When Damon Albarn's voice cracks with emotion in "Saturday Come Slow," soulfully asking, "Do you love me?" you almost wonder if Massive
Attack's well-constructed icy temple of electronic atmospherics will come crashing down. After all, "Heligoland" (Virgin), the collective's first album in seven years and first since the return of Daddy G, seems built in the cold, dark, sorta paranoid world of 3D's mind. Sometimes, guests get sucked in - Tuned Adebimpe sounds chilled on "Pray for Rain" - and sometimes, they warm things up, as Hope Sandoval does on "Paradise Circus." "Heligoland" is a worthwhile journey but prepare to bundle up.
BOTTOM LINE Warmth frozen in electronic melancholy