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Massive Attack: Mezzanine

Review by Rob Chapman, MOJO, May 1998

Eagerly-anticipated follow-up to 1994’s Protection, 64 minutes of guitar-driven downbeats, featuring the toppermost tonsils of Horace Andy and the angelic ambience of Liz Fraser on ...

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Smith & Mighty and Soul II Soul: Anyone Who Had A Sound

Profile and Interview by Paolo Hewitt, New Musical Express, March 1989

Here PAOLO HEWITT gets on the Voice Beat with SMITH & MIGHTY and SOUL II SOUL. ...

Massive Attack: The Bristol Bunch

Interview by John McCready, Face, The, 1991

MASSIVE ATTACK were part of Bristol's Wild Bunch crew, a posse who pioneered UK hip hop. In 1986 they helped put together ‘The Look Of ...

Massive Attack: Blue Lines (Wild Bunch/Circa)

Review by Dele Fadele, New Musical Express, April 1991

IMMENSE AT WORK ...

Massive Attack: Wild At Heart

Profile and Interview by John Robb, Sounds, April 1991

It's taken three years and a war, but MASSIVE have finally risen to the top of the charts. JOHN ROBB listens to their stunning debut ...

Massive Attack Prepare To Storm The US!

Profile and Interview by Kris Needs, Rockpool, August 1991

The following feature appeared in New York industry magazine-tipsheet Rockpool on the eve of Massive Attack's introduction to the US market, their Blue Lines debut, ...

Massive Attack: Herb Crawlers

Interview by Stephen Dalton, New Musical Express, February 1992

When MASSIVE ATTACK released their debut LP last year, it was hailed as a masterful collage of rap, soul and reggae with a cinematic feel. ...

Massive Attack: Wheeling In The Years

Interview by Jim Arundel, Melody Maker, February 1992

BRITAIN IS CRAP, we decide over lunch in a Bristol restaurant where we're waiting for Massive Attack. The food is cold, the service is virtually ...

Trip Hop Don't Stop: Massive Attack and Portishead

Interview by Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, September 1994

Imagine a cross between ambient and hip-hop. Imagine a Brit version of Cypress Hill or Gravediggaz's spooky Gothic Hop. Imagine the sound of 'bombs exploding ...

Massive Attack: Protection (Circa)

Review by Gavin Martin, Vox, October 1994

Direct Hit ...

Massive Attack: Overland Attack

Interview by David Bennun, Melody Maker, January 1995

Massive Attack made one of the great
 albums of the Nineties with Blue Lines. It took
 them three years to make the equally captivating Protection, ...

Looking for Identities: Massive Attack

Interview by Ben Thompson, Daily Telegraph, May 1998

A STATELY HARPSICHORD looms up out of a gently tapping drumbeat. A piano escorts an exquisite female voice through a bass guitar archway with the ...

Massive Attack: Mezzanine (Virgin)

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Rolling Stone, May 1998

ELDER STATESMEN of the moody dance genre that used to be called trip-hop, Massive Attack like to take their time making albums. So long, indeed, ...

Dark Side of the Spliff: Massive Attack

Interview by Rob Chapman, MOJO, July 1998

"ME AND ANGELO, OUR GUITARIST, got stuck in a save in Padstow," says Massive Attack’s Robert ‘3D’ Del Naja, talking about one particularly eventful sojourn ...

This Must Be The Place: Newport, Bristol, Walthamstow, Colchester: Everybody's Talking About... The True Significance Of Location

Book Excerpt by Ben Thompson, 'Seven Years of Plenty' (Gollancz), October 1998

"A recent article in the New York Times proclaimed Newport as The New Seattle..." Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 13 December, 1996 ...

Massive Attack: 24-Hour Arty People

Interview by Stephen Dalton, New Musical Express, January 2001

Two years and one near implosion later, Massive Attack are back; their new material is ready and everything's as it should be. But what's with ...

Massive Attack Take A Stand

Interview by Stephen Dalton, Scotsman, The, February 2003

3D talks to Stephen Dalton about war, melancholia and the duo's new 100th Window. ...

Massive Attack: Blue Lines

Review by Ben Thompson, Observer Music Monthly, June 2004

FROM THE METROPOLITAN angst of 'Safe from Harm' - "If you hurt what's mine, I'll sure as hell retaliate" - to the insistent shaken bottle-top ...

Massive Attack: Brixton Academy, London

Live Review by Nick Hasted, Independent, The, July 2004

MASSIVE ATTACK have been shaken almost to pieces in recent times. First, one of their central trio – Andrew "Mushroom" Vowles – left for good, ...

The Return of Massive Attack

Profile and Interview by Will Self, Sunday Times, January 2010

SOMEWHERE BACK in the early 1990s, when Britain was dull in a different way, I first heard Massive Attack's Blue Lines. Then in my early ...

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