It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.

Please ensure you are using the latest Flash Player.


If you are unable or do not wish to upgrade your Flash Player,
please try a different browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
More Info
No Thanks
Your Pandora One trial will expire shortly.
Restore
Close
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
Upgrade Now
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
More Info
No Thanks
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
 Upgrade  sign up   |   help   |  
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

Free personalized radio that
plays the music you love

Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this
Also listening to:

Massive Attack

One of the most innovative and influential groups of their generation, Massive Attack's hypnotic sound -- a darkly sensual and cinematic fusion of hip-hop rhythms, soulful melodies, dub grooves, and choice samples -- informed decades worth of acclaimed dance and rock artists including Portishead, Beth Orton, Radiohead, TV on the Radio, and Tricky, a Massive Attack alumnus.

Their history dates back to 1983 and the formation of the Wild Bunch, one of the earliest and most successful sound system/DJ collectives to arrive on the U.K. music scene. Renowned for their seamless integration of a wide range of musical styles, from punk to reggae to R&B, the group's parties quickly became can't-miss events for the Bristol club crowd, and at the peak of their popularity they drew crowds so enormous that the local live music scene essentially ground to a halt.

When the Wild Bunch folded during the mid-'80s, two of its members -- Andrew "Mushroom" Vowles and Grant "Daddy G" Marshall -- teamed with local graffiti artist 3D (born Robert del Naja) to form Massive Attack in 1987. Another Wild Bunch alum, Nellee Hooper, split his time between the new group and his other project, Soul II Soul. The group's first single, "Daydreaming," appeared in 1990, featuring the sultry vocals of singer Shara Nelson and raps by Tricky, another one-time Wild Bunch collaborator. The classic "Unfinished Sympathy" followed, as did another compelling effort, "Safe from Harm." Finally, in 1991 Massive Attack issued their debut LP, Blue Lines. While by no means a huge commercial success, the record was met with major critical praise, and was dubbed an instant classic in many quarters. Nelson, featured on many of the album's most memorable tracks, exited for a solo career soon after, and the group then changed its name to simply "Massive" to avoid any implication of approval for the U.N.'s policy toward Iraq.

After a three-year layoff, Massive Attack -- their full name now properly reinstated -- resurfaced with Protection. Again working with Hooper and Tricky, they also brought into the fold vocalist Nicolette, as well as Everything But the Girl's Tracey Thorn. Three singles -- "Karmacoma," "Sly," and the title track -- were released from the LP, which was also remixed in its entirety by Mad Professor and issued as No Protection. A lengthy tour followed, and over the next several years, Massive Attack's solo work was primarily confined to remixes for artists including Garbage. They also worked with Madonna on a track for a Marvin Gaye tribute album. Finally, to promote their appearance at the annual Glastonbury music festival, the group issued the EP Risingson during the summer of 1997.

The third full-length Massive Attack effort, Mezzanine, appeared in mid-1998. In addition to reggae singer Horace Andy making his third consecutive LP appearance with the group, vocal chores were handled by the Cocteau Twins' Elizabeth Fraser and newcomer Sara Jay. Mezzanine became a hit among critics, clubs, and the college crowds, spinning successful singles such as "Teardrop" and "Inertia Creeps." The album topped the U.K. chart and crossed into the Top 60 of the Billboard 200 in the U.S. A tour of America and Europe followed, but Vowles left the band after disagreeing with the artistic direction of Mezzanine. Del Naja and Marshall continued as a duo, later working with the likes of David Bowie and the Dandy Warhols, but Marshall later took a leave of absence to raise his family; producer Neil Davidge took up the slack.

In February 2003, after a five-year wait, Massive Attack released their fourth album, 100th Window, including collaborations with mainstay Horace Andy as well as Sinéad O'Connor. Danny the Dog, released in 2004, marked the group's entry into film score work and, perhaps unsurprisingly, often sounded much more like incidental background music than a typical Massive Attack release. From there, Del Naja and Davidge scored a handful of other films -- In Prison My Whole Life, Battle in Seattle, and Trouble the Water, for which they earned an Oscar nomination -- but their work was credited to their real names or the pseudonym 100 Suns rather than Massive Attack. The fifth Massive Attack album, Heligoland, released in 2010, featured collaborations with Horace Andy, TV on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe, Elbow's Guy Garvey, and Martina Topley-Bird. The group returned with new music in 2016, working with Roots Manuva, Young Fathers, and Tricky on the Ritual Spirit EP. ~ Jason Ankeny
full bio

Selected Discography

x

Track List: Heligoland

1. Pray For Rain

2. Babel

3. Splitting The Atom

4. Girl I Love You

5. Psyche

6. Flat Of The Blade

7. Paradise Circus

8. Rush Minute

9. Saturday Come Slow

10. Atlas Air

x

Track List: Collected (Special Edition)

Disc 1

1. Safe From Harm

2. Karmacoma

3. Angel

4. Teardrop

5. Inertia Creeps

6. Protection

7. Butterfly Caught

8. Unfinished Sympathy

9. Risingson

10. What Your Soul Sings

11. Future Proof

12. Five Man Army

13. Sly

14. Live With Me

Disc 2

1. False Flags

2. Incantations

3. Silent Spring

5. Black Melt

6. Joy Luck Club

7. Small Time Shoot 'Em Up

8. I Against I

10. Danny The Dog

Disc 3
x

Track List: Unleashed: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

1. Opening Title

2. Atta' Boy

3. P Is For Piano

4. Simple Rules

5. Polaroid Girl

6. Sam

7. One Thought At A Time

8. Confused Images

9. Red Light Means Go

10. Collar Stays On

11. You've Never Had A Dream

12. Right Way To Hold A Spoon

13. Everybody's Got A Family

14. Two Rocks And A Cup Of Water

15. Sweet Is Good

16. Montage

17. Everything About You Is New

18. The Dog Obeys

19. Danny The Dog

20. I Am Home

21. The Academy

22. Baby Boy

23. Unleash Me

x

Track List: Danny The Dog Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

1. Opening Title

2. Atta Boy

3. P Is For Piano

4. Simple Rules

5. Polaroid Girl

6. Sam

7. One Thought At A Time

8. Confused Images

9. Red Light Means Go

10. Collar Stays On

11. You've Never Had A Dream

12. Right Way To Hold A Spoon

13. Everybody's Got A Family

14. Two Rocks And A Cup Of Water

15. Sweet Is Good

16. Montage

17. Everything About You Is New

18. The Dog Obeys

19. Danny The Dog

20. I Am Home

21. The Academy

x

Track List: 100th Window

1. Future Proof

2. What Your Soul Sings

3. Everywhen

4. Special Cases

5. Butterfly Caught

6. A Prayer For England

7. Small Time Shot Away

8. Name Taken

x

Track List: Mezzanine

1. Angel

2. Risingson

3. Teardrop

4. Inertia Creeps

5. Exchange

6. Dissolved Girl

7. Man Next Door

8. Black Milk

9. Mezzanine

10. Group Four

11. (Exchange)

x

Track List: Protection

1. Protection

2. Karmacoma

3. Three

4. Weather Storm

5. Spying Glass

6. Better Things

7. Eurochild

8. Sly

9. Heat Miser

10. Light My Fire (Live)

x

Track List: Blue Lines

1. Safe From Harm

2. One Love

3. Blue Lines

4. Be Thankful For What You've Got

5. Five Man Army

6. Unfinished Sympathy

7. Daydreaming

8. Lately

9. Hymn Of The Big Wheel

x

Track List: Splitting The Atom (Radio Single)

1. Splitting The Atom

Comments

Report as inappropriate
jiverson21
Love hearing Teardrop on HOUSE, M.D.
Report as inappropriate
Sublime:)
Report as inappropriate
Hell ya. Good music to make love to!
Report as inappropriate
Absolutely brilliant!
Report as inappropriate
mmmmm in love ... soul fly will always love you
Report as inappropriate
Oh look! It's the House theme song
Report as inappropriate
Heligoland features their best track to date Paradise Circus with vocals by Mazzy Star's sultry female vocalist Hope Sandoval.
Report as inappropriate
Just chilling smooth for a Friday night
Report as inappropriate
Smoothing luv it. Feels like Im in another place....
Report as inappropriate
Have no new Trip-Hop artists emerged since '08?
Report as inappropriate
One day, I will poison myself listening to your songs. It will be a sweet demise.
Report as inappropriate
Theme to "House"...
Report as inappropriate
OR is it House? I don't remember.
Report as inappropriate
CIA shows anyone??
Report as inappropriate
The video for this made me kinda sad
Report as inappropriate
I never saw Danny the Dog, but the sound track is great.
Report as inappropriate
House!!!!! Loved that show
Report as inappropriate
You have violated this hallowed place, chainposter.
Report as inappropriate
NO IT DOESN'T YOU LIAR!!!
Report as inappropriate
Bloop
Report as inappropriate
House!!!
Report as inappropriate
✋ ( high-five )
Report as inappropriate
This, I mean
I like this better
Report as inappropriate
I thought for the longest time that Jose's teardrop was original. I found this looking for that. I like it much better.
Report as inappropriate
Love the drama in this song
Report as inappropriate
what genre is this even? i dont know but i always liked these guys
Report as inappropriate
coachgl1
Unfinished Sympathy is old school bliss...
Report as inappropriate
These guys are without equal, the best if the best in this genre, truly second to none!
Report as inappropriate
it's the theme song for house
Report as inappropriate
Isn't their track teardrop the theme song for some cbs crime show?? I recognize it from somewhere
Report as inappropriate
Can always return to the astonishing depth of this music. Many years now...
Report as inappropriate
coolest..
Report as inappropriate
scorlies
I KNEW I KNEW HER!!!!! LOVE Tracey Thorn's voice.
Report as inappropriate
MEANINGLESSL Y ATTACHED¿?��
Report as inappropriate
Check out the SOUNDTRACK from
SLIVER
Super hot grooves
0:o ¥
Report as inappropriate
I love this album it hits me deep inside!
Report as inappropriate
With me all ways
Report as inappropriate
do a Pandora channel on Durutti Column. You not only get Vini's genius playing, but Massive A, Lush, Cocteaus, Lanterna, and more dreamy toons to work, create and live by.
Report as inappropriate
Massive attack always makes me feel like everything is gonna be alright. Love the dreamy feel they give me
Report as inappropriate
Showing more love
Report as inappropriate
I miss trip hop... But this song always makes me think of House (TV not the music)
Report as inappropriate
found it on PANDORA very impressed!!
Report as inappropriate
After all these years, still holds the position as my favorite band of all time.
Report as inappropriate
#EBTG
Report as inappropriate
EBTG!!!!
Report as inappropriate
544rvb. 8st8k gij76bn mmm 8oppoulo
Report as inappropriate
I like it.
Report as inappropriate
They ruined that show like they usually do, I used to watch it until they made it a sk*** show and turned him into a crack head that should have died but instead rides into the sun set unscathed with his dieing friend. that's Hollywood though.
Report as inappropriate
"MASSIVE ATTACK" IS LITERALLY AWESOME. THIS SONG "TEARDROP" WAS ON THE SHOW CALLED "HOUSE" MY MOM USED TO WATCH IT ALL THE TIME ANYONE REMEMBER THIS SHOW?. ANYWAY I LUV THIS BAND.THIS SINGER REALLY IS AMAZING FOR THIS SONG.I ALSO LUV THE MUSIC ITSELF IS REALLY UNIQUE.��
Report as inappropriate
Love yall!!!!!
Show more

Don't have a Pandora account? Sign up

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

It looks like your browser does not support modern SSL/TLS. Please upgrade your browser.

If you need help, please email: pandora-support@pandora.com.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[69, 116, 122, 65, 82, 90, 90, 85, 116, 90, 124, 101, 83, 102, 107, 113, 95, 111, 119, 97, 77, 92, 71, 119, 64, 64, 115, 85, 67, 119, 113, 99, 70, 84, 73, 70, 97, 102, 88, 77, 105, 113, 69, 98, 110, 89, 127, 66, 88, 69, 65, 106, 89, 105, 119, 101, 115, 79, 70, 107, 82, 119, 96, 91, 101, 89, 102, 66, 81, 124, 104, 116, 104, 101, 85, 110, 69, 127, 114, 110, 65, 105, 115, 101, 109, 94, 67, 113, 83, 66, 66, 114, 109, 121, 111, 120, 93, 67, 89, 125, 96, 115, 79, 80, 67, 107, 95, 71, 87, 123, 123, 109, 69, 106, 127, 71, 93, 77, 118, 89, 68, 100, 75, 104, 113, 92, 86, 87, 106, 115, 127, 110, 77, 92, 113, 91, 125, 73, 115, 78, 100, 70, 73, 66, 74, 122, 104, 75, 77, 65, 79, 109, 127, 93, 102, 76, 76, 104, 68, 64, 103, 91, 119, 126, 100, 70, 70, 82, 87, 104, 100, 112, 65, 80, 83, 81, 88, 89, 107, 82, 91, 65, 91, 75, 88, 101, 108, 98, 105, 74, 95, 101, 109, 109, 115, 122, 120, 83, 114, 99, 127, 118, 121, 80, 110, 101, 104, 82, 94, 82, 94, 120, 127, 107, 111, 66, 75, 78, 102, 77, 89, 109, 86, 92, 94, 103, 75, 94, 71, 89, 84, 80, 87, 94, 76, 76, 85, 66, 108, 77, 100, 90, 105, 91, 104, 118, 114, 64, 93, 69, 93, 70, 67, 78, 98, 93, 110, 88, 125, 93, 123, 83, 109, 112, 98, 81, 64, 66, 126, 102, 76, 117, 92, 73, 115, 102, 71, 80, 80, 105, 64, 91, 82, 119, 82, 96, 100, 67, 90, 71, 118, 116, 109, 109, 76, 104, 127, 107, 97, 114, 109, 92, 97, 67, 91, 112, 101, 124, 103, 96, 125, 126, 77, 85, 116, 115, 99, 111, 107, 77, 92, 82, 122, 123, 115, 78, 71, 125, 86, 95, 80, 101, 125, 124, 77, 117, 117, 75, 105, 117, 104, 98, 92, 101, 71, 126, 110, 67, 122, 88, 83, 97, 70, 106, 92, 76, 115, 65, 127, 102, 75, 76, 102, 100, 96, 96, 68, 83, 73, 81, 126, 113, 73, 106, 116, 69, 112, 124, 125, 99, 110, 123, 91, 90, 104, 74, 86, 91, 71, 104, 116, 111, 101, 72, 95, 126, 92, 91, 76, 81, 90, 93, 66, 66, 83, 69, 86, 68, 96, 109, 98, 73, 103, 69, 69, 69, 83, 80, 112, 104, 99, 68, 87, 98, 124, 100, 123, 95, 109, 95, 111, 117, 109, 117, 83, 115, 90, 119, 70, 84, 123, 67, 84, 93, 68, 111, 114, 122, 106, 72, 68, 106, 72, 67, 121, 127, 94, 95, 102, 108, 98, 96, 100, 96, 110, 107, 108, 85, 87, 93, 85, 104, 98, 107, 76, 64, 98, 90, 74, 93, 79, 95, 86, 73, 65, 109, 119, 117, 115, 81, 90, 124, 104, 109, 100, 86, 83, 101, 84, 117, 92, 114, 126, 119, 126, 112, 89, 125, 69, 101, 95, 120]