Collected is a compilation of hits by Massive Attack, the pioneering force behind the rise of trip-hop. It's a showcase of tracks that span over their 15-year career, from Blue Lines (1991) to 100th Window (2003). It also includes a new song, Live with Me. Massive Attack is an innovative group from Bristol, England. It's made up of Robert Del Naja (3D), Grant Marshall (Daddy G) and Andrew Vowles (Mushroom). The band's alluringly dark soundscape fuses trippy beats, reggae, soulful ambience and dub grooves. Their success paved the way for other trip-hop groups, such as Portishead. Even though some of Collected's tracks - such as Unfinished Sympathy, Karmacoma and Sly - are more than a decade old, they still sound fresh and put many of the band's imitators to shame. Other great tracks include Angel, Risingson and Teardrop, which are from the group's ground-breaking third album, Mezzanine. Live With Me features the powerful and sultry vocals of Chicago folk legend Terry Callier. The soulful piece has slow reggae vibes and will leave fans anticipating the band's upcoming album, due for release next year. With the exception of two unimpressive tracks (Butterfly Caught and Future Proof), Collected is a great compilation of Massive Attack's best hits and offers the best of Bristol's trip-hop sounds.