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Posted on Tuesday, April 2nd 2013 in Editorials by Richard
Tags: media usage, soundtrack, top 10, youtube
It’s cliche to say Massive Attack’s music has got somewhat of a cinematic edge to it. As if its the music to a film that has yet to be made. At least that’s what I keep reading in countless interviews with the band.
And I guess the claim that there is a filmic quality to their music is given alot more credibility when you consider just how many times its been licensed for film and TV. So for this blog post I’m going to be listing some of my favourite uses of Massive Attack’s music in the movies.
Posted on Sunday, February 17th 2013 in Editorials by Richard
Tags: 100th window, anniversary, review
First post of 2013, and I just want to take a moment to remember the fact that 100th Window has reached its 10th anniversary this month since its initial release. So please forgive me if this post gets a bit nostalgic but I just want to share my feelings towards this album and rather or not its stands up when listening to it 10 years on. Now for some needed context…
Posted on Sunday, November 4th 2012 in Editorials by Richard
Tags: angel, cover version, teardrop, unfinished sympathy, youtube
They say imitation is the highest form of flattery.In music terms, that would apply quite aptly to the cover version. Massive Attack have certainly done a number of covers of other bands songs in their time, but as for this post I will be making a top 10 list of my favourite tunes other bands/artists have made out of Massive Attack tunes.
Posted on Monday, July 23rd 2012 in Editorials by Richard
Tags: discography, inertia creeps, itunes, poll, vinyl factory
They say the physical single is dying out. I suppose in this iTunes era, were music can be consumed at the click of a button, that that is probably true. And that is even more truer for bands such as Massive Attack, who for a long time now, have been a self-proclaimed “albums” band.
Posted on Monday, May 28th 2012 in Editorials by Richard
Tags: dot allison, martina topley bird, poll, sara jay, shara nelson, the prodigy
Every band’s got em’. Those songs that are not on any of their albums or singles. Songs that for whatever reason have’nt got any kind of release. Fans may have heard them from the band in question experimenting with it live or having it featured on the soundtrack to whatever.
Massive Attack ain’t no different. They’ve got some pretty listenable tunes, if I do say so, that are’nt anyway to found anywhere in record stores or on iTunes. I’ve picked out ten of them for this poll along with a quick background to the track and what I think is the best sounding audio we have of it to date.
Posted on Saturday, March 17th 2012 in Editorials by Richard
Tags: atlas air, burial, heligoland, splitting the atom, vinyl factory
This is the first in a series of posts were I’ll be looking back at previous Massive Attack releases and giving my own opinion on them along with a rating out of 5. You know, like a real reviewer would. In terms of what I’ll be reviewing it could be anything from the albums, to singles, to obscure b-sides or remixes.