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Jul 27, 2001
I'm listening to their self-entitled album.

It's really fucking good.



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Dummy (5.00 / 1) (#1)
by samth on Fri Jul 27th, 2001 at 06:32:28 AM PST
I actually like Dummy, their first album, better than Portishead. But their live album kicks the most ass.

And can we agree that anyone with a voice like that has to be damn hot? I knew we could.

No, we can't (3.00 / 2) (#2)
by zikzak on Fri Jul 27th, 2001 at 09:29:46 AM PST
We can agree with your first sentence completely, but not your second. She's not a dog, but she's definitely not hot, either. Just sort of average looking.

Oops (3.00 / 2) (#3)
by zikzak on Fri Jul 27th, 2001 at 09:31:16 AM PST
T'was the third sentence that I took issue with. The second is not to be disputed.

there oughtaa be a law . . . (none / 0) (#12)
by samth on Wed Aug 1st, 2001 at 08:52:43 AM PST
against people having a voice like that and not being hot. Bjork, for example, has as really hot voice, and is hot (see cover picture for 'Violently Happy', IIRC). Even if she does have a kid as old as me.

Portishead (3.00 / 2) (#4)
by sventhatcher on Fri Jul 27th, 2001 at 11:29:19 AM PST
The self-titled one is currently the only that I own as I bought it somewhere around a week ago.

I had been busy this week, and thusly hadn't really got a chance to listen to it all the way through. After doing so, I was properly amazed and astounded.

At some point, rest assured, I'll get the rest of their albums. All two of them. And the fourth when it comes out.

--Sven (now with bonus weblog vanity site! (MLP sold seperately))

Don't hold your breath (3.00 / 2) (#5)
by zikzak on Fri Jul 27th, 2001 at 11:48:41 AM PST
Three years between the first and second studio releases, and 4 years since the last one, plus much rumor of infighting and dissatisfaction amongst members. There may never be a 3rd studio album, although the group still seems to be together, at least in name.

Actually (3.00 / 1) (#6)
by sventhatcher on Fri Jul 27th, 2001 at 11:57:06 AM PST
On every CD release list I can find, it's scheduled to come out this year despite not having a title of distributor.

I assume that means they've at least worked on it, and perhaps it's even in the latter stages of post-production.

I could be wrong though since I've not really poked around for info on it.

--Sven (now with bonus weblog vanity site! (MLP sold seperately))

Hmm (3.00 / 2) (#7)
by sventhatcher on Fri Jul 27th, 2001 at 12:00:45 PM PST
I poked around and apparently in April Portishead hit the studio again in Australia.

--Sven (now with bonus weblog vanity site! (MLP sold seperately))

Wow (3.00 / 1) (#8)
by zikzak on Fri Jul 27th, 2001 at 12:09:00 PM PST
Cool. I've never been happier about being wrong ;)

You should check out Bowery Electric's Lushlife as well. Vaguely similar and almost equally as good.

Many (3.00 / 2) (#9)
by sventhatcher on Fri Jul 27th, 2001 at 12:46:57 PM PST
There are many many things I should check out.

Slowly I shall actually get around to them. =)

--Sven (now with bonus weblog vanity site! (MLP sold seperately))

You're just now figuring this out? (none / 0) (#10)
by suick on Fri Jul 27th, 2001 at 11:31:10 PM PST
The cd's like four years old already. Goddamn.

Excuse me while I go rate all your comments down to one--maybe I'll raise them if you've heard Mogwai's kicking a dead pig or anything Brainiac...but probably not.

c'mon, lower.

Yeah. Yeah. (none / 0) (#11)
by sventhatcher on Sun Jul 29th, 2001 at 01:25:15 AM PST
It's not exactly like Portishead gets a lot of radio play or anything.

I didn't exactly have musically diverse friends back in 1997 either. We're talking "My favorite song is NIN's 'Hurt'." types. I can't conjur the names of good bands out of thin air, or buy everything in the fucking building or anything.

At least I knew I should own OK Computer the second I heard "Paranoid Android".

--Sven (now with bonus weblog vanity site! (MLP sold seperately))


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