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Formed in 1988 in Bristol, Massive Attack was an English trip hop collective that helped shape the sound of electronic music for years to come. The group was composed of Robert "3D" Del Naja, Adrian "Tricky" Thaws, Andrew "Mushroom" Vowles and Grant "Daddy G" Marshall. Over the course of their career, they released five studio albums, each one innovating on the sound of trip hop and pushing the genre in new directions. The band's origin goes back to 1983 and the formation of the Wild Bunch, an influential sound system/DJ collective from the U.K. They mix a wide range of musical genres, including reggae, punk, and R&B. The collective included Grant "Daddy G" Marshall, Andrew "Mushroom" Vowles, and Robert "3D" del Naja. The three of them would go on to form Massive Attack. In 1988, the trio decided to form their own production team and began working on songs that would eventually be released as the group's debut album, Blue Lines. The album was released in 1991 and featured the singles "Safe from Harm" and "Unfinished Sympathy." Blue Lines, is considered to be one of the most important records in the history of electronic music. It was a critical and commercial success, and it established Massive Attack as one of the leading lights of the trip hop scene. The album's sound was a perfect melding of the group's diverse influences, including soul, hip hop, and dub. Massive Attack's second album, Protection, was another critical and commercial success. It featured a more polished sound than Blue Lines, and it included guest appearances from Tracey Thorn and Horace Andy. The album's standout track, "Unfinished Sympathy", is widely considered to be one of the greatest songs of the 1990s. After the release of Protection, Massive Attack took a five-year hiatus. They returned in 1994 with their third album, Mezzanine. The album was another critical and commercial success, and it cemented Massive Attack's status as one of the most important electronic music groups of all time. Massive Attack's fourth album, 100th Window, was released in 2003. The album was a departure from the group's previous sound, and it received mixed reviews from critics. However, it still managed to sell over two million copies worldwide. In 2010, Massive Attack released their fifth and final studio album, Heligoland. The album was another critical and commercial success, and it cemented the group's legacy as one of the most important electronic music groups of all time. Massive Attack has also released a number of non-album singles, EPs, and compilations. The group's most recent release is the 2016 EP Ritual Spirit, which featured guest appearances from Roots Manuva, Young Fathers, and Tricky. In July 2020, the group returned with the conceptual three-song EP Eutopia. The material was recorded in three different cites during quarantine for the COVID-19 pandemic and featured contributions from Young Fathers, Saul Williams, Algiers, and several spoken word artists. The audio was paired with video counterparts, with charged visuals further emphasizing the overt political themes of the songs. The band's musical style can often be defined by songs without choruses, instead containing atmospheric tones, created through distorted guitar, lopped bass lines, or orchestral passages. Their tracks also boast high production value with meticulous editing and mixing. Lyrically, their songs often deal with themes of love, loss, paranoia, and betrayal. Massive Attack's influence can be heard in the work of many contemporary electronic music artists, including Burial, Four Tet, and Mount Kimbie. The group has also been credited with helping to shape the sound of modern pop music, with their tracks being sampled by everyone from Beyoncé to Kanye West. Today, Massive Attack is widely considered to be one of the most influential electronic music groups of all time. Their groundbreaking sound has influenced countless artists, and their legacy will continue to inspire new generations of musicians for years to come. The band has sold over 13 million copies of their music worldwide. They have also garnered critical acclaim, having won many awards, including a Brit Award for Best British Dance Act, two Q Awards, and two MTV Europe Music Awards. The group has also advocated for human rights and environmental causes.

Small Time Shot Away - Massive Attack | Song Album Cover Artwork

Small Time Shot Away

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Special Cases - Massive Attack | Song Album Cover Artwork

Special Cases

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Hymn Of The Big Wheel - 2012 Mix/Master - Massive Attack | Song Album Cover Artwork

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Hot Knives

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Teardrop - Massive Attack | Song Album Cover Artwork

Teardrop

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"Teardrop" is a song by English trip hop group Massive Attack. The song features vocals from Elizabeth Fraser, former lead singer of Cocteau Twins. Fraser also wrote the lyrics for "Teardrop". The track was originally planned to feature Madonna on vocals with Andrew Vowles, who was the main songwriter for "Teardrop," sending her a demo for her to record vocals over. The band had previously worked with her in 1995 on "I Want You." However, Robert Del Naja and Grantley Marshal wanted Fraser on the song and outvoted Vowles because they thought she would be a better fit for the melancholy nature ...more

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Dissolved Girl - Massive Attack | Song Album Cover Artwork

Dissolved Girl

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"Dissolved Girl" is a song by British trip hop group Massive Attack, released as the fourth single from their third studio album, Mezzanine (1998). The song features guest vocals from Sheffield-based singer Sara Jay. At the time, she was an unknown singer from Sheffield. Marc Picken, Massive Attack's manager, believed she would fit in seamlessly into the record. The band recorded an early demo version of the track before their 1997 tour. They took Jay on tour with them to perform this version of the song as a preview of Mezzanine. This demo would also be eventually show up on the soundtrack f...more

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The Matrix1999

Neo (Keanu Reeves) lies asleep in front of his computer screen before waking up to text.

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The Jackal1997

First song in end credits

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Good Behavior • s1e3 • From Terrible Me2016

Song at the gas station as they try to charge the car. Letty smokes up in the bathroom.

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Westworld • s3e1 • Parce Domine2016

London, UREW - Delores arrives at the Incite corporate dinner and joins CEO Liam Dempsey.

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Paradise Circus - Massive Attack | Song Album Cover Artwork

Paradise Circus

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Few songs are as ethereal and haunting as "Paradise Circus" by Massive Attack. The track features vocals by Mazzy Star's Hope Sandoval over handclaps and a minimalist chord progression. The result is a song that feels both dreamlike and ominous, with an unforgettable melody that will stay with you long after the last note fades away. The song originated as a collaboration between Daddy G and Bristol production duo Robot Club. Club member Yolanda Quarty originally recorded the vocals for the demo, but after Massive Attack decided to take the song in a different direction, they enlisted Hope Sa...more

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Savages2012

The three of them make out and start to have sex after dinner.

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Revenge • s2e6 • Illusion2011

Final song during the montage.

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True Blood • s3e4 • 9 Crimes2008

Bill arrives at the strip club.

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Gossip Girl • s3e21 • Ex-Husbands And Wives2007

Jenny heads out to meet Chuck & Blair; Serena confronts Rufus about Holland; Holland tells everyone that she slept with Rufus.

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Gossip Girl • s3e21 • Ex-Husbands And Wives2007

Chuck gives Blair an ultimatum as they wait for Cameron to arrive; Serena hangs up on Nate then thanks Dan for coming with her; Jenny brings her stuff over to Chuck & Nate's place.

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Quantico • s1e1 • Run2015

Six months earlier, Alex packs and leaves for the airport.

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Ritual Spirit - Massive Attack | Song Album Cover Artwork

Ritual Spirit

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Ritual Spirit is the title track of Massive Attack's fourth EP, which consists of four tracks that were previewed previously on the Fantom app, an iPhone application that remixes songs using heartbeat, location and time of day. The band collaborated with Azekel Adesuyi, a London-based soul singer. The song's music video was created by Medium and Robert Del Naja and stars Kate Moss dancing with a light bulb in a dark room.

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Voodoo in My Blood - Massive Attack | Song Album Cover Artwork

Voodoo in My Blood

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Voodoo in My Blood is the third track from Massive Attack's 2016 EP Ritual Spirit. The song features a dark and sinister sound, with eerie synths and percussion creating an ominous atmosphere. The lyrics tell a story of someone who is possessed by a voodoo spirit, and the narrator's attempts to save them. The track builds to a climax of chaotic energy, before fading out into a haunted whisper. The climax is portrayed in the song's music video in a scene where actress Rosamund Pike reacts in a troubled manner to a robotic creature while walking through a deserted subway station. This perhaps i...more

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Protection - Massive Attack | Song Album Cover Artwork

Protection

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"Protection" is a collaboration between Massive Attack and Everything but the Girl singer Tracey Thorn that appears on Massive Attack's second studio album, Protection (1994). The song was written by Thorn, with music composed by group members 3D and Mushroom. After losing Shara Nelson, the group's main collaborator on their debut album, Blue Lines, the band set out to look for possible replacement vocalists. They figured that they couldn't replace Nelson, so they decided to diversify their sound by choosing a series of different guest vocalists for their future albums. Several singers were r...more

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Beautiful Boy2018

Nic looks around the clinic. Continues in a flashback where David asks Nic why he is always in his room.

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Hackers1995

Another song playing at Kate's party. Starts just before Kate goes out on the balcony and continues as Dade checks out her computer.

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Angel - Massive Attack | Song Album Cover Artwork

Angel

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"Angel" is a song by English trip hop group Massive Attack, featuring the vocals and songwriting from Horace Andy. It was released as the third single from their third studio album, Mezzanine (1998), on 13 July 1998. "Angel" peaked at number 30 on the UK Singles Chart. The song is built around a sample of "You Are My Angel" by Horace Andy, which Massive Attack guitarist and producer Neil Davidge discovered while working on the Mezzanine album. In an interview with The Quietus, Davidge recalled that, upon hearing the sample, he "realised that it was something very special... It had such a beau...more

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Snatch2000

When Brad Pitt's caravan is burned

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Firewall2006

First song over the opening credits.

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Smallville • s1e9 • Rogue2001

Faylen talks to Lex at the Talon.

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Good Girls • s2e1 • I'd Rather Be Crafting2018

Beth attempts to choose whether to shoot Rio or Dean after Rio gives her a gun; Rio shoots Dean.

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Inertia Creeps - Massive Attack | Song Album Cover Artwork

Inertia Creeps

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"Inertia Creeps" is a song by English electronic music band Massive Attack, released on 19 October 1998. It was the fourth and final single released off their third album, Mezzanine (1998). The song features vocals from Horace Andy. Although it is considered by critics as one of the best singles on the album, the track did not do well commercially at the time, charting only on the New Zealand Singles Chart. The song's title comes from the physical phenomenon of inertia, which is the tendency of an object to resist changes in its velocity. The lyrics of "Inertia Creeps" explore the idea of bei...more

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Kimi2022

Angela receives a muffled recording of a violent assault and attempts to isolate the audio. [0:41] Angela listens to the recording of the assault again.

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Safe From Harm - Massive Attack | Song Album Cover Artwork

Safe From Harm

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"Safe from Harm" is a song by British trip hop group Massive Attack. It was released as the third single from their 1991 debut album Blue Lines. The song features vocals by Shara Nelson and Robert Del Naja, and its lyrics deal with themes of domestic violence. The track was the first in which the band collaborated with Nelson, who also sang on "Unfinished Sympathy" and "Lately." The bass line is sampled from a Billy Cobham song while the drums were sampled from "Good Old Music" by Funkadelic. The band stated the Martin Scorsese movie Taxi Driver as being a major influence to the song's lyric...more

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Daydreaming - Massive Attack | Song Album Cover Artwork

Daydreaming

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Superpredators - Massive Attack | Song Album Cover Artwork

Superpredators

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The Jackal1997

First song. Opening credits.

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Future Proof - Massive Attack | Song Album Cover Artwork

Future Proof

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Smallville • s3e9 • Asylum2001

Beginning of the episode.

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Red Light Means Go - Massive Attack | Song Album Cover Artwork

Red Light Means Go

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Black Mirror • s1e1 • The National Anthem2011

At the beginning of part four when the prime minister is heading to Bankside Studios by car

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Karmacoma - Massive Attack | Song Album Cover Artwork

Karmacoma

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Big Little Lies • s2e3 • The End of the World2017

Renata storms into Gordan's room as he plays with his toys and gets in an argument with him.

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