Although I've never been asked to be on Desert Island Discs, I would put Massive Attack's seminal debut Blue Lines on my D.I.D.. It's one of those albums that was a decade before it's time, while setting the precedent for what came after. It's the perfect fusion of electronic, soul and hip hop. Release in 1991, it defined the Bristol sound. If you know your music history, this was when Tricky factored into the Massive Attack equation. Neneh Cherry appeared on Hymn of the Big Wheel and Shara Nelson lent her vocals on the beautiful first song, Safe From Harm.
Now, in time for your Christmas list, Blue Lines gets a glossy 21st anniversary remaster using the original recordings and reboxed with a crap of extras. You can get the CD just on it's own or spring for the box set which includes a 96k/24bit hi-res audio DVD, two 180g vinyl LPs and the original 24″ x 18″ promo poster for the record.