"Never get to say much, never get to talk. Tell us a little bit, but not too much"

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Dummy (album) by Portishead

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Dummy
Dummy by Portishead (1994)
Overall rank: 81st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 1,316 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 5 albums of 1994 (4th)
Award Top 20 albums of the 1990s (17th)
Award Top 100 albums of all time (81st)

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Portishead bestography

Dummy is ranked as the best album by Portishead.

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Dummy track list

Overall chart historyOverall chart history The tracks on this album have an average rating of 85 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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1.Mysterons
 87/100 (250 votes)
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2.Track pickSour Times
 90/100 (298 votes)
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3.Strangers
 84/100 (219 votes)
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4.It Could Be Sweet
 82/100 (218 votes)
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5.Wandering Star
 85/100 (241 votes)
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6.Numb
 83/100 (221 votes)
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7.Track pickRoads
 90/100 (275 votes)
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8.Pedestal
 81/100 (200 votes)
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9.Biscuit
 81/100 (200 votes)
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10.Track pickGlory Box
 91/100 (313 votes)
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Dummy rankings

Dummy ratings

Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 1,316 votes)
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85/100
Mais uma pérola dos abençoados anos 90 no rock!
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From hitch
Beth Gibbons knows how I'm going to die and will only tell me in riddles
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85/100
I really don't know, It is a strange album, like, someone help me, but this is so good!
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85/100
From Goliath
I don't usually go for the electronic stuff, but this album is amazing, never heard anything like it back in 1994. One of the best debut albums.
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90/100
Every song is a home run.
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85/100
It's A Fire is favourite track from this album. Shame it's not listed here, but I can't listen to the album without that one included.
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80/100
Beth Gibbons is the one of the best vocalists of all time-great emotionally compelling albums must listen and digest fully before you die.
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95/100
For me every track is hauntingly spellbinding. The single Glory Box was my introduction to the band - but for me there are no weak tracks here, so definitely a favourite. [side note: on my cd just 10 tracks "It's A Fire" missing.]
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85/100
From JulianR
A stunning and murky collection of trip hop songs, and one of the only great trip-hop albums that isn't by Massive Attack. Roads is the clear high point for me; such a beautiful song. It uses string orchestration in the most gentle yet powerful way. Another highlight that appears to be fairly underappreciated is Its A Fire. It is driven by one of the more compelling melodies on the album, done over a serene organ progression.

There are no tracks on here that I would even consider skipping, and it is tracklisted very well. Overall, a very pleasant listen, and one that I think will get better with time.

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