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on 6 January 2004
This might be my favourite album in the world. It's really unusual, and was one of the ground-breaking albums that triggered the trip-hop and chillout sounds that have recently appeared. Beth sings her tongue-twisting, interesting lyrics with deep expression and melody, over music bursting with complex magic. It's more accessible and less dark than 'Portishead', having a perfect balance of playful, sweet songs and heart-wrenchingly emotional ones.
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on 15 December 2015
so the jobseekers queue DOES have some uses! Portishead met up thanks to an enterprising DWP adviser putting them in touch with each other, so the rumour has it.
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on 29 May 2013
This is a great album, which has Portishead's better known tracks. This CD was of excellent quality despite being a used item. a must for any Portishead fans!!
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on 21 November 2016
A love or hate group. And I loved this album. Nothing like the rest of the music industry. No soft pop group with soft love songs that are sugar sweet.
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on 31 December 2002
This 1994 "Mercury Prize" winner is the orginal "trip hop" album that has had dozens of imitators, but this where the chill out spacey sound started. The year it was released there was nothing like it around to my knownledge, this is why it caused such a sensation.
Mixing samples from old soundtrack albums with the smoke infused vocals of "Beth Gibbons", she sings like a "torch" singer whose parents just died, the emotion that you can hear is really scary but in a way you want to hear more, the samples on the last track "Glory Box" from the old tv show shown on the BBC the German version of Robinson Crusoe are just superb what an audio wizard Geoff Barrow is. This is a must have in any music fan collection "ESSENTIAL".......
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on 27 February 2014
This Portishead classic is way ahead of its time and a timeless classic. Unique sound. May make a number of listens if you are not already familiar.
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on 30 June 2014
One of the contenders for best Albums of the 1990s, and its not hard to see why, a sexy evocative album brilliantly produced and put together.
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on 11 February 2013
Had this album a while ago but lost it, originally on cassette tape. Loved the album and searched for the CD again. Still a great album.
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on 20 December 2003
This has got to be one of the most legendary records of the past decade. Let it be clearly stated here : anyone who is not moved by this masterpiece has no soul. That a mere mortal like me dare write words to comment on this record is practically a sacrilege. I cannot find the words to describe this music. Dark, Sad, Strange, Magnificent. You just have to hear Beth sing to understand. Life is not worth living unless you own this record. Well, I hope I have managed to give you an idea of just how much I love it. And get their second album while you're at it.
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on 5 May 2014
Saw this at a bargain price and sampled some tracks, then bought the album - great way to discover bands that had passed you by earlier.
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