Massive Attack
Blue Lines

Genres: Trip Hop

Parent genres: Downtempo, Electronic



Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
Amazon.com (USA) - The 10 Best Albums by Decade (1999) 7
Blender (USA) - 500 CDs You Must Own Before You Die (2003) No Order
Exposure (Canada) - 50 Greatest Albums not to make the Greatest Albums lists (2005) 38
Fast 'n' Bulbous (USA) - The 1000 Best Albums of All Time (Updated 2015) 354
Flavorwire (USA) - The 50 Albums Everyone Needs to Own 1963-2013 No Order
Gear (USA) - The 100 Greatest Albums of the Century (1999) 60
Ned Raggett (USA) - The Top 136 Albums of the Nineties (1999) 12
Pitchfork (USA) - Top 100 Favorite Records of the 1990s (2003) 85
Robert Dimery - 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (Updated 2013) No Order
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (Updated 2012) 397
Rolling Stone (USA) - The Essential 200 Rock Records (1997) No Order
Slant (USA) - The 100 Best Albums of the 1990s (2011) 14
Slant (USA) - Top 25 Electronic Albums (2005) 2
Spin (USA) - The 125 Best Albums of the Past 25 Years (2010) 31
Spin (USA) - Top 90 Albums of the 90s (1999) 24
The Review, University of Delaware (USA) - 100 Greatest Albums of All Time (2001) 73
The Sun (Canada) - The Best Albums from 1971 to 2000 (2001) No Order
Treble (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 90s (10 per Year) (2008) 10
Vibe (USA) - 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century (1999) No Order
Channel 4 (UK) - 125 Nominations for the 100 Greatest Albums (2005) No Order
DJ Magazine (UK) - The Top 50 Most Influential Dance Albums Since 1991 (2006) 3
GQ (UK) - The 100 Coolest Albums in the World Right Now! (2005) 16
Gary Mulholland (UK) - 261 Greatest Albums Since Punk and Disco (2006) No Order
Melody Maker (UK) - All Time Top 100 Albums (2000) 30
Mixmag (UK) - The 100 Best Dance Albums of All Time (1996) 1
Mojo (UK) - The 100 Greatest Albums Ever Made (1995) 68
Mojo (UK) - The Mojo Collection, 3rd and/or 4th Edition (2003/2007) No Order
Muzik (UK) - The 50 Most Influental Records of All Time (2003) No Order
Muzik (UK) - Top 50 Dance Albums of All Time (2002) 14
NME (UK) - All Times Top 100 Albums + Top 50 by Decade (1993) 97
NME (UK) - The 100 Greatest British Albums Ever (2006) 31
NME (UK) - The 50 Greatest Debut Albums (2010) No Order
NME (UK) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (2013) 60
NME (UK) - Top 100 Albums of All Time (2003) 30
NME UK) - Nominations For the Best Albums of the 1990s (2012) No Order
No Ripcord (UK) - Top 100 Debut Albums (2011) 44
No Ripcord (UK) - Top Albums 1990-1999 (2013) 59
Q (UK) - 90 Albums of the 90s (1999) No Order
Q (UK) - In Our Lifetime: Q's 100 Best Albums 1986-94 (1995) No Order
Q (UK) - The 100 Greatest British Albums Ever (2000) 9
Q (UK) - The 50 (+50) Best British Albums Ever (2004) 10
Q (UK) - Top 20 Albums from the Lifetime of Q (1986-2006) 18
Record Collector (UK) - 10 Classic Albums from 21 Genres for the 21st Century (2000) No Order
Select (UK) - The 100 Best Albums of the 90s (1996) 4
The Guardian (UK) - 1000 Albums to Hear Before You Die (2007) No Order
The Guardian (UK) - The 100 Best Albums Ever (1997) 12
The Observer (UK) - 50 Albums That Changed Music 1956-2006 (2006) 37
The Observer (UK) - The 100 Greatest British Albums (2004) 9
The Rough Guide - Rock: 100 Essential CDs (1999) No Order
Times, Metro (UK) - Top 10 Albums of the 90s (1999) 2
Adresseavisen (Norway) - The 100 (+23) Best Albums of All Time (1995) 55
Aftenposten (Norway) - Top 50 Albums of All Time (1999) 14
Dagbladet (Norway) - The Best Albums of the Century (1999) No Order
Eggen & Kartvedt (Norway) - The Guide to the 100 Important Rock Albums (1999) No Order
Expressen (Sweden) - The 100 Best Records Ever (1999) 72
Helsingin Sanomat (Finland) - 50th Anniversary of Rock (2004) No Order
Panorama (Norway) - The 30 Best Albums of the Year 1970-98 (1999) 3
Platekompaniet (Norway) - Top 100 Albums of All Time (2001) 30
Pop (Sweden) - The World's 100 Best Albums + 300 Complements (1994) 69
Slitz (Sweden) - 3 National and 3 Foreign Albums by Year 1980-94 (1995) No Order
Soundi (Finland) - The 50 Best Albums of All Time + Top 10 by Decade (1995) 15
Start! (Sweden) - The 25 Best Albums of the 90s (1996) 9
David Kleijwegt (Netherlands) - Top 100 Albums of All Time (1999) 12
OOR (The Netherlands) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (2007) 22
OOR Moordlijst (Netherlands) - The 100 Best Albums of 1991-1995 (1995) 37
Studio Brussels (Belgium) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Nominations (2015) No Order
VPRO (The Netherlands) - 299 Nominations of the Best Album of All Time (2006) No Order
BR Puls (Germany) - Ruhmeshalle (Hall of Fame) No Order
Berlin Media (Germany) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (1998) 67
Groove (Germany) - The 100 Best Electronic Albums (2013) 4
Laut (Germany) - Meilensteine (Milestones) No Order
Max Magazine (Germany) - The 50 Best Albums of All Time (1997) 28
Musik Express (Germany) - The 50 Best Albums of the 90s (2005) 3
Musikexpress (Germany) - The 100 Best Albums 1969-2009 (2009) 59
Musikexpress (Germany) - The 50 Best Albums of the 1990s (2010) 9
Musikexpress (Germany) - The 50 Best Debut Albums (2006) 1
Rolling Stone (Germany) - The 500 Best Albums of All Time (2004) 101
Sounds (Germany) - The 50 Best Albums of the 1990s (2009) 7
Spex (Germany) - The 100 Albums of the Century (1999) 21
Visions (Germany) - The Most Important Albums of the 90s (1999) 86
Wiener (Austria) - The 100 Best Albums of the 20th Century (1999) 23
Zundfunk (Germany) - The Best Albums of the 90s (2000) 1
Christophe Brault (France) - Top 20 Albums by Year 1964-2004 (2006) 3
Crossroads (France) - 120 Essential Albums from 1987-99 (2010) No Order
FNAC (France) - The 1000 Best Albums of All Time (2008) 42
Florent Mazzolenni (France) - Introduction to an Ideal Rock Discography (2005) No Order
Gilles Verlant (France) - 300+ Best Albums in the History of Rock (2013) No Order
Hervé Bourhis (France) - 555 Records (2007) No Order
Les Inrockuptibles (France) - 50 Years of Rock'n'Roll (2004) No Order
Les Inrockuptibles (France) - The 100 Best Albums 1986-1996 (1996) 9
MUZIQ (France) - 200 Records for a Dream Collection (2007) No Order
Rock & Folk (France) - 555 Albums from 1954-2014 (2014) No Order
Rock & Folk (France) - The 250 Best Albums from 1966-1991 (1991) No Order
Rock & Folk (France) - The 300 Best Albums from 1965-1995 (1995) No Order
Rock & Folk (France) - The Best Albums from 1963 to 1999 (1999) No Order
Technikart (France) - 50 Albums from the Last 10 Years (1997) No Order
Telerama (France) - The Best Albums of All Time (1993) No Order
Trax (France) - 20 Years of Electronic Revolution (2004) No Order
Trax (France) - The 50 Best Techno Albums 1989-1999 (1999) No Order
VOLUME (France) - 200 Records that Changed the World (2008) No Order
Dance de Lux (Spain) - The 50 Best Electronic Records of 1985-2005 (2005) 5
Iguana (Spain) - The 25 Best Albums of the 90's (2000) No Order
Javier Blánquez & Omar Morena (Spain) - Loops, a History of Electronic Music (2002) No Order
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 150 Best Albums from the 90s (2000) 1
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 200 Best Albums of All Time (2002) 200
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 300 (+200) Best Albums from 1984-2014 (2014) 8
Craig Mathieson & Toby Creswell (Australia) - The 100 Best Albums of All Time (2013) 30
Fred Muller, AudioEnz (New Zealand) - The 10 Best Albums of the Rock Era (2001) 2
In The Mix (Australia) - Top 50 Dance Albums of the 2000s (2010) 1
Juice (Australia) - The 100 (+34) Greatest Albums of the 90s (1999) 4
Juice (Australia) - The 50 Best Albums of All Time (1997) 3
Rolling Stone & Borders (Australia) - 100 Must Have CDs (2007) No Order
Blue Jean (Turkey) - The Best Debut Albums Ever (2004) No Order
Music Colony Bi-Weekly (Hong Kong) - The 10 Best Albums of the 90s (1999) 8
Blow Up (Italy) - 600 Essential Albums (2005) No Order
Jam (Italy) - 100 Ideal Albums to Understand Rock Music (2000) No Order
Mauro Ronconi (Italy) - The 200 Best Albums of the 20th Century (1998) No Order
Mucchio Selvaggio (Italy) - 100 Best Albums by Decade (2002) 1-20
Babylon (Greece) - The 50 Best Albums of the 1990s (1999) 3
Giannis Petridis (Greece) - 2004 of the Best Albums of the Century (2003) No Order
Rolling Stone (Mexico) - The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time (2004) 11
Switch (Mexico) - The 100 Best Albums of the 20th Century (1999) No Order
Ratings
All Music Guide (USA) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars 5 Stars
MusicHound (USA) - Album Ratings 0-5 Bones (1998-99) 5 Bones
Robert Christgau (USA) - Consumer Guide Album Grade ***
Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 1-5 Stars (USA, 2004) 5 Stars
Spin's Book of Alternative Albums, Ratings 1-10 (USA, 1995) 8
Martin C. Strong (UK) - The Great Rock Discography 7th Edition, Ratings 1-10 9
Paul Roland (UK) - CD Guide to Pop & Rock, Album Ratings 1-5 Stars (2001) 5 Stars
Virgin Encyclopedia of Popular Music (UK) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars (2002) 5 Stars
Le Guide du CD (France) - Ratings from 1 to 4 Stars & "GOLD" (1991-1997) GOLD
Music Story (France) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars 5 Stars
Piero Scaruffi, Italy (www.scaruffi.com), Album Ratings (Scale 1 to 10) 6.5
End of Year Lists
Eye Weekly Canadian Critics Poll - Albums of the Year 8
Spin (USA) - Albums of the Year 12
Village Voice (USA) - Albums of the Year 25
Face (UK) - Albums of the Year 1
Melody Maker (UK) - Albums of the Year 23
NME (UK) - Albums of the Year 6
Select (UK) - Albums of the Year 5
Vox (UK) - Albums of the Year No Order
OOR (Netherlands) - Albums of the Year 3
Spex (Germany) - Albums of the Year 5
Rock de Lux (Spain) - Albums of the Year 1


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