100th Window

Label
EMI UK
Release date
28 Aug 2006
Running length
9 tracks
Running time
73:53

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Future Proof 5:38 342,684
2 What Your Soul Sings 6:40 320,435
3 Everywhen 7:39 212,676
4 Special Cases 5:09 228,939
5 Butterfly Caught 7:34 317,671
6 A Prayer For England 5:45 190,150
7 Small Time Shot Away 7:59 133,096
8 Name Taken 7:49 180,223
9 Antistar (Includes Hidden Track 'LP4') 19:40 6,889

About this album

Of Massive Attack’s original core trio, the album only featured Robert Del Naja (3D); Andrew Vowles departed shortly after the release of Mezzanine, and Grant Marshall (Daddy G) was on a sabbatical to raise his young daughter. Released in 2003, it was written and produced by Del Naja and Neil Davidge, and features the vocals from Horace Andy and Sinéad O’Connor, as well as an appearance by Damon Albarn. It is the first album by the band that made no use of samples, and contains none of the jazz or fusion stylings of the band’s earlier recordings.

Work on the album started in early 2000. Massive Attack recruited Lupine Howl (a band made up of ex-members of Spiritualized) for the new album. In a November 2001 interview, Lupine Howl’s lead singer Sean Cook described the sessions as “very experimental … that essentially consisted of kinda minimal loops and noises that were fed to our head phones from the computer up in the control room. Then we would have this sort of extended jam session playing along to them and they would do various things to do the loops. Sometimes they would drop out the loop, sometimes they would start processing it with effects and delays and stuff like that, to try and make it change in various ways and see what that would do in terms of our playing. They also had a strobe light in the live room, which they controlled from the control room. They would kind of put that on and speed it up to dictate the intensity and try to affect the way we played with the lighting.

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  • marigpa

    Omg love at the first listening, this album is like a lite version of their dark, brooding, heavy 'signature' soundscape, also very consistent which is personally not that important to me, but here we have a nice example of successfully and delicately produced consistency.

    18 Jul 4:46pm Reply
  • Azzyk

    If you're listening to this album without proper headphones, you're missing like 80% of it all. What for beautiful record, absolutely awesome in all possible measures. I'm in love with them madly.

    26 Jun 5:58pm Reply
  • lullabyJim

    i liked this album when it came out - never ever have i liked Sinéad until 100th Window

    2 Dec 2013 Reply
  • CarloDeDonno

    Butterly Caught is monumental, and there are other good moments such as Name Taken and Special Cases; but this album has a strange new-age and optimistic vibe that doesn't really appeal me. I prefer dark music.

    15 Sep 2013 Reply
  • adamzZz

    I don't know why but this is my favourite Massive Attack album. I like the fragile and delicate mood of this, plus 'Small Time Shot Away' does the magic for me.

    25 Aug 2013 Reply
  • amseager

    я немного ебал этот альбом

    18 Jul 2013 Reply
  • jae__moon

    cjkisaragi, you disagree with the popular opinion. that is all.

    28 Jun 2013 Reply
  • aki_akamura

    i don't really like massive attack, but this album is amazing.

    2 Jun 2013 Reply
  • rock-star-queen

    Special Cases <3

    17 May 2013 Reply
  • topjim

    My favorite Massive album

    5 May 2013 Reply
  • Enousc

    Masterpiece.

    24 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Davedooo

    Rarely does an album sound this consistent; hidden gold.

    3 Jan 2013 Reply
  • ricegirlsleeps

    This album accompanied me during high school, love it.

    26 Oct 2012 Reply
  • AdamKadmon8

    I really love this one

    19 Oct 2012 Reply
  • mk741

    Considering the universal acclaim Blue Lines receives, the tepid response this received is rather baffling. While it doesn't reach the heights of Mezzanine, Window is definitely the group's most consistent album track by track.

    17 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Neon_Spadezzz

    This one, I think, has to grow on me. I didn't like "Blue Lines" a year ago, and now it's my favorite. I should give it another shot. I enjoy What Your Soul Sings, Butterfly Caught, and Small Time Shot Away. I didn't feel much for the other songs. :/

    8 Jul 2012 Reply
  • b4ngb0y_47

    This is definitely the best album in my music collection. A mindblowing and underrated piece of pure gold.

    4 Jun 2012 Reply
  • digital_rabbit7

    the best album of Massive Attack

    26 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Foggster

    perfection.

    9 Mar 2012 Reply
  • prominence_la

    Glorious album.

    26 Feb 2012 Reply
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