If it wasn't for this album, there will be no stronghold for the Trip-Hop Genre. The timing of the album is right, the sound is as fresh as grass, and the whole album itself is flawless and from another world. Henceforth, "Dummy" is a Trip-Hop Masterpiece!
I went into this album with zero expectations. I saw recommendations on the internet and it caught my eye. With the hip-hop like production, and what sounded like 20 angels harmonizing simultaneously, I was swept off my feet. Caught myself head bobbing while the vocals from Beth Gibbons feels like she's reaching into my hollow body, massaging my heart and from time to time gripping it tightly to the point where it's aching and mutilated.
Portishead's debut album is the pinnacle of trip hop. Beth Gibbon's soothing vocals along with the mysterious hip hop production make for some of the most heartbreaking and sexiest music you'll hear.
Favourite tracks: Strangers, Roads, Glory Box