11 Songs, 48 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Portishead's debut isn't just one of the best albums to rise from the short-lived trip-hop movement—it's one of the best albums of the '90s, period. Combining languid breakbeats and haunting synths, the album is a downtempo spy novel, evoking dark alleys, loaded glances, and sinister undercurrents. Beth Gibbons sings like a caged bird, resilient yet full of sorrow, and partner-in-crime Geoff Barrow builds beats like a cinematographer composes a frame, deftly balancing light and shadow. This thing will give you chills.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Portishead's debut isn't just one of the best albums to rise from the short-lived trip-hop movement—it's one of the best albums of the '90s, period. Combining languid breakbeats and haunting synths, the album is a downtempo spy novel, evoking dark alleys, loaded glances, and sinister undercurrents. Beth Gibbons sings like a caged bird, resilient yet full of sorrow, and partner-in-crime Geoff Barrow builds beats like a cinematographer composes a frame, deftly balancing light and shadow. This thing will give you chills.

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Ratings and Reviews

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4 Ratings

Shania Hamilton ,

I’m in shock 😩😩💕

Wow I just ran into this group on AHS and thank god because they be making bops 😤🔥🔥 litterally blessed my ear holes.

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