Portishead (studio album) by Portishead

Portishead
Portishead by Portishead
Year: 1997
Overall rank: 994th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 472 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1997 (20th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (193rd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (994th)
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Portishead bestography

Portishead is ranked 3rd best out of 5 albums by Portishead on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Portishead is Dummy which is ranked number 75 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 19,929.

Portishead album bestography « Higher ranked (351st) This album (994th) Lower ranked (2,245th) »
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Portishead track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 472 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.1/100, a mean average of 78.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.4.

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60/100
From 12/16/2020 18:47
With the exception of "Humming", which was really enjoyable, I can't say I get it.
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70/100
From 06/21/2020 02:36
Dark. Creepy. Hypnotic. Distant. Pretty much Portishead in a nutshell. Fitting that this is self titled, because it pretty much encapsulates what these musicians were going for. It is a bit long winded though, a lot of the songs seem to double the length of my complete attention span.
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85/100
From 01/17/2020 18:14
De los albumes de estudio de Portishead, elegería este, pero debo advertir que es un album denso, bastante denso, con un sonido oscuro, pero bello, suena sumamente actual a pesar de los años que han pasado desde que vio la luz (1997). Portishead tiene la gracia que no hay una banda que suena "similar" y eso los hace únicos. En este album vuelcan toda su impronta de Trip-Hop para deleitarnos con 11 canciones únicas en 50 minutos de genialidad sonora!
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85/100
From 08/03/2019 19:11
It's a testament to how great this band is if this is their "worst" album
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95/100
From 09/14/2018 19:17
One of the most haunting albums I've come across. There's really nothing I can think of that has this very specific sound. It's a dark and lovely trip.
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From 07/04/2018 16:23
This my first listen to this album - I've heard a handful of the songs already from their live NYC album, many of which I really like.
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From 06/18/2018 23:44
A dark and delicious successor to "Dummy", reminiscent of the music featured in David Lynch's films. Consistently great throughout.
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100/100
From 08/27/2016 08:09
Uno de esos álbumes que nunca te cansas de escuchar. De hecho, su hipnótico sonido crece más en ti cada vez que lo pones. Me rindo.
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80/100
From 07/11/2016 20:18
Not as great as, dummy, but still a very good album by a band who just haven't released enough albums. Just think of all the greatness we're missing out on. Still, I'm thankful for the three we do have.
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90/100
From 01/07/2016 12:37
This album sounds so eerie and eccentric that I find the tracks highly consistent to each other and congruous with the overall mood. In this regard, it's better than their first one imo, which is why I think of this as their best album. I particularly like the weird accent applied in 'Humming', for it's just so befitting to and accentuating the gothic, dark vibe. On the other hand it might be too much of a melancholic downer, thus quite averse to the taste of many people. Then again I appreciate its unencumbered willingness to embrace the true darkness.
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