Third (studio album) by Portishead

Third by Portishead
Year: 2008
Release date: 2008-04-28
Overall rank: 345th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 784 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 2008 (4th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 2000s (55th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (345th)
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Portishead bestography

Third is ranked 2nd best out of 6 albums by Portishead on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Portishead is Dummy which is ranked number 81 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 17,739.

Portishead album bestography « Higher ranked (81st) This album (345th) Lower ranked (1,043rd) »
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Third track list

  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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Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 784 votes)
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11/12/2022 12:18 Heathcliff  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 9595/100
 
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10/20/2022 03:36 Exist-en-ciel  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 78976/100

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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 80.6/100, a mean average of 79.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.1.

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From 09/29/2022 00:46
Not for everyone. I can see that. But for me , this might be their best album.
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60/100
From 07/25/2022 20:26
Difficult to engage with; ultimately pretty dull.
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75/100
From 01/28/2022 13:58
Good for wrist slicing. Dark as hell
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25/100
From 01/08/2022 11:49
The Rip and Machine Gun are highlights, but the rest of the album was hard work.
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80/100
From 08/25/2021 23:43
Mais experimentalistas, valeu a pena!
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90/100
From 08/08/2021 12:18
Portishead's take on Tago Mago.
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95/100
From 02/19/2021 02:10
Such a savage and even traumatic album. Love the Krautrock vibes.
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65/100
From 12/16/2020 18:45
For me their only accessible album.
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90/100
From 08/31/2020 11:13
Fav. Tracks: The Rip, We Carry On, Deep Water, Machine Gun, Threads.
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From 11/18/2019 21:43
One of the most criminally underrated albums ever
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