Just finished listening to Portishead's "Third" album. Apart from the song "Rip", which has an uber Plath-like smell to it, the rest weren't worth much attention or, at least, they didn't seem so after three listens...
"If I knew where good songs came from I'd go there more often." Leonard Cohen
"Iíve always held the song in high regard because songs have got me through so many sinks of dishes..." Leonard Cohen
Great, great lost band of early 90s Britpop. Their only LP. Phenomenal.
Last edited by Giselle; April 26, 2012 at 03:03 AM. Reason: album cover image got moved. :-(
Following your recommendation , just had a listen to one of their singles (i.e. "Don't Leave Me"). Certainly wasn't terrible , but phenomenal ? Is there a better song from them you can recommend ?
I know it isn't worth saying but , dear me, I truly hate that album cover...
The album version of Don't Leave Me is one of the best songs off all time. The single is nowhere near as good; it's a totally different take. However, from the album I'd also recommend Shimmy Shammy, Need a Man, and Mexico.