Protection

Massive Attack - Protection
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
1994 Ratings: #152 / 368
User Score
Based on 114 ratings
1994 Ratings: #56
September 26, 1994 / Release Date
LP / Format
Circa/Virgin / Label
Trip Hop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Sputnikmusic

Upon it's release, Protection solidified Massive Attack's position and status as an innovator in the music scene. Different from most electronic music of their time, Massive Attack managed to be intelligent while being warm and understanding, connecting with their audience on a personal level as well as an intellectual one.

80
NME
Glitches aside, this is a sleek triumph of imagination over sloth. Dim the lights and enjoy.
KingKRoolisBack
76
Pretty good, but what the hell was that last track?

Best Tracks: Protection, Sly, Karmacoma

Worst Track: Light my fire (Live)
josecarloslopes
50
Favorite tracks : PROTECTION, KARMACOMA, THREE and SLY.
Plats
85
It’s inferior album compared to “Blue Lines” and the last two tracks are rather unnecessary in context to the rest of the album (especially that awful Doors cover). But “Protection” is still a well-textured and terrifically-produced trip-hop record that features a solid cast of performers and a move away from the commercial sound of its predecessor.

Fav Tracks: Protection, Karmacoma, Sly, Euro Child, Spying Glass, Three

Least Fav Track: Light My ... read more
PreeMo
50
Massive Attack's second effort solidified my statement that they're way inferior to Portishead...innovators of a whole genre, but honestly overrated af...
85
Excellent
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MISC LISTS

#51/Rolling Stone (1990s)

Track List

  1. Protection
  2. Karmacoma
  3. Three
  4. Weather Storm
  5. Spying Glass
  6. Better Things
  7. Euro Child
  8. Sly
  9. Heat Miser
  10. Light My Fire (Live)
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