Editors' Notes Portishead’s Geoff Barrow hates the “trip-hop” tag that’s stuck fast to his band since this outstanding debut. You can see his point: a record as compellingly discomfiting as Dummy seems at odds with a movement that spawned multiple chill-out albums. Its noir, precisely layered sound—tranquilized hip-hop beats, haunted strings, and tortured guitar lines—is given soul by Beth Gibbons’s voice. Bruised, elegant, and confessional, she suggests a faded actress spilling her heart into a dressing room mirror on the exquisitely sad “Sour Times” and “Glory Box”.

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Mysterons
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5:05
 
Sour Times
2
4:12
 
Strangers
3
3:57
 
It Could Be Sweet
4
4:17
 
Wandering Star
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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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