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Founded: 1988

Headquarters: Bristol, UK

Website Link(s): Official Site Massive Attack are an English musical group formed in 1988 in Bristol, England, by Robert "3D" Del Naja, Adrian "Tricky" Thaws, Andrew "Mushroom" Vowles and Grant "Daddy G" Marshall. The band currently consists of Del Naja, Thaws and Marshall, with Shara Nelson and Horace Andy as guest vocalists.

The debut Massive Attack album Blue Lines was released in 1991, with the single "Unfinished Sympathy" reaching the charts and later being voted the 63rd greatest song of all time in a poll by NME.[1] 1998's Mezzanine, containing "Teardrop", and 2003's 100th Window charted in the UK at number one. Both Blue Lines and Mezzanine feature in Rolling Stone '​s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.[2][3]

The group has won numerous music awards throughout their career, including a Brit Award—winning Best British Dance Act, two MTV Europe Music Awards, and two Q Awards.[4][5] They have released five studio albums that have sold over 13 million copies worldwide.[6]




Band Members[]

  • Robert Del Naja
  • Grant Marshall
  • Andrew Vowles
  • Neil Davidge
  • Mos Def
  • Tricky
  • Shara Nelson
  • Nicolette
  • Sara Jay
  • Elizabeth Fraser
  • Sinéad O'Connor
  • Horace Andy
  • Alex Swift
  • Craig Armstrong
  • Dot Allison
  • Mike Patton

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Band Biography[]

Massive Attack (a/k/a Massive, briefly during the first Gulf War), is a reknowned trip-hop group. They're primarily a duo, though they started out as a trio, and they've had many, many collaborations and third members. They don't have a huge discography, but they are still together and putting out records. They're currently working on a new one, Weather Underground, which should be out later this year.



  • Weather Underground
  • Collected
  • Bullet Boy
  • Danny The Dog
  • 100th Window
  • Mezzanine
  • No Protection
  • Protection
  • Blue Lines
  • Singles 90/98


  • Massive Attack
  • Butterfly Caught
  • Karmacoma


  • Live With Me
  • Special Cases
  • Inertia Creeps
  • Angel
  • Teardrop
  • Risingson
  • Protection
  • Sly
  • Hymn Of The Big Wheel
  • Safe From Harm
  • Unfinished Sympathy
  • Daydreaming
  • Any Love

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Further Reading[]

  1. The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time: 63. Massive Attack – 'Unfinished Sympathy' (1991, Virgin). NME. Retrieved on September 17, 2014.
  2. 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: Blue Lines – Massive Attack. Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 18 July 2012. Retrieved on September 17, 2014.
  3. 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: Mezzanine – Massive Attack. Retrieved on September 17, 2014.
  4. Massive Attack: BRITs Profile. Brit Awards. Archived from the original on 8 October 2014. Retrieved on September 17, 2014.
  5. Awards & Features: Massive Attack. Retrieved on September 17, 2014.
  6. Massive Attack: Out Of The Comfort Zone: Melissa Chemam: 9781910089729: Books.