Massive Attack ‎– 100th Window

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Future Proof 5:40
What Your Soul Sings 6:40
Everywhen 7:39
Special Cases 5:11
Butterfly Caught 7:36
A Prayer For England 5:47
Small Time Shot Away 7:59
Name Taken 7:50
Antistar 8:17
Untitled 10:46

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TimaMachine

TimaMachine

May 4, 2013
edited over 3 years ago
referencing 100th Window, CD, Album, 724358123920, CDV2967

Some albums take time to sink in, this is one of them. I remember feeling very neutral towards most of the materials on this album except for "A Prayer For England" which I really liked. I then put it aside for a few years before giving it a second chance. The qualities then began to resonate. Future Proof, Special Cases, Butterfly Caught, Name Taken and Antistar are above average productions but still not memorable or timeless. 3.5/5
Ganter87

Ganter87

March 19, 2013
referencing 100th Window, CD, Album, 724358123920, CDV2967
I love this album ! :) need a vinyl copy :)
nikolai1973

nikolai1973

October 7, 2012
edited over 3 years ago
referencing 100th Window, CD, Album, 724358123920, CDV2967
Give it time..... its worth it!
....100th Window is not an instant album, nor is it remotely like their first 2 albums, Its more like Mezzanine, but less rocky self conscious and more beautiful and intricate... i love the darkness and paranoia of it, the insularity, the sound of a man who had driven his bandmates out and turned his neuroses into quasi-eastern electronica...masterful and very very underrated, a beautiful, intricate, powerful album that grows in brilliance with every play...
Introspective

Introspective

November 4, 2011
referencing 100th Window, CD, Album, 724358123920, CDV2967

This is certainly not an album for everyone. ...As other reviewers say, it's not as "good" as Mezzanine, if you're in to the more typical trip-hop sound.

However, if you're one of the few who loves a deep, detailed, trance-inducing track that's mellow on the surface but actually full of tension... then this album is an absolute gem. A few of the tracks here (Small Time Shot Away, Butterfly Caught, Future Proof) are among my all-time favorites from any artist because they hit that particular nail on the head: subtle, simple, detailed, dark and deep.

Unfortunately, this is one of those albums that I cannot generally recommend. ...At least not until I've seen someone listening to that style of music (for example, Max Cooper or some of the more esoteric Radiohead).

Proceed with caution. ...but it may end up being one of your most-spun albums, over time.
subsoul

subsoul

January 22, 2011
referencing 100th Window, CD, Album, 724358123920, CDV2967

This album is good, but I wouldn't put it up there with 'mezzanine'. It has similar production style but the tracks aren't as engaging. 'Everywhen' has got to be the most hypnotic track on the album. Worth owning if you're into massive attack.
vinnie97

vinnie97

May 28, 2009
referencing 100th Window, CD, Album, 7243 5 81239 2 0
An album unduly slated as a disappointment compared to previous Massive Attack output, which couldn't be further from the proof. Six years on and unsuspecting compositions like "Everywhen" and "Smalltime Shot Away" are as poignantly deep and emotive today as they were upon release. Reverent, reserved, brooding and foreboding, this is my personal favorite MA album (with Mezzanine trailing somewhat behind) and I'm anxiously awaiting the new material set for release in 2009.
honicz

honicz

December 15, 2006
edited over 9 years ago
referencing 100th Window, 3xLP, Album, V2967

Based on the mixed opinions this record had received at the time of its release, I hesitated to purchase "100th Window" for a long time until I recently spotted it at a discount.

As measured by the high standards set by its consummate predecessor, "100th Window" seemed doomed to fail. Nonetheless, the production struck me as clean and detailed from the beginning, evoking an atmosphere similar to that of "Mezzanine". The wealth of dark soundscapes make this a recommended headphone experience.

After more in-depth listening, however, there seems to be something lacking. Whereas earlier Massive Attack albums had a certain warmth in their overall sound, this one rarely breaks the cold prevailing mood.

I consider the tracks featuring Sinéad O'Connor to be real album highlights - yet, my favourite tracks remain those without guest appearances (for instance, the hypnotic opener "Future Proof" or the superbly produced "Butterfly Caught", which are both reminiscent of the band's finest moments on "Mezzanine").

One can hardly expect Massive Attack to reinvent themselves with each new record; therefore, their qualitative consistency (after 15 years of band history) should be applauded."
scoundrel

scoundrel

January 19, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
referencing 100th Window, CD, Album, 7243 5 81239 2 0

Not Massive Attack's best album, but 100TH WINDOW is still an album of impressive beauty and menace. Sinead O'Connor takes the role of chanteuse du jour, and her fragile voice accompanies the lonesome guitar and wistful harp chords on "What Your Soul Sings" with startling fragility. Later, on “Special Cases,” she makes her whisper into more of a growl. Frequent collaborator Horace Andy also lends his vocals: on “Everywhen,” he adds a grace note amongst the dub effects. He also works well with faster tempo, as on “Name Taken.” As with other Massive Attack albums, the overall feel of 100TH WINDOW is one of dense sonic paranoia (“Butterfly Caught” is a good example of this; it’s bass growls with tension), but also has fewer songs to lighten the mood somewhat. “A Prayer for England” is both gorgeous and depressing. And I’ve never thought that Robert Del Naja was the best vocalist, but his grizzled voice matches the overall tone.
Isadore

Isadore

January 5, 2004
referencing 100th Window, CD, Album, 7243 5 81239 2 0

The album that would never please anybody. Since reviewers often call one of massive attack's prior albums "the greatest ever" and then label the others "disappointing" this album will always be derided because it is most definitely not "the greatest ever." If you can step out of that mindset you are left with an excellent album that is worth a listen.
jussumen

jussumen

February 28, 2003
referencing 100th Window, 3xLP, Album, V2967

It took a while to realize , that it is indeed a wonderful record , especially the artwork is stunning - when you take out all inside sleeves you can cover the whole package , a three-gate-fold with these all black - sheets-cartons , which looks absolutely wonderful . Plus the music is sometimes very touching and rocking , and sometimes hard , ruff and with nearly no rhythm at all . So it takes it's time to dig it and the diverse ratings from absolutely garbage to excellent are understandable - what did i think when i listend to the whole set on 33 rpm ? liked it somehow .. but that sounded even more disturbing , than this work of art , which is again very political, the fact they put the remaining artist 3D in a childs porn affair , should be proof enuff , how much this massive black statement is disliked by some.
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