Portishead (studio album) by Portishead

Portishead by Portishead
Year: 1997
Overall rank: 994th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 522 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 6 albums by Portishead on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Portishead is Dummy which is ranked number 74 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 17,138.

Portishead album bestography « Higher ranked (329th) This album (994th) Lower ranked (2,605th) »
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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 522 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 78.8/100, a mean average of 77.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.5.

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90/100
From 02/25/2024 11:30
I rate this right up there with their other two albums. This captures a feeling and runs with it to the end. Beth Gibbons has the most haunting, soul crushing voice. Just let it all wash over you until you come out the other side.
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100/100
From 02/03/2024 13:12
This album was/is a once-in-a-blue-moon experience. Innovative , dark , moody ..Not many acts that you can compare with..or that even sound alike. Unique and timeless ....
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75/100
From 09/18/2022 14:53
Good album that I need to explore more.
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40/100
From 01/23/2022 22:45
Over is great, and I love the intro to Half Day Closing, but overall I didn't find the album that special.
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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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85/100
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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