Roo, PhuketI first heard this when waitng for the big push forwards in Operation Granby, not in a nightclub. Still brings tears to my eyes. Never bettered.
Court, BristolHaving just purchased Blue Lines again, I am reminded how this song phased me on first hearing. The texture and layering of sounds together with the lyrics and that stunning voice meant dance musuc had grown up. This wonderful track, always at the head of my personal top 10, is truly timeless and prompts deep emotions in me. Massive Attack helped make a lot of Bristolians feel pride in their city as the district of Montpelier attracted the attention of music and cultural commentators from around the world.
Anne van Diem, LondonI was 11 when this song came out. I even remember the first time I heard it. I was at a freinds house and we were playing with toys and stuff and when this came on, I just stopped and listened. Its the most beuatiful song I have ever heard. It's like no other piece if music I know and I can listen to it over and over again. Without a doubt my all time favourite!
Mia/Aaron. Blackpool.This is not one of, But The Best Piece Of Music Ever Done.Theres not a band we can think of who can even come close to it. I dont care who you are,young or old,Play Massive Attack Unfinished Sympathy and the hairs go up on the back of your neck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Love Mia!!!!!!
andy, glastonburyEvery time I hear this even after all this time a great warmth rushes through my body and all troubles seem to melt away. Brilliant!
Jeroen, AmsterdamThe perfect fusion of singing voice and instrumental choices makes for an emotional and flawless listening experience.
alister, birminghamThis is the best song ... ever. I'm only 14, and I wish some of today's music could be so ...... good. The song is atmospheric, ambient...everything that makes up a true, brilliant song.
Claire, SuffolkI cannot describe the feeling this music leaves u with. It is so haunting - the vocal and orchestral mix near the end of the track. I love it.
Andrew, BedworthChilling to the bone, always gets my hairs standing tall.
mick, cramlingtonA true classic, my personal all time favourite with shara's haunting vocals intwined with a swirling and mesmerising musicai accompiament
Pete, BristolI live up the road from Daddy G - he's genuinely massive! Unfinished Sympathy is so good, it can even survive a mauling by Tina Turner, because the melody is so strong. Simply awesome.
chris webster croydon londoni am 33 years old and when i hear this song my eyes tend to glistern,and it makes me wish for time travel
Manoj Mistry, Austin, TX, USAAfter all these years it's still as fresh and cutting edge as the day I bought the 12" mix.
definitely one of my most prized records of all time. Even the music video was ahead of its time!
Con Carroll Dublin IrelandUnfinished Sympathy by Shara Nelson with Massive Attack is inspirational, empowering and moving. it is anti war and deserves recognition. I hope this song is nominated for the Brits Awards in 2005. Nice one Shara.
mark/aberdeena real soul trip
Victoria - NewcastleThe most amazing song of all time. No matter how many times I hear it, I always get shivers down my spine!
H, PrestonGuaranteed to give you goose pimples
Scott Perth UKDefinitely one of the greatest tracks ever!There is a melancholy to the tune but also a sense of hope for the future. Definitely the best of 25!
Ian Thomas, Barton, North YorkshireA ground breaking piece of British music. Somehow captures the stresses, drama, fear and emotions of inner city life in the modern world
Derek Pilling - GlasgowWho would have thought that a song that combined dance music with an orchestral arrangement could work so well and have such long-lasting apppeal? A modern classic.