On the surface, isn't all that dissimilar from , but its haunting, foreboding sonic textures make it clear that the group isn't interested in the crossover success of such fellow travelers as. They invented their own kind of virtuosity, one that encompassed musicianship, technology, and aura. A stunning and murky collection of trip hop songs, and one of the only great trip-hop albums that isn't by Massive Attack. Find sources: — · · · · August 2008 Portishead discography Studio albums 3 Live albums 1 Compilation albums 1 Video albums 1 Music videos 11 Singles 10 Remixes 20 The of British group consists of three , one , one , ten and one video album. Better than any album before it, merged the pinpoint-precise productions of the dance world with pop hallmarks like great songwriting and excellent vocal performances.
The album is the subject of a title in Continuum's series of books, published in October 2011. Imitators have come and gone, but no act has reproduced the disquieting magnificence conjured here except Portishead themselves. Log in to vote +3 votes 4 helpful 1 unhelpful Showing all 3 comments Please or if you want to be able to add a comment. Select Platinum in the Certification field. In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian. Then again I appreciate its unencumbered willingness to embrace the true darkness. The end result is an album that reveals more with each listen and becomes more captivating and haunting each time it's played.
The chilling atmospheres conjured by 's excellent guitar work and 's turntables and keyboards prove the perfect foil for , who balances sultriness and melancholia in equal measure. Her voice is electronically phased on most of the tracks, adding layers to the claustrophobic menace of the music. The -based band consists of , and. Let us know what you think of this album by adding a comment or assigning a rating below! Your comment: or to comment on this album. But so very, very sad. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.
Assertive rhythms and quirky production, however, save Portishead from languishing in any cosy retro groove. Overall, a very pleasant listen, and one that I think will get better with time. Australia's Music Charts 1988—2010 pdf ed. The group recoiled from such widespread acclaim and influence, taking three years to deliver its eponymous second album. Archived from on 23 June 2000. Let us know what you think of this artist by adding a comment or assigning a rating below! In this regard, it's better than their first one imo, which is why I think of this as their best album. This album sounds so eerie and eccentric that I find the tracks highly consistent to each other and congruous with the overall mood.
Select albums in the Format field. Your comment: or to comment on this album. But remember what radical departures , and were for their times and make sure you hear this unmissable album. Your rating: or to assign a rating to this band. Occasionally reminiscent of a torchier version of , provides a clear focus for these songs, with and company behind her laying down one of the best full-length productions ever heard in the dance world.
Log in to vote 0 votes 1 helpful 1 unhelpful Showing latest 10 comments Please or if you want to be able to add a comment. There is nothing kitschy about them either. The best album by Portishead is which is ranked number 81 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 28,788. Your comment: or to comment on this band. This article needs additional citations for. But it's the manner in which the pieces come together that makes Dummy special to this day. There are no tracks on here that I would even consider skipping, and it is tracklisted very well.
Log in to vote 0 votes 0 helpful 0 unhelpful Showing latest 10 comments Please or if you want to be able to add a comment. Instead they manage yet another — very smart — rebirth of cool. Your rating: or to assign a rating to this album. Roads is the clear high point for me; such a beautiful song. Another highlight that appears to be fairly underappreciated is Its A Fire.
On the other hand it might be too much of a melancholic downer, thus quite averse to the taste of many people. It uses string orchestration in the most gentle yet powerful way. Worldwide, the album had sold 3. The cover is a still image of vocalist Beth Gibbons taken from —the short film that the band created—for which the self-composed soundtrack earned the band its record contract. It is driven by one of the more compelling melodies on the album, done over a serene organ progression. The sonics on would make it an impressive follow-up, but what seals its success is the remarkable songwriting.
Upon repeated plays, the subtle differences between the two albums become clear. Let us know what you think of this album by adding a comment or assigning a rating below! Most of us waver hopelessly between emotional timidity and temerity the whole of our lives and Dummy marks out that territory perfectly. C15 — Included on ' list of the Top 10 Albums Of '94. But from another these are avant garde ambient moonscapes of a ferociously experimental nature. Where previous acts like had attracted dance heads in the main, crossed over to an American, alternative audience, connecting with the legion of angst-ridden indie fans as well.