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Danny The Dog


  • 1. Opening Title
    2. Atta' Boy
    3. P Is for Piano
    4. Simple Rules
    5. Polaroid Girl
    6. Sam's Tunes
    7. One Thought at a Time
    8. Confused Images
    9. Red Light Means Go
    10. Collar Stays On
    11. You've Never Had a Dream
    12. Right Way to Hold a Spoon
    13. Everybody's Got a Family
    14. Two Rocks and a Cup of Water
    15. Sweet Is Good
    16. Montage
    17. Everything About You Is New
    18. Dog Obeys, The
    19. Danny the Dog
    20. I Am Home
    21. Academy, The
    22. Baby Boy
    23. Unleash Me
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 8603562

  • Credits
    Producer
    Engineer

    Massive Attack's brooding, atmospheric trip-hop has always had a cinematic quality, so it is no surprise they were tapped by director Louis Leterrier to compose the score for his film DANNY THE DOG (later retitled UNLEASHED). The soundtrack is strictly instrumental, and while longtime fans may miss the group's vocals, the variety and depth of the music more than compensates for this. Unlike the of-a-piece mood of albums like MEZZANINE, DANNY THE DOG is a varied stylistic collage that references techno, industrial, dub, ambient, and film music.
    Cuts like the piano-and-strings duet on "You've Never Had a Dream" or the pulsing, eerie "Opening Title" are sweeping and evocative, perfectly suited to accompanying images on the big screen. The mood veers from delicate and melancholic (the music-box melody of "Two Rocks and a Cup of Water") to aggressive and mesmerizing ("The Dog Obeys," the skittery house rhythms in "Atta Boy"). The musical palette is so broad here, in fact, there is little that recalls the band's earliest work (except perhaps the deep, floating groove of "Polaroid Girl"). DANNY THE DOG may be Massive Attack's most ambitious and intriguing effort, in its dynamic range, coloring, and compelling blend of electronica and film music.

  • Critic Reviews
    Uncut (p.124) - 3 stars out of 5 - "Obsessives will find much meaning herein..."
    Uncut (p.124) - 3 stars out of 5 - "Obsessives will find much meaning herein..."
    CMJ (p.5) - "Massive Attack has developed a much darker, apocalyptic feel to its soundscapes, yet these icy tracks are more dramatic than they are downers."
    CMJ (p.5) - "Massive Attack has developed a much darker, apocalyptic feel to its soundscapes, yet these icy tracks are more dramatic than they are downers."
    Mojo (Publisher) (p.98) - 3 stars out of 5 - "DANNY THE DOG strays across a range of styles: minimal piano-and-drone sequences reminiscent of early '80s Eno, sentimental string sections, grungy acid break-beats and intense, claustrophobic interludes..."
    Mojo (Publisher) (p.98) - 3 stars out of 5 - "DANNY THE DOG strays across a range of styles: minimal piano-and-drone sequences reminiscent of early '80s Eno, sentimental string sections, grungy acid break-beats and intense, claustrophobic interludes..."
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