Dummy (studio album) by Portishead

Dummy by Portishead
Year: 1994
Overall rank: 82nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 1,586 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1994 (4th)
Award Top 20 albums of the 1990s (15th)
Award Top 100 albums of all time (82nd)
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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 85 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Rating: 90 (363 votes)Comments: 3
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Rating: 84 (273 votes)Comments: 3
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Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 1,586 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 84.2/100, a mean average of 83.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 84.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.8.

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Rating:  
90/100
From 09/29/2022 00:43
Jazzy and atmospheric. Very, very good album.
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From 09/03/2022 21:15
Fantastic album for sure but they honestly got better with each album. That's just me though.
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65/100
From 08/31/2022 03:40
Has its moments
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75/100
From 06/30/2022 15:45
Pretty, then dull.
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Rating:  
85/100
From 03/10/2022 18:21
Oh god, this gets better with each listen.
Glory BOX !. Any movie ending with that song could earn an Oscar.
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40/100
From 02/11/2022 18:48
A little bit overrated for me - I find the album a bit samey. Roads and Sour Times are great songs though, Glory Box is good too.
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90/100
From 12/03/2021 06:11
Masterpiece. I love this album so so much and would recommend it to everyone ! Definite magical moments throughout. The BEST
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90/100
From 10/29/2021 21:33
This record is sensational. One of the best parts for me is the vocal. It sounds so classy yet also modern and fresh at the same time and the delivery on some of the lyrics for the choruses are just stunning. Then you get to the beats, which are masterfully crafted and create this rich atmosphere which they maintain for the full run time. Furthermore, they also deliver huge songs which are real standout tracks such as Mysterons, Sour Times, Roads and Glory Box. This album is tough to fault but I do agree with the opinion that some tracks are a bit weaker and could be cut and that would put the album right among the greatest ever. Overall, this record blows me away and it really leads the line for the Trip Hop genre.
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From 09/23/2021 14:05
Buen disco para crear una atmósfera tranquila.
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From 02/03/2021 18:15
Je trouve cette album quasi parfait
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