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Old 09-22-2008, 10:50 AM   #61
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How come I've missed this thread before?

Anyway, I love this band. "Dummy" is just absolutely astounding, and "Third" is great, as well. It doesn't strike me the same way Dummy does, but it's still an amazing album.

I need to hear their s/t, as well.
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Old 09-22-2008, 10:53 AM   #62
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Their second album is my favourite, actually. It's more of an album than Dummy (Dummy just sounds like a load of singles to me) and more jazzy than the others.
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Old 09-22-2008, 11:34 AM   #63
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ive only heard three songs from Third album ... im not impressed
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Old 09-22-2008, 09:41 PM   #64
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^Listen to "Dummy".



Just do it.
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Old 09-22-2008, 10:13 PM   #65
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ive only heard three songs from Third album ... im not impressed


Listen to Dummy.
do yourself a favour.
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Old 10-03-2008, 11:24 AM   #66
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Just do it.



ahh, thanks for the advice ... but i own both Dummy and Portishead and have for many years and i LOVE them both equally. Unfortunately i dont think i will be buying Third at all, I dont think im even gonna download it. The handful of songs that ive heard from that album are really ... well ... they're just annoying.

it upsets me because Beth Gibbons has such a great voice, its a pity the album sucks balls.
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Old 10-03-2008, 01:06 PM   #67
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Nooo you're so wrong...it's awesome, just different.
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Old 12-12-2008, 01:01 PM   #68
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How did I manage to miss this?
I have all of their albums, Dummy is still my favorite and I just gave third a second chance. I think it's a grower. I hated it on first listen but there are some truly great moments in it, like the synth solo in machine gun.

I've created a fans group by the way, I'm surprised there wasn't one already. It's in my sig.
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Old 12-12-2008, 01:05 PM   #69
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i have seen them in concert a few times!! if you like portishead also check out
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its a mike patton project with jennifer charles and a few others. also check out

under byen


, they play with full symphony
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Old 12-12-2008, 01:10 PM   #70
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I've created a fans group by the way, I'm surprised there wasn't one already. It's in my sig.
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Old 12-12-2008, 01:26 PM   #71
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Spamming? as far as I know I sent 1.
Just did a search and sent invites to people who posted saying they liked the band.

Sorry if I've offended you in some way, I just thought people might like to know a fans group now existed.
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Old 12-12-2008, 01:47 PM   #72
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Spamming? as far as I know I sent 1.
Just did a search and sent invites to people who posted saying they liked the band.

Sorry if I've offended you in some way, I just thought people might like to know a fans group now existed.

Ah, so that's how you knew. I've officially joined the group, thanks for the invite Sonny_sam.

On topic, I know many Portishead fans will disagree with me, but Third is my favorite Portishead album. As much as I love Dummy, Third was a huge step forward creatively for them.
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Old 12-12-2008, 01:47 PM   #73
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Spamming? as far as I know I sent 1.
Just did a search and sent invites to people who posted saying they liked the band.

Sorry if I've offended you in some way, I just thought people might like to know a fans group now existed.



i was happy to receive my invitation! thank you
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Old 12-12-2008, 08:44 PM   #74
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so the big question here!

has anyone bought the Third special edition pack which is worth like $110 (Australian) which includes the cd, double vinyl, dvds, photo presses and a USB?

I really want it!
and i want to know if it's any good.
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Old 12-12-2008, 11:09 PM   #75
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I have not, but what is the purpose of the USB?
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Old 12-12-2008, 11:19 PM   #76
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It's a Portishead USB that has the whole third album on it.
i'm pretty sure you can use it as a normal USB.
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Old 12-13-2008, 04:14 AM   #77
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On topic, I know many Portishead fans will disagree with me, but Third is my favorite Portishead album. As much as I love Dummy, Third was a huge step forward creatively for them.


I much prefer third to self-titled.
I dunno, self-titled just doesn't seem to do it for me to the same extent as dummy or third. The only song from it I'd say I really like is "Mourning air". Maybe I just need to give the album a couple more listens.

Also, that limited edition box looks awesome, I'm considering treating myself to it for christmas.
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Old 12-13-2008, 05:07 AM   #78
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Thats funny, coz i believe that s/t is their best.

best songs off Dummy are easily
Roads
Glory Box
Its a Fire
Sour Times
Mysterons

Best songs off s/t
Half Day Closing
All Mine
Only You
Over
Mourning Air

actually im not sure if like s/t more or not. I only ever listen to portishead on shuffle so i get REALLY confused which songs are off which album.
They;re both equally good.

Third remains to be EXTREMELY underpar
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Old 12-13-2008, 01:25 PM   #79
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my band does a cover of glory box

i think dummy is an amazing album from start to finish, i've listened to third a couple times but only as background music so i can't really have a proper opinion of it yet
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Old 12-14-2008, 04:07 PM   #80
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I own Dummy and Third. I've never actually heard anything off of the eponymous album, but I do like Dummy. Third is about a B- or C+ on the 'Christgau Scale', in my opinion.
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