Massive Attack

Formed 1987.
Massive Attack


Massive Attack is an English musical group formed in 1988 in Bristol, consisting of Robert "3D" Del Naja and Grant "Daddy G" Marshall. 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 charted in the UK at number 1. Both Blue Lines and Mezzanine feature in Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

The group has won numerous music awards throughout their career, including a Brit Award—winning Best British Dance Act, two MTV Europe Music Awards, and two Q Awards. They have released 5 studio albums that have sold over 11 million copies worldwide.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Heligoland

    Heligoland 2010

    Reviewed by Jaime Gill
    They remain one of our most fascinating, extraordinary bands.
  2. Review of Collected

    Collected 2006

    Reviewed by Jack Smith
    This is a compilation to cherish - one where you can leave the skip button untouched.
  3. Review of Unleashed: Original Soundtrack

    Unleashed: Original Soundtrack 2005

    Reviewed by Morag Reavley sounds truly contemporary and devoid of the usual soundtrack clichés.
  4. Review of 100th Window

    100th Window 2003

    Reviewed by Andy Puleston
    Disappointing fourth studio album from the supposed musical innovators. Full of...
  5. Review of Mezzanine

    Mezzanine 1998

    Reviewed by Chris Jones
    It's the dark heart of their back catalogue.
  6. Review of Blue Lines

    Blue Lines 1991

    Reviewed by Mike Diver
    The band's landmark debut remains a classic 20 years since its release.
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