#45/100 – Massive Attack – Protection

This album slides a bit under the radar and slots between the energy of Blue Lines and the smooth brilliance of Mezzanine, and achieves a lot. It was one of my first introductions to Tracey Thorn of Everything But the Girl, and the intro track on Side A features her beautiful and emotional vocals on Protection. It’s a story of strength and love and changing roles, all over an incredible and simple drum track with a minimal guitar as accompaniment for Tracey.


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