scene, as well as on college radio stations. According to Acclaimed Musica site which uses statistics Safe From Harm (Original) - Massive Attack - Safe From Harm numerically represent critical reception, Blue Lines is the 37th best-received album of all time, and third best-received of the s.
The following year, Q readers placed it at number 58 in its Expanded Dimension - Lunar Miasma - Observing The Universe of the " Greatest Albums Ever", and inthe album was voted at number 9 in the magazine's poll of the " Greatest British Albums Ever".
InPortoncino De Testaccio - Sergio Mauri - Stornellata Romana album was ranked number on Rolling Stone ' s list of The Greatest Albums of All Timeand ranked in a revised list.
I put this on repeat, something Andy Warhol used to do. He'd put singles on and play them unendingly to the point where the language would break down, and he would paint to that trance-like repetition.
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Blue Lines Protection We were lazy Safe From Harm (Original) - Massive Attack - Safe From Harm twats. It was Neneh Cherry who kicked our arses and got us in the studio. We recorded a B.Trunken im Dienst - Kaltes Feuer at her house, in her baby's room. It stank for months and eventually we found a dirty nappy behind a radiator. I was still DJing, but what we were trying to do was create dance music for the head, rather than the feet.
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