Third (studio album) by Portishead

Third
Third by Portishead
Year: 2008
Release date: 2008-04-28
Overall rank: 355th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 712 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 2008 (4th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 2000s (61st)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (355th)
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Portishead bestography

Third is ranked 2nd best out of 5 albums by Portishead on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Portishead is Dummy which is ranked number 77 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 19,746.

Portishead album bestography « Higher ranked (77th) This album (355th) Lower ranked (957th) »
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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: 86 (129 votes)Comments: 0
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Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 712 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 81.2/100, a mean average of 79.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.8.

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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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65/100
From 07/08/2019 17:16
Really good album, not as good as Dummy, but better than the s/t.

Favorites: Hunter, The Rip, We Carry On, Machine Gun.
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From 04/08/2019 04:21
I love this album so damn much. Easily my favorite of theirs.
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95/100
From 09/14/2018 20:24
First listen I'm like yes it's pretty good but now it might be my favorite Portishead album. Definitely one of those bands that I wish made more music. Probably the best comeback album put out by any band.
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From 08/20/2017 22:36
This is a very heavy album. Approach with caution.
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85/100
From 05/26/2017 16:23
very nice journey of listening by a wonderful album and band!
although i think that the first half is much better than the second....
after Deep Waters, there is no song that really captivates me.
but after all great album and surely a great comeback!
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65/100
From 03/09/2017 17:29
Having recently listened to 'Dummy' and thought it was absolutely fantastic and original, I have to say this album was mildly disappointing. It's not bad but it just didn't have the same effect.
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From 07/03/2016 11:20
An excellent return. A slightly more darker and industrial sounding album from Portishead. It's certainly up there with, dummy, and is proof that this band still has something to offer.
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