In other words, this works great for drugs sex. For my thirteen-song sex mix, that takes all of this and condenses it into one experience — go here. Something of a swan song for the band, Avalon was as cool as sharkskin and pastels, almost too smooth for its own good. Once the Massive Attacks and Portisheads were washed away with the millenial mess of music, people were shagging to Matchbox 20 and Creed, and it might as well have been the end of the world. Massive Attack — Mezzanine ; Virgin They had helped create the trip-hop genre on Blue Lines and given it a coating of sad on Protection, but on their third album in the collective led by 3D and Daddy G blended subtle beats with minor keys and wailing guitar. I mean, this is some serious cum-then-kill-yourself kind of material, and unless you regularly practice sexual nihilism, you might want to take this in small doses. Curtis Mayfield and Isaac Hayes were pegged for greatness with soundtracks and sprawling conceptual funk; Barry White always seemed on the edge of outsized caricature. From there the soundtrack mines the best variations of sweltering pornotastic tunes, plumbing the depths of every brand of audio erotica. Anyone can make a mixtape or an iTunes playlist for the next date you bring home, and we wanted artists whose work could stand alone. But enough with the negotiation and foreplay…time to get down and dirty. This album will make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck. Dummy feels like setting to music the journals of someone sleeping with James Bond or, at worst, The Most Interesting Man in the World , negotiating apprehension in their absence and satisfaction in their presence. But take a look at it- try out a few of these albums, or their best tracks, and drop a comment. Deny me then feed me. Sex is story is soundtrack. Their debut established dreamy, idealized sonic beds for lounging, listening, and loving.