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Protection Massive Attack Album
Protection
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Studio album by
Released26 September 1994 (1994-09-26)
Recorded1993-1994
Studio
  • Wild Bunch Studios (London, England)
  • Massive Attack Studios and Antenna Studios (Bristol, England)
Genre
Length48:57
Label
Producer
Massive Attack chronology
Blue Lines
(1991)
Protection
(1994)
No Protection
(1995)
Singles from Protection
  1. "Sly"
    Released: 17 October 1994 (1994-10-17)
  2. "Protection"
    Released: 9 January 1995 (1995-01-09)
  3. "Karmacoma"
    Released: 20 March 1995 (1995-03-20)

Protection is the second studio album by English electronic music group Massive Attack, released on 26 September 1994 by Circa and Virgin Records.

DJ Mad Professor remixed the album in 1995 under the name No Protection.

Composition

Like most of Massive Attack's albums, the music often defies categorisation, ranging from R&B (title track and "Sly") to hip hop/rap ("Karmacoma" and "Eurochild") to reggae-tinged synthpop ("Spying Glass") to classical-influenced electronica instrumentals ("Weather Storm" and "Heat Miser"). The album follows Blue Lines structurally, to the point that the font used on the cover of the album is the same, Helvetica Heavy Italic.

Tricky again appeared on the album, rapping on the tracks "Karmacoma" (whose video was directed by Jonathan Glazer, and which featured a sample from The KLF's "Dream Time in Lake Jackson" at the 2:00 minute mark) and "Eurochild" (which featured samples from Startled Insects' "Cheetah" and Liquid Liquid's "Lock Groove (In)").

Reception

Paul Evans of Rolling Stone wrote, "Cool, sexy stuff, it smoothly fuses dub, club and soul, grounding its grace in sampled hip-hop beats."[6]

In 2011, Rolling Stone ranked Protection at number 51 on its list of the "100 Best Albums of the Nineties".[10] The album is also listed in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[11]

As of 2010, sales in the United States have exceeded 292,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.[12]

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Protection"7:51
2."Karmacoma"
5:16
3."Three"
3:49
4."Weather Storm"
4:59
5."Spying Glass"
5:20
6."Better Things"
4:13
7."Eurochild"5:11
8."Sly"
5:24
9."Heat Miser"
3:39
10."Light My Fire" (live)3:15
Total length:48:57
Sample credits[13]

Personnel

Charts

Chart (1994-2001) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[14] 15
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[15] 21
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[16] 47
Belgian Alternative Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[17] 46
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[18] 76
French Albums (SNEP)[19] 24
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[20] 63
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[21] 9
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[22] 37
Scottish Albums (OCC)[23] 12
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[24] 14
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[25] 29
UK Albums (OCC)[26] 4
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[27] 19

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
France (SNEP)[28] Gold 286,800[29]*
Netherlands (NVPI)[30] Gold 50,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[31] Gold 25,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[32] 2× Platinum 600,000^
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[33] Platinum 1,000,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References

  1. ^ Bush, John. "Protection - Massive Attack". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (2000). "Massive Attack: Protection". Christgau's Consumer Guide: Albums of the '90s. Macmillan Publishers. ISBN 0-312-24560-2. Retrieved 2011.
  3. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th concise ed.). Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-85712-595-8.
  4. ^ Sullivan, Caroline (30 September 1994). "CD of the week: Massive Attack". The Guardian.
  5. ^ Kessler, Ted (24 September 1994). "Support for All". NME: 49.
  6. ^ a b Evans, Paul (6 April 1995). "Massive Attack: Protection". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 25 October 2007. Retrieved 2014.
  7. ^ Kot, Greg (2004). "Massive Attack". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian. The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. pp. 517-18. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  8. ^ Hall, Matt (October 1994). "Dub Wiser". Select (52): 103.
  9. ^ Martin, Gavin (October 1994). "Direct hit". Vox (128).
  10. ^ "100 Best Albums of the '90s -- Massive Attack, 'Protection'". Rolling Stone. 27 April 2011. Retrieved 2019.
  11. ^ Dimery, Robert, ed. (2010). 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die: Revised and Updated Edition. Universe. ISBN 0-7893-2074-6.
  12. ^ Sexton, Paul (19 February 2010). "Massive Attack Prove New Album Was Worth The Wait". Billboard. Archived from the original on 18 September 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  13. ^ Protection (liner notes). Massive Attack. Wild Bunch Records. 1994. WBRCD 2.
  14. ^ "Australiancharts.com - Massive Attack - Protection". Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  15. ^ "Austriancharts.at - Massive Attack - Protection" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  16. ^ "Ultratop.be - Massive Attack - Protection" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  17. ^ "Ultratop.be - Massive Attack - Protection" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2019.
  18. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl - Massive Attack - Protection" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  19. ^ "Lescharts.com - Massive Attack - Protection". Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  20. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  21. ^ "Charts.org.nz - Massive Attack - Protection". Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  22. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com - Massive Attack - Protection". Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  23. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  24. ^ "Swedishcharts.com - Massive Attack - Protection". Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  25. ^ "Swisscharts.com - Massive Attack - Protection". Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  26. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  27. ^ "Massive Attack Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  28. ^ "French album certifications - Massive Attack - Protection" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique.
  29. ^ "Les Meilleurs Ventes d'Albums "Tout Temps" (33 T. / Cd / Téléchargement)". InfoDisc. Retrieved 2018.
  30. ^ "Dutch album certifications - Massive Attack - Protection" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. Retrieved 2012.Enter Protection in the "Artiest of titel" box.
  31. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Massive Attack; 'Protection')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2012.
  32. ^ "British album certifications - Massive Attack - Protection". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2012.Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Protection in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  33. ^ "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards - 2004". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2012.

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