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.

SONG
Mysterons
1
5:05
 
Sour Times
2
4:12
 
Strangers
3
3:57
 
It Could Be Sweet
4
4:17
 
Wandering Star
5
4:53
 
It's a Fire
6
3:46
 
Numb
7
3:55
 
Roads
8
5:03
 
Pedestal
9
3:40
 
Biscuit
10
5:02
 
Glory Box
11
5:08
 

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    Numb
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