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Splitting the Atom

Splitting the Atom is an EP by Massive Attack. It was released as a download on 4 October 2009,[1] and on vinyl (limited to 1,000 copies worldwide) on 19 October 2009.[3] The EP contains four new songs, two of which are remixes and all of which contain guest vocalists.

Splitting the Atom
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Released4 October 2009[1]
Massive Attack chronology
Splitting the Atom
Professional ratings
Review scores
Pitchfork Media(4.4/10)[2]

The title track features guest vocals by Horace Andy and keyboards by Damon Albarn and was premiered on BBC Radio 1 on 25 August 2009. [4] The track is featured on the band's fifth album Heligoland. "Bulletproof Love" also appears on the album under the name "Flat of the Blade."[citation needed]

The "Splitting the Atom" track appears on the soundtrack of FIFA 11, and was used as the opening theme song of the HBO series Luck.

Track listingEdit

1."Splitting the Atom" (featuring Horace Andy)5:13
2."Pray for Rain" (featuring Tunde Adebimpe)6:42
3."Bulletproof Love (Van Rivers & The Subliminal Kid Remix)" (featuring Guy Garvey)6:41
4."Psyche (Flash Treatment)" (remixed by Christoffer Berg, featuring Martina Topley-Bird)3:48


  1. ^ a b "Massive Attack - Splitting The Atom - MP3 Downloads". 7digital. Retrieved 8 October 2009.
  2. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  3. ^ "Massive Attack 'Splitting the Atom'". The Vinyl Factory. Retrieved 26 October 2009.
  4. ^ Splitting The Atom Songfacts