- Dummy

Portishead - Dummy
CRITIC SCORE
90
Based on 6 reviews
1994 Rank: #7 / 27
USER SCORE
91
Based on
171 ratings

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Aug 8, 2015
GareBear90
100
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!
Nov 14, 2015
EMR
92
Possibly the best, most complete and consistent trip-hop album to ever be released, Dummy is a landmark not only for the genre, but in popular music History as well. Beth Gibbon's vocals sound as angelic and soothing as one could hope for, always well accompained by the band's creative and flexible production quality that only gets better as the album progress. Every track on this record has a delightful and seductive atmosphere that is slow-burning, but infectious, and the whole experience, ... read more
Sep 22, 2015
hemyge
97
Fav tracks: Strangers, Numb, Roads, Glory Box
Aug 7, 2015
ryu
91
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.
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DETAILS

October 17, 1994 / Release Date
LP / Format
Go! Beat / Label
Portishead, Adrian Utley / Producer
Trip Hop / Genres
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Track List
  1. Mysterons 
  2. Sour Times 
  3. Strangers 
  4. It Could Be Sweet 
  5. Wandering Star 
  6. It's A Fire 
  7. Numb 
  8. Roads 
  9. Pedestal 
  10. Biscuit 
  11. Glory Box
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