Album review: Massive Attack - 'Heligoland' (Virgin)

Album review: Massive Attack - 'Heligoland'...

It’s hard to think of a band that has more epitomised the power of a collective voice than Massive Attack . Born out of The Wild Bunch, the Bristol soundsystem behind the rap-reggae fusion that infamously became known throughout the world as...

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Massive Attack

Massive Attack

As curators of the Southbank Centre’s annual chinstroke-fest Meltdown, Massive Attack promised an “extension of when we put together the old warehouse parties back in the day”. Er, hello? This is the Royal Festival Hall, not the St Paul’s...

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Massive Attack : Sydney Entertainment Centre

Massive Attack : Sydney Entertainment Centre

2003 hasn't been particularly kind to Robert '3-D' Del Naja. Not only is he at the forefront of the campaign to stop the war, but 'pithy' reviews for Massive Attack 's fourth album '100th Window' and an alleged hot computer mean that it's...

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Massive Attack : Special Cases

Massive Attack : Special Cases

Since their deeply soulful debut album ‘Blue Lines’, Massive Attack ’s records have got progressively whiter. Twelve years on, a Massive Attack album is now the place you go for menacing Gothic basslines and a chilly dose of alienation,...

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Various Artists  :  Blade II OST

Various Artists : Blade II OST

Pairing superstar artists from two ostensibly different genres in order to create thrilling musical hybrids for the soundtracks of sexy sci-fi blockbusters is a naff concept dreamt up by coke-crazed US record execs who consider The Crystal...

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Massive Attack/Mos Def  :  I Against I

Massive Attack/Mos Def : I Against I

The Attack return after a four year absence minus Mushroom but with a one-off collaboration with Mos Def that’s darker than the Gobi Desert at night and heavier than five lunchtime courses at La Gavroche (yes, NME’s punning research budget...

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An Industrial Estate, Modena, Italy

An Industrial Estate, Modena, Italy

Somewhere, a bat squeaks. Clouds are heavy with portent, the air is curdled with doom. Massive Attack , masters of gloom, are playing their penultimate show before retreating into their studio crypt for two years, their legion diminished by...

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Glasgow Barrowlands

Glasgow Barrowlands

Christ, it's like Britpop never happened. From the MANICS ' beautiful sadness to Mansun 's bombastic bluster, from EMBRACE 's steely-eyed anthems to PLACEBO 's sleazy mystique, the new seriousness is becoming infectious. Even the BEASTIE...

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Singles CollectionBox Set

Singles CollectionBox Set

MAYBE Fergie CAME OFF lightly when she tangled with Massive Attack at the MTV Awards . After all, what's a bit of ridicule before the world's media, when the Bristolian grumps could've got really evil, forcing her to listen to the Manic...

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