- Personnel: Massive Attack (keyboards, programming, sampler); Elizabeth Fraser, Sara Jay, Grantley Marshall, Horace Andy, Robert del Naja (vocals); Angelo Bruschini (guitar); Neil Davidge (keyboards, programming, sampler); Dave Jenkins, Michael Timothy (keyboards); Bob Locke, John Mark Harris, Robert Locke, Winston Blissett, John Harris (bass guitar); Andy Gangadeen (drums); Tim Young (scratches).
- Audio Mixer: Mark "Spike" Stent.
- Recording information: Christchurch Studio, Bristol, England; Massive Attack Studio.
- Photographer: Nick Knight.
- Arrangers: Massive Attack; Neil Davidge.
Spin (1/99, p.91) - Ranked #6 on Spin's list of "Top 20 Albums of '98."
Entertainment Weekly (5/15/98, pp.102-103) - "MEZZANINE is Victorian trip-hop--hulking, clangorous, and dank....It's industrial music for the turn of the century--the 19th century." - Rating: A-
Q (12/99, p.100) - Included in Q Magazine's "90 Best Albums Of The 1990s."
Q (6/00, p.80) - Ranked #15 in Q's "100 Greatest British Albums" - "...Sonic murk and gloom...a punk-hop record about autism..."
The Wire (1/99, p.27) - Included in Wire's "50 Records Of The Year "
Mixmag (1/99, p.49) - Included in Mixmag's "Ten Best Albums of 98" - "...Britain's coolest band..."
CMJ (1/11/99, p.7) - "...The grandfathers of trip-hop pulled off yet another wise and wily album, redefining the future shape of pop, soul and trip-hop, while inspiring another wave of artists in the process..."
Musician (7/98, pp.84-86) - "...at once the best and most personal album of their career....MEZZANINE shows them creating exotic, bruised backdrops for battered relationships that feel as strangely alienating as a night out with Travis Bickle..."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.66) - Ranked #14 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "[I]t evokes DARK SIDE OF THE MOON's epic yet intimate dread, reflected in the obliquely monochrome title..."