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140. Massive Attack

Top 5 Albums from Last.FM

  • Mezzanine

  • Blue Lines

  • Heligoland

  • Collected

  • 100th Window

Though they may have despised the term “Trip Hop”, there is little doubt that the English duo which comprised England’s Massive Attack was the originator of that genre.  With a Hip Hop, Soul, Dub mix a hypnotic Dance sound was created that was amongst the most influential of its time.  The Trip Hop sound exploded through the 90’s and its effect is widely heard in lounges and clubs today.  Their influence is undeniable but the question is whether or not the Hall feels that the music they pioneered is worthy of their establishment. 

The Bullet Points:
Previous Rank:

Eligible Since:
The 2015 Vote

Country of Origin:
United Kingdom (Bristol, England)

Why They Will Get In:
They helped create a genre.

Why They Won’t Get In:
That is a genre that the Rock Hall may not feel any urgency to take care of.

Nominated In:

Essential Albums:
Blue Lines (1991)
Protection (1994)
Mezzanine (1998)
100th Window (2003)

Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee:
Unfinished Symphony (From Blue Lines, 1991)
Safe From Harm (From Blue Lines, 1991)
Karmacoma (From Protection, 1995)
Teardrop (From Mezzanine, 1998)
Inertia Creeps (From Mezzanine, 1998)

Should Massive Attack be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 35.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 28.6%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 28.6%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 7.1%
Last modified on Tuesday, 25 July 2017 18:42

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