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The Best Bands Like Massive Attack  

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Looking for more artists and DJs like Massive Attack? These pioneers of the trip hop genre are a massively successful act that reached enormous highs in 1998 with their third studio album Mezzanine, which contained songs like "Inertia Creeps" and "Teardrop."   Let's rank the best artists similar to Massive Attack, with the help of your votes.

People often compare Massive Attack to the band Portishead, another majorly influential trip hop group that utilizes the eerily beautiful voice of Beth Gibbons. Although Portishead seemingly called it quits in 1999, they reformed in 2005 and have been going strong ever since. Other DJs and bands similar to Massive Attack include DJ Shadow, Tricky, and Thievery Corporation, a D.C. duo made up by Eric Hilton and Rob Garza.

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Portishead is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bands Like Massive Attack
Portishead are an English band formed in 1991 in Bristol. They are named after the nearby town of the same name, eight miles west of Bristol. Portishead consists of Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons, ...more
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Tricky is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bands Like Massive Attack
Tricky is an English musician, rapper, and actor. A native of Bristol, England, he began his career as an early collaborator with Massive Attack before embarking on a solo career in 1992. He ...more
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Thievery Corporation is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bands Like Massive Attack
Thievery Corporation is a Washington, D.C. based recording artist and DJ collective consisting of Rob Garza, Eric Hilton, and their supporting artists Rob Myers, Loulou Ghelichkhani, Frank ...more
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Unkle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands Like Massive Attack
Unkle are a British musical outfit founded in 1994 by school friends James Lavelle and Tim Goldsworthy. Originally categorized as trip hop, the group once included producer DJ Shadow and have ...more
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DJ Shadow is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands Like Massive Attack
Joshua Paul "Josh" Davis, better known by his stage name DJ Shadow, is an American music producer and DJ. He is a prominent figure in the development of instrumental hip hop and first ...more
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Zero 7 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bands Like Massive Attack
Zero 7 is a British musical duo consisting of Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker. The group members began their musical careers as studio engineers and in 1997 formed the group Zero 7. Their debut ...more
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Death in Vegas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands Like Massive Attack
Death in Vegas is a psychedelic rock band from London, England founded by Richard Fearless. Influenced by a wide range of musical genres including psychedelic rock, electronica, krautrock, dub ...more
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Air is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands Like Massive Attack
Air is a French music duo from Versailles, France, consisting of Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel. Air's critically acclaimed debut album, Moon Safari, including the track "Sexy ...more
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Sneaker Pimps is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands Like Massive Attack
Sneaker Pimps were a British trip-hop band formed in Hartlepool, England, in 1994. They are best known for their first album, Becoming X, and particularly the singles "6 Underground", ...more
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Morcheeba is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands Like Massive Attack
Morcheeba is a British band, consisting of Skye Edwards and the brothers Paul and Ross Godfrey. They mix influences from trip hop, rock, adult contemporary, folk-rock and downtempo. They have ...more
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Hooverphonic is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands Like Massive Attack
Hooverphonic is a Belgian band that formed in October 1995. Though early on categorized as a trip hop group, they quickly expanded their sound to the point where they could no longer be ...more
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Röyksopp is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bands Like Massive Attack
Röyksopp are a Norwegian electronic music duo from Tromsø, formed in 1998. Since their inception, the band has consisted of Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland. Berge and ...more
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Goldfrapp is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands Like Massive Attack
Goldfrapp is an English indie pop duo from London, formed in 1999. The duo consists of Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory. Despite favourable reviews and a short-listing for the Mercury Prize, ...more
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Lamb is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands Like Massive Attack
Lamb is an English electronic music duo from Manchester, whose music is influenced by trip hop, drum and bass and jazz. The duo consists of producer Andy Barlow and singer-songwriter Lou Rhodes. ...more
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Gorillaz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands Like Massive Attack
Gorillaz are an English virtual band created in 1998 by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett. The band consists of four animated members: 2D, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle and Russel Hobbs. These members are ...more
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Bonobo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands Like Massive Attack
Simon Green, known by his stage name Bonobo, is a British musician, producer and DJ. Green has recorded and performed solo DJ sets under the name Barakas, and together with Robert Luis from Tru ...more
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Moloko is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands Like Massive Attack
Moloko were an English-Irish music duo from Sheffield, England. The duo consisted of Róisín Murphy from Arklow, Ireland and Mark Brydon, from Sunderland, England.
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The Cinematic Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands Like Massive Attack
The Cinematic Orchestra is a British nu-jazz and electronic music group, created in 1999 by Jason Swinscoe. The group is signed to independent record label Ninja Tune. In addition to Swinscoe, ...more
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Kruder & Dorfmeister is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands Like Massive Attack
Kruder & Dorfmeister, named after members Peter Kruder and Richard Dorfmeister, is an Austrian duo most known for their downtempo-dub remixes of pop, hip-hop and drum and bass songs.
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Nightmares on Wax is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands Like Massive Attack
George Evelyn, is a DJ and electronic music composer from Leeds, England. His music is released on Warp Records and was one of the first releases on the label. Evelyn got his start in the music ...more
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Waldeck is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands Like Massive Attack
Waldeck
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Funki Porcini is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands Like Massive Attack
Funki Porcini is musician and film maker, James Braddell, from England. His music is a combination of Downtempo, Breakbeat and Jazz with elements of Hip hop, Drum and bass, sampling and ...more
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Faithless is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands Like Massive Attack
Faithless is a British electronica band consisting of Maxi Jazz, Sister Bliss and Rollo. The group is best known for their dance songs. Faithless recorded six albums. During their career they ...more
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Archive is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands Like Massive Attack
Archive is a musical group based in London, England, whose music spans electronic, trip-hop, avant-garde, post-rock and progressive rock. Over their twenty-year history, the band has released ...more
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Blockhead is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands Like Massive Attack
James Anthony "Tony" Simon, better known by his stage name Blockhead, is an American hip hop producer based in Manhattan, New York. Aside from his solo efforts released on the Ninja ...more