|Studio album by|
|Released||26 September 1994|
|Recorded||Wild Bunch Studios, London|
|Producer||Massive Attack and Nellee Hooper|
|Massive Attack chronology|
Sound[change | change source]
Protection was featured in the top ten of Rolling Stone magazine's 'Coolest Albums of All Time List,' calling it "great music for when you're driving around a city at 4 am," due to the 'chill out' nature of the album. Like most of Massive Attack's albums, the music often forgets about categorisation, ranging from R&B (title track, Sly) to hip hop/rap (Karmacoma, Eurochild) to reggae-tinged synthpop (Spying Glass) to classical-influenced electronica instrumentals (Weather Storm, Heat Miser).
It is the second and last Massive Attack album listed in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.
The track "Karmacoma" featured vocals from Tricky, and the video was directed by Jonathan Glazer. The song also features a sample from the track "Dream Time in Lake Jackson" by The KLF, which can be found 2:00 minutes in.
Track listing[change | change source]
- "Protection" (Vowles/Del Naja/Marshall/Thorn) – 7:51
- "Karmacoma" (Vowles/Del Naja/Marshall/Tricky/Norfolk/Locke) – 5:16
- "Three" (Vowles/Del Naja/Marshall/Hooper/Suwoton) – 3:49
- "Weather Storm" (Vowles/Del Naja/Marshall/Hooper/Armstrong/Harmon/Napoleon/Lloyd /Murray) – 4:59
- "Spying Glass" (Vowles/Del Naja/Marshall/Hooper/Andy) – 5:20
- "Better Things" (Vowles/Del Naja/Marshall/Thorn/Watt/Brown) – 4:13
- "Eurochild" (Vowles/Del Naja/Marshall/Tricky/Norfolk/Locke) – 5:11
- "Sly" (Vowles/Del Naja/Marshall/Hooper/Suwoton/Goldman) – 5:24
- "Heat Miser" (Vowles/Del Naja/Marshall/Hooper/de Vries) – 3:39
- "Light My Fire" (live) (The Doors Cover) – 3:15
References[change | change source]
- "Massive Attack - Cultural Melting Pot (At spliff speed) - Taringa!". taringa.net. Retrieved 21 December 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Protection (album) - eNotes.com Reference". enotes.com. Retrieved 21 December 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)