Their atmospheric take on hip hop and R&B, with elements of soul, funk, jazz and electronica, was an exciting new sound in the late '80s and early '90s. They pioneered the genre now known as trip hop and quickly became hugely influential all around the world.
Few electronic acts are held in such high regard as the Bristol-bred outfit. If they had never released their five studio albums, some of today’s great artists may never have gone down the musical paths they chose.
Massive Attack are more than a band, they made us rethink how music can be created, and redefined what a band could be.