500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Massive Attack, 'Blue Lines'

397. Massive Attack, 'Blue Lines'

Virgin, 1991

One of the most influential records of the Nineties, Lines was perhaps the first post-hip-hop classic: a combination of rap, dub and soul that gave birth to what used to be called trip-hop. "What's important to us is the pace," said the band's 3D, "the weight of the bass and the mood."

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