Articles Tagged 'Massive Attack'

The Great British Songbook #9: ‘Teardrop’

It starts with a simple thought of arresting clarity, especially coming from a singer whose recorded career had largely been spent singing in a made-up language. Elizabeth Fraser, of the Cocteau Twins, coos a delicate “love, love is a verb. Love is a doing word” over a heartbeat bass drum. And the world suddenly spins […]

Anglo For Your Ear: Massive Attack’s “Unfinished Symphony”

Jump in the wayback machine and listen to some vintage Massive: this one’s from 1991, and it was the band’s first major international hit. You get the sense that Moby has spent a large part of his career trying to re-capture the grand-scale sense of melancholy of “Unfinished Symphony,” which features a string orchestra and […]