Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I think it was around this time last year, when spring was teasing us all, that I was listening to Massive Attack quite a bit. They're ideal for the month of March, when the world is bleak and happier days ahead seem (sometimes) imminent. They made some of the best produced music of the 1990s, and with the possible exception of Radiohead, had some of the most expensive looking videos. Here are the opening tracks from their first three albums, which are oddly all about the same thing, in a way.

"Safe From Harm"


Embedding for "Protection" is disabled, but suffice it to say it's maybe their best song, and I don't begin to understand how the one shot (?) video was pulled off.

"Angel"

4 Comments:

Blogger Geoff said...

There's been a post on this blog for each of the past five days! That's what inspired this one, actually.

12:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I listened to "Angel" about five times the other day--after not having listened to MA for many years.

Great song, great album.

2:49 AM  
Blogger aaron said...

idk dude, massive attack hasn't even made one of the 24 most expensive music videos of all time, 15 of which are from the 90's!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most_expensive_music_videos

3:20 AM  
Blogger Geoff said...

True, but I said expensive looking, and the videos on that list just look like crap.

I forgot to mention that Tracey Thorn and Jens Lekman will be collaborating on a cover of the Magnetic Fields' "Yeah Oh Yeah" on a new Merge comp. I haven't been so excited to hear any song ever.

11:13 AM  

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