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Dummy (album) by Portishead 

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Dummy
Dummy by Portishead (1994)
Overall rank: 81st   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 993 votes)
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Accolades: Top 5 albums of 1994 (4th)
Top 20 albums of the 1990s (17th)
Top 100 albums of all time (81st)

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From F1Aaron 01/12/2017 02:50
Whoa, so eerie and ethereal. This record has left a major impression on me. I just have to listen to this album again!
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From antiquusxy 09/29/2016 13:09
So elegant, so chilled and yet it manages to be quietly pioneering in the world of trip-hop. Beautiful vocals from Gibbons. Major props to Portishead for a brilliant debut, I look forward to hearing their other two records.
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From Strangel 08/30/2016 04:13
In this astonishing album Beth Gibbons has managed to tap into the melancholic heartbreak of a neglected Divine Feminine. To have that sensibility alone is a grand feat but to also manage to define a whole genre (trip hop), to go with it, makes this album an absolute classic. This is not background music - instead this album implores you to listen attentively because She has been ignored for far too long.
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From souplipton 08/05/2016 22:13
The smoothest trip-hop album. It has less ambition and musical complexity than it's contemporaries, but it makes up for that with its listen-ability and emotion.
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From garycottier 06/24/2016 19:48
One of the best and unique albums of the nineties. Atmospheric, cinematic, and sexy, Beth Gibbon's and co. create a record combining cocktail jazz and film noir, with a sprinkling of John Barry. Classic.
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From sethmadsen 05/04/2016 02:49
My first experience with Portishead was with PNYC (a live album). So this is the first time I'm heard them not live. I think I like the live album better, which is normally not the case... curious if it's cause that was my first taste?
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From kevinweed7 04/27/2016 07:02
I guess this would be considered the greatest electronically made album of all time on the overall chart. Violator coming in second. Sound of silver, mezzanine, demon days and discovery the others in the top 150 respectively.
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From Finky 12/24/2015 08:42
Hypnotic.
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From Imaybeparanoid 12/22/2015 19:35
An incredibly nice debut.
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