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Massive Attack - Protection mp3 flac Performer: Massive Attack
Title: Protection
Style: Downtempo, Dub, Trip Hop
Released: 1994
FLAC album: 2262 mb
MP3 album: 2338 mb
Rating: 4.8
Genre: Electronic

Tracklist

Protection
Light My Fire (Live)
Better Things
Spying Glass
Three
Karmacoma
Euro Child
Sly
Heat Miser
Weather Storm

Versions

CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
WBRLP2Massive Attack Protection ‎(LP, Album)Wild Bunch RecordsWBRLP2UK1994
VJCP-25136Massive Attack Protection ‎(CD, Album)Virgin, CircaVJCP-25136Japan1994
WBRCD 2, 7243 8 39883 2 7, 8398832Massive Attack Protection ‎(CD, Album)Wild Bunch Records, Virgin, VirginWBRCD 2, 7243 8 39883 2 7, 8398832Australia1994
wbrcd2, WBRCD2, 7243 8 39883 2 7Massive Attack Protection ‎(CD, Album)Wild Bunch Records, Wild Bunch Records, Circawbrcd2, WBRCD2, 7243 8 39883 2 7Europe1994
WBRCD2, 7243 8 39883 2 7, wbrcd2Massive Attack Protection ‎(CD, Album)Wild Bunch Records, Circa, Wild Bunch RecordsWBRCD2, 7243 8 39883 2 7, wbrcd2UK1994
wbrcd2, WBRCD2, 7243 8 39883 2 7Massive Attack Protection ‎(CD, Album)Wild Bunch Records, Wild Bunch Records, Circawbrcd2, WBRCD2, 7243 8 39883 2 7UK & Europe1994
wbrcd2, WBRCD2, 7243 8 39883 2 7Massive Attack Protection ‎(CD, Album)Wild Bunch Records, Wild Bunch Records, Circawbrcd2, WBRCD2, 7243 8 39883 2 7Europe1994
7243 8 39883 2 7, wbrcd 2Massive Attack Protection ‎(CD, Album)Circa Records Ltd., Wild Bunch Records7243 8 39883 2 7, wbrcd 2Netherlands1994
WBRCD2, 7243 8 39883 2 7, wbrcd2Massive Attack Protection ‎(CD, Album)Wild Bunch Records, Circa, Wild Bunch RecordsWBRCD2, 7243 8 39883 2 7, wbrcd2Europe1994
CDVIR (WF) 180 Massive Attack Protection ‎(CD, Album)Virgin, Wild Bunch RecordsCDVIR (WF) 180 South Africa1994
wbrcd2, WBRCD2, 7243 8 39883 2 7Massive Attack Protection ‎(CD, Album)Wild Bunch Records, Wild Bunch Records, Circawbrcd2, WBRCD2, 7243 8 39883 2 7UK & Europe1994
7243 8 39883 2 7, wbrcd2Massive Attack Protection ‎(CD, Album)Virgin Music Canada, Wild Bunch Records, Circa7243 8 39883 2 7, wbrcd2Canada1994
WBRCD 2, 7243 8 39883 2 7Massive Attack Protection ‎(CD, Album)Wild Bunch Records, VirginWBRCD 2, 7243 8 39883 2 7Australia1994
7243 8 39883 2 7, WBRCD 2Massive Attack Protection ‎(CD, Album)Virgin Music Canada, Wild Bunch Records7243 8 39883 2 7, WBRCD 2Canada1994
WBRCD2, 7243 8 39883 2 7Massive Attack Protection ‎(CD, Album)Wild Bunch Records, Wild Bunch RecordsWBRCD2, 7243 8 39883 2 7Europe1994
WBRCD 2, 7243 8 39883 2 7Massive Attack Protection ‎(CD, Album)Wild Bunch Records, CircaWBRCD 2, 7243 8 39883 2 7Canada1994
CDVIR (WR) 180 Massive Attack Protection ‎(CD, Album, RP)Virgin, Wild Bunch RecordsCDVIR (WR) 180 South Africa1994
4PRO-12701, 4PRO 12701Massive Attack Protection ‎(Cass, Advance, Album, Promo, Chr)Virgin, Virgin4PRO-12701, 4PRO 12701US1994
7243 8 39883 4 1Massive Attack Protection ‎(Cass, Album)Circa7243 8 39883 4 1Poland1994
7243 8 39883 4 1Massive Attack Protection ‎(Cass, Album)Circa7243 8 39883 4 1Thailand1994
WBRMC 2, 7243 8 39883 4 1Massive Attack Protection ‎(Cass, Album)Circa, CircaWBRMC 2, 7243 8 39883 4 1United Arab Emirates1994
WBRMC 2, 7243 8 39883 4 1Massive Attack Protection ‎(Cass, Album)Wild Bunch Records, CircaWBRMC 2, 7243 8 39883 4 1Turkey1994
7243 8 39883 4 1, V4 39883, wbrmc2Massive Attack Protection ‎(Cass, Album)Circa, Virgin Music Canada, Virgin Music Canada7243 8 39883 4 1, V4 39883, wbrmc2Canada1994
WBRMC 2Massive Attack Protection ‎(Cass, Album)CircaWBRMC 2Netherlands1994
WBRMC 2, WBRMC2, 7243 8 39883 4 1Massive Attack Protection ‎(Cass, Album)Wild Bunch Records, Wild Bunch Records, CircaWBRMC 2, WBRMC2, 7243 8 39883 4 1UK1994
7243 8 39883 4 1, wbrmc2Massive Attack Protection ‎(Cass, Album)Circa, Circa Records Ltd.7243 8 39883 4 1, wbrmc2Italy1994
none Massive Attack Protection ‎(Cass, Album, Promo)Wild Bunch Recordsnone 1994
398Massive Attack Protection ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial)Music World 398Russia1994
5240Massive Attack Protection ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial)Not On Label52401994
7464-47857-2Massive Attack Protection ‎(CD, Album)Virgin Records America, Inc.7464-47857-2US1995
7243 8 39883 2 7Massive Attack Protection ‎(CD, Album)Virgin, Wild Bunch Records7243 8 39883 2 7US1995
7243 8 39883 2 7Massive Attack Protection ‎(CD, Album, Club)Virgin Records America, Inc., Virgin, Wild Bunch Records7243 8 39883 2 7US1995
7243 8 39883 2 7Massive Attack Protection ‎(CD, Album, Promo)Virgin, Wild Bunch Records7243 8 39883 2 7US1995
7243 8 39883 4 1Massive Attack Protection ‎(Cass, Album)Circa, Virgin7243 8 39883 4 1US1995
CN-D15-00-274-00/AJ0Massive Attack Protection ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial)Not On Label (Massive Attack)CN-D15-00-274-00/AJ0China2000
VJCP-68410Massive Attack Protection ‎(CD, Album, RE, Car)Virgin, CircaVJCP-68410Japan2002
OSB -019Massive Attack Protection ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial)Music For The PeopleOSB -019Russia2003
TOCP-53537Massive Attack Protection ‎(CD, Album, Ltd)VirginTOCP-53537Japan2005
TOCP-53537Massive Attack Protection ‎(CD, Album, Ltd)VirginTOCP-53537Japan2005
noneMassive Attack Protection ‎(10xFile, ALAC, 44.)Not On LabelnoneFrance2006
wbrcd2, 7243 8 39883 2 7Massive Attack Protection ‎(CD, Album, RP)Wild Bunch Records, Circawbrcd2, 7243 8 39883 2 7UK & Europe2011
WBRLP2, Electrospective SeriesMassive Attack Protection ‎(LP, Album, RP)Wild Bunch Records, EMIWBRLP2, Electrospective SeriesUK & Europe2012
UICY-25487Massive Attack Protection ‎(CD, Album, RE, SHM)VirginUICY-25487Japan2015
WBRLP2Massive Attack Protection ‎(LP, Album, Unofficial)Wild Bunch Records WBRLP2Europe2015
noneMassive Attack Protection ‎(10xFile, WAV, 44.)Circa, Wild Bunch RecordsnoneEurope2016
5700962, 00602557009620Massive Attack Protection ‎(LP, Album, RE, 180)Circa, Circa, Wild Bunch Records, Wild Bunch Records5700962, 00602557009620Europe2016
WBRLP2Massive Attack Protection ‎(LP, Album, Unofficial)Wild Bunch Records WBRLP2UK2016
07243 578012 2 5Massive Attack Protection ‎(CD, Album)Gala Records , Circa, Wild Bunch Records07243 578012 2 5RussiaUnknown
7243 8 39883 2 7, wbrcd2Massive Attack Protection ‎(CD, Album)EMI, Wild Bunch Records7243 8 39883 2 7, wbrcd2ArgentinaUnknown
wbrcd2, 7243 8 39883 2 7Massive Attack Protection ‎(CD, Album, RE)Wild Bunch Records, Circawbrcd2, 7243 8 39883 2 7EuropeUnknown
WBRCD2, 7243 8 39883 2 7 Massive Attack Protection ‎(CD, Album, RE)Wild Bunch Records, CircaWBRCD2, 7243 8 39883 2 7 EuropeUnknown
wbrcd2, 7243 8 39883 2 7Massive Attack Protection ‎(CD, Album, RE, Uni)Wild Bunch Records, Circawbrcd2, 7243 8 39883 2 7UK & EuropeUnknown
wbrcd2, 7243 8 39883 2 7Massive Attack Protection ‎(CD, Album, RP)Wild Bunch Records, Circawbrcd2, 7243 8 39883 2 7UK & EuropeUnknown
wbrcd2, 7243 8 39883 2 7Massive Attack Protection ‎(CD, Album, RP)Wild Bunch Records, Circawbrcd2, 7243 8 39883 2 7EuropeUnknown
wbrcd2, 7243 8 39883 2 7Massive Attack Protection ‎(CD, Album, RP)Wild Bunch Records, Circawbrcd2, 7243 8 39883 2 7UK & EuropeUnknown
wbrcd2, WBRCD2, 7243 8 39883 2 7Massive Attack Protection ‎(CD, Album, RP)Wild Bunch Records, Wild Bunch Records, Circawbrcd2, WBRCD2, 7243 8 39883 2 7UK & EuropeUnknown
wbrcd2, WBRCD2, 7243 8 39883 2 7Massive Attack Protection ‎(CD, Album, RP, Bla)Wild Bunch Records, Wild Bunch Records, Circawbrcd2, WBRCD2, 7243 8 39883 2 7UK & EuropeUnknown
wbrcd2, WBRCD2, 7243 8 39883 2 7Massive Attack Protection ‎(CD, Album, RP, EMI)Wild Bunch Records, Wild Bunch Records, Circawbrcd2, WBRCD2, 7243 8 39883 2 7UK & EuropeUnknown
MTL-040Massive Attack Protection ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial)Not On Label (Massive Attack)MTL-040RussiaUnknown
noneMassive Attack Protection ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial)Not On LabelnoneRussiaUnknown
07464 47857 2Massive Attack Protection ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial)Circa 07464 47857 2BulgariaUnknown

Album

Protection is the second studio album by English electronic music group Massive Attack, released on 26 September 1994 by Circa and Virgin Records. DJ Mad Professor remixed the album in 1995 under the name No Protection. Like most of Massive Attack's albums, the music often defies categorisation, ranging from R&B title track and Sly to hip hoprap Karmacoma and Eurochild to reggae-tinged synthpop Spying Glass to classical-influenced electronica instrumentals Weather Storm and Heat. Listen free to Massive Attack Protection Protection, Karmacoma and more. 10 tracks 49:06. Protection 1994 is Bristol-based trip-hop collective Massive Attack's second album. Protection was featured in the top ten of Rolling Stone magazine's 'Coolest Albums of All Time List,' calling it great music for when you're driving around a city at 4 am, due to the 'chill out' nature of the album. Like most of Massive Attack's albums, the music often defies categorisation, ranging from R&B title track, Sly to hip-hoprap Karmacoma, Euroch. NOTE: The uploading of this video is not for profit. I own no rights on this albumsongs. No Protection - Massive Attack. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. Посмотреть сведения об участниках альбома, рецензии, композиции и приобрести альбом EMI Uden Pressing CD от Protection на Protection, Massive Attack moved away slightly from the soul and hip-hop influences that defined their debut. By no means did they remove them, but Protection has them seen much more as influences than something that is actually heard in their music. Protection also includes something new, that wasn't seen on Blue Lines: instrumentals. Upon it's arrival, Protection solidified Massive Attack's status as a force to be reckoned with in the electronic music scene. Massive Attack And Antenna Studios, Bristol, England. Wild Bunch Studios, London, England. Submit Corrections. Album Moods. Atmospheric Dreamy Hypnotic Laid-BackMellow Literate Nocturnal Relaxed Slick Smooth Stylish Brash Detached Earthy Playful Sensual Sophisticated Ominous. Album Themes. Imagination Late Night Sex. Massive Attack. Light My Fire Live From United Kingdom1994. Композиторы: Jim Morrison - John Densmore - Robby Krieger - Ray Manzarek. Released September 26, 1994. Protection Tracklist. Protection Ft. Protection Q&A. Mastered by Mike Marsh

Performer

Massive Attack: Are an English musical group formed in 1988 in Bristol, consisting of Robert 3D Del Naja, Grant Daddy G Marshall and formerly Andy Mushroom Vowles Mush, with Shara Nelson, Horace Andy and Adrian Tricky Thaws as their first guest vocalists. Their debut album Blue Lines was released in 1991, with the single Unfinished Sympathy reaching the charts and later being voted the 63rd greatest song of all time in a poll by NME. 1998's Mezzanine, containing Teardrop, and 2003's 100th Window cha. The Spoils. Massive Attack. 2016 сингл. Ritual Spirit. 2016 сингл EP. House: Teardrop - Main Theme from Television Series. 100th Window - The Remixes. Mezzanine - The Remixes. Blue Lines - The Remixes. Protection - The Remixes. Unleashed OST. Bullet Boy Soundtrack E. Full Album One of the best live performances of this great artist TITLE Live Royal Albert Hall PERFORMER Massive Attack TRACK 01 AUDIO 00:00 to music from Massive Attack like Teardrop, Paradise Circus & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Massive Attack. Massive Attack are a trip-hop group which formed in Bristol, England in 1988. The group currently consists of Robert 3D Del Naja and Grant Daddy G Marshall. Third member Andy Mushroom Vowles left the group in 1999. The band has released five studio albums: read more. Best songs and music of artist Massive Attack. Download mp3, listen online for free, on your phone or computer. Are an English trip hop group formed in 1988 in Bristol, consisting of Robert 3D Del Naja, Grant Daddy G Marshall and formerly Andy Mushroom Vowles Mush. 1998's Mezzanine, containing Teardrop, and 2003's 100th Window charted in the UK at number one. Massive Attack are an English trip hop group formed in 1988 in Bristol, consisting of Robert 3D Del Naja and Grant Daddy G Marshall. The group started as a trio. Andrew Vowles was a founding member, next to Robert Del Naja and Grant Marshall, but decided to leave in 1999 because of the differences of opinion. Jump to: Soundtrack Music department Composer Actor Thanks Self Archive footage. 2020 Мир Дикого Запада TV Series performer - 1 episode. Parce Domine 2020. performer: Dissolved Girl. 2019 1994 TV Series performer - 1 episode. This week, Massive Attack joins us to discuss their new EP, Eutopia and why this unique moment in our history is our opportunity to act now on ClimateChange. LISTEN: Christiana Figueres Tom Rivett-Carnac. Biography by Jason Ankeny. Follow Artist. Bristol collective whose combination of dark rhythms, reverb-laden guitars, and atmospheric samples helped pioneer the sound of trip-hop. Read Full Biography. Overview . Biography . Protection is the second studio album by English electronic music group Massive Attack, released on 26 September 1994 by Circa and Virgin Records. DJ Mad Professor remixed the album in 1995 under the name No Protection. Like most of Massive Attack's albums, the music often defies categorisation, ranging from R&B title track and Sly to hip hoprap Karmacoma and Eurochild to reggae-tinged synthpop Spying Glass to classical-influenced electronica instrumentals Weather Storm and Heat. Город: Bristol, UK

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Comments: (50)
Saithinin
How is the quality of this copy, I read some disapointing reviews about the other pressings..
Manemanu
My copy was very VERY dirty, it had even some white glue or rubber on it, sealed in shrink wrap. But after some decent cleaning the record sounds very good, no surface noise or clicks.
Ishnjurus
Perfect copy. Not a single scratch, no surface noise. Bought from Amazon UK Jan 2020.
Minnai
Great press, no clicks or pops. Classic Faithless album. A must have.
Rishason
Classic mid 90s thin, cheap vinyl. Not a great pressing - but then everyone was buying CDs at the time apart from DJs...
Fordredor
Again, as others have said my pressing of this is full of clicks and pops - very disappointingOn closer inspection, on a shrink wrapped vinyl, there are marks, scratches, and crap all over it - very dispaointing
Arthunter
As other reviewers are saying, it's full of clicks and pops. I managed to fix most of it with several cleanings but Three still has some major clicks and pops at the beginning. Pretty bummed but I should have known as I read all these reviews below but ordered it anyway. No scuffs or scratches but a few indents here and there which may explain some of the issues I'm having. I've only listened to side A so far. Virgin should probably reissue this with better care but I doubt I'll be buying it a second time. It's a shame because it's a great album.
Marinara
My copy came clean and sounds rich and full. Maybe I got lucky? Also, I ordered a bunch of each reissue for the shop I worked at and never had a complaint. And those folks love to complain! Haha!
Dangerous
Yep, sounds like crap. I vacuumed my copy off and hit it with the anti static gun but it’s still full of pops, clicks, etc.
Dalarin
Rubbish pressing, dirty, static, clicks and pops galore. I wouldn't have bought if I'd known.
Ieslyaenn
I had a lot of scratches.There are also a lot of spots all over the vinyl that haven't been washed off. Sounds not bad...
Rindyt
Vinyl sounds very good to me, but one difference in the description of this release is that I found no download code in mine.
Super P
Sounds amazing! Clean flat pressing. Dynamic with a nice sound stage. It has a full, warm and rich sound. This one was done right!
Gathris
Sorry, my comment was supposed to be for this version (5700962, 00602557009620), and not for the first pressing
Kriau
I just bought this version today and it is very good, no surface noise or scratches, recommended.
Wrathmaster
Wow, my version even is full of spelling mistakes. "MINUFAC TURER", "UNAVUTORIZED", "FERFORMINCE" "HIRNG" "O THIS RECORDING"XD
Chilldweller
A decent edition. Mine was quite dirty too but not a scratch on it. It sounds nice but not as good as the new Mezzanine pressing - probably mastering differences.All in all I certainly don't regret buying it.
Lamranilv
Never gotten so dirty record, there were some scratches too. Looks almost like someone sneezed on the record. Probably the last record I'm going to get from this label.
Uickabrod
Seems to be one of the half volume reissues but it sounds nice at a loud volume. No particular problems with pressing.
Uaoteowi
Absolutely nothing wrong with this pressing. People just want to complain about everything these days. If the plastic shrink wrap on the jacket doesn't meet certain specifications, people assume the pressing is bad. Give me a break. Maybe try investing in a setup that doesn't utilize a plastic cartridge or have the words "Crosley" written on the turntable before griping about how the pressing doesn't meet your bedroom-audiophile quality specifications : /
Nalme
People even complain about complaining! What is the world coming to?
Stick
No mentioned problems. My copy is perfect! Pretty, pretty, pretty good album :D
Dilkree
I've had a couple of copies of the original and this is just as good - no surface noise on mine, though it did come pretty dirty so a good clean was needed. Good, clear highs and strong bass. But this album was never exactly audiophile to begin with.
Kanrad
really poor pressing - lots of surface noise throughout, and the sound is pretty weak
Haracetys
anyone else have an A-side with disturbing surface noise between songs?
Wat!?
yes, my copy has bad crackle throughout - it's a terrible pressing all round.
MegaStar
I am not throwing away my cd just yet I think
Onaxan
Hi,I just found a vinyl copy of this one at a local record store. Looking at the track listing on the back of the sleeve, 'Better Things' is spelt 'Beter Things'. My CD at home has the correct spelling. Anybody knows what this is about ?
Uriel
it's a bootleg https://www.discogs.com/Massive-Attack-Protection/release/7516667there is a legit RE now
Oso
anybody knows if it's a re-mastered version, or if it just have the same lame and flat mastering of the original?i mean, what's the sound quality of this new reissue?
Ann
I thought the original sounded flat and lifeless... until I got a decent cartridge (Ortofon Quintet Black - since then, I realized that it's one of the best-produced Massive Attack albums, with lots of micro-detail and subtle layers of sound. It is now my favorite Massive Attack LP, the sound is not "in your face", but very rewarding if you play it right.
Eta
I've got the original , in very good condition , yet used , it sounds low in level and quite lacking in presence ... I believe a properly set Lyra Delos or Dynavector Karat 17D3 , which are both excellent trackers and dig up the grooves , would solve that issue !!!!!!
you secret
sounds very good in my turntable ( Denon DP-300F With Ortofon 3m Red cartridge). Very recommended pressing of OMG)
Agantrius
Gliese14G Not sure which "original" you are refering to here? This one sounds great https://www.discogs.com/Massive-Attack-Protection/release/49880! Yes, I'm refering to the only 1994 LP version, the Uk one.
Vudogal
Not sure which "original" you are refering to here? This one sounds great https://www.discogs.com/Massive-Attack-Protection/release/49880!
Realistic
pretty bad...sound is very low and flat indeed. Don't have the original one to compare though.
Mot
As much as this isn't likely to be a popular opinion, I think that this album is better than their debut album. I think this was further along in that same sound, basically a continuation, but a deepening as well. "Karmacoma" was *deeper*, "Sly" was *deeper*. I think the group was capable of doing more by the time this album was recorded, and it shows. Individual songs feel more steeped in the darker, more intensely saturated hues. The album itself doesn't feel quite as unified as the first album, but as a collection of songs, I do think this is stronger. It reaches out more, it feels more confident and mature.
Hiclerlsi
Yes. In my oppinion you're absolutly right. This is MA in it's best - time and music. It's like Dammy is the best work of Portishead.
Yggdi
For everyone after this a reissue is coming out December 2016
Mojind
How do you know about another reissue on December 2016? Will it be repress or remaster?
Legend 33
This is a great album from a band that works hard for their music. I love this album, creatively it's on point, although it resembles the decade in which it was produced, there is a timeless quality to the sentimentality throughout the album. This album helped give electronic music the license to become more thoughtful and real world than most other electronic music of the day which was being labelled "techno". This is a good sounding release, quiet and sounds full and tight and smooth. The bass and sub bass on some tracks are completely out of control though, so be sure to have your limiter on if you roll deep.
Lbe
This is definitely not a good sounding release on vinyl. The 2017 reissue is 100% better all around. Anyone with the previous copy on vinyl would do well to update it.
Zadora
Unfortunately this repress has bad mastering level,so sound quality is poor and with no depth,very shallow...Maybe someone have different experience with this repress ?
Andronrad
Yep this is a really bad, noisy, flat and flawed repress. Thankfully a heavier, proper reissue was pressed in Germany recently and it's available. Trash the one you have and get the new one. It even has a professionally printed cover that's not a blurry Kinkos copy of the original.
Questanthr
I have the 1st original press and the sound is crappy too, as you describe.Waiting for a remastered version...
Castiel
Following on from their ground breaking début Massive Attack deliver another classic album. The soulful voice of Shara Nelson has been replaced with the melancholic voice of Tracey Thorn, reggae legend Horace Andy features again, Craig Armstrong adds a classical touch on keyboard on a couple of tunes, and this is Tricky's final venture with the group. On its release this didn't have the same impact as Blue Lines, but it has definitely stood the test of time and is just as strong if not stronger than the original.
Funky
"Protection" is one of my top ten albums ever produced!
Ger
When the bassline and kick drum start off in Protection, I get the hairs on the back of my neck standing up. Tracey Thorn has never sounded better than on that track, it's an absolute, certified masterpiece in my opinion, and I've got effing high standards!!!! I love this album ,it's one of those albums that EVERYONE who considers themselves "into" music should own...I hate that phrase, but it's a fact, this album is that good. It's like medicine, hear it and it heals you, it's music for the soul going beyond background chatter to fill a room at a dinner party, this draws you in like a drug. The incredible thing is that IMO Massive Attck made numerous other great albums in Blue Lines and Mezzanine which whilst not being as great as this in my opinion are truly brilliant albums in their own right. What a talented group of musicians, what a shame that the trio have broken up and seem beyond reconcilliation.
Brannylv
Another Massive Attack classic that was unfairly criticised upon it's release. This is probably Massive's most beautiful and etheral album. The use of Craig Armstrong's sweeping and emotional orchestral backgrounds, together with Tracy Thorns lush voice make for an utterly stunning chill out album, that has more than stood the test of time. It's also been incredibly influential in the genre of electronic downtempo/chill out, with artists such as Nitin Sahwney, Morcheeba, Everything But The Girl etc citing it as an influence. A very imaginative album as well, that takes in electronica, trip hop, gorgeous ethnic & world influences and beautiful classical arrangements. And not forgetting the fabulous contributions by the reggae legend Horace Andy and his sweet but haunting voice. Fantastic and a timeless classic. Hail the Massive!
Ka
In my humble opinion this is the best album Massive Attack has made until now. Although Blue Lines, Mezzanine and 100th Window are extremely good too (No Protection is also excellent, by the way), this one is the top. Really, I can't say this about any other cd I own (nor will I ever, I honestly believe), but I will about this one: this might well be the best album ever recorded. I know, in the review guidelines it says not to just state "Great record!", but I just did. What I find a shame is that this album was Mushroom's child, whereas Blue Lines was Daddy G's and both Mezzanine and 100th Window were (are) 3D's. And guess what? Yes, Mushroom left the trio last year. So no more Protection. What struck me, also, was that on the gig I went to last sunday (in Amsterdam) they didn't even play one song from this album; only from the first and the last two. Maybe Mushroom wouldn't let them? Is there really so much hate between 3D and Mushroom, as Daddy G once said? That would really be a shame. I can only hope Mushroom will start making music of his own, just to see if he can pull another Protection. (Hey, I can hope, can't I?!... :-)