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I've recently discovered them (a week or two ago), i've been watching their live NYC performances. Pretty awesome.

Have they done any callobo's with anyone?
 

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MTP said:
I've recently discovered them (a week or two ago), i've been watching their live NYC performances. Pretty awesome.

Have they done any callobo's with anyone?
Don't think so. I had to look this one up: they did a show where Chuck D showed up and did a freestyle over Machine Gun..
 

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Portishead is one of my favorite alternative bands. Beth Williams has this voice that's like...I can't even explain it. It's so vulnerable, but so sexy.

I also think their influence is spread out more than most people think. We definitely would not have The XX without Portishead, etc.
 

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I re-listened to Third a few weeks ago and, although I'd always really loved the album, I seemed to have missed how superb a track Threads is. It was like discovering a brilliant new song for me, awesome.
 

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Every song on Dummy is amazing. Glory Box is probably my favorite. I need to listen to Portishead (album) and Third some more though.
 

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Anyone who seems to come in contact with their music goes on to pioneer Hip Hop music lol I.e. Outkast and Kanye West
 

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Anyone who seems to come in contact with their music goes on to pioneer Hip Hop music lol I.e. Outkast and Kanye West
Dr. Dre also. I know peeps don't all like Dre here, but it's undeniable that he was a pioneer in hip hop and he has expressed a love of Portishead. So yeah, that theory holds some major water!

I always thought it would be great for someone to spit over Dummy. The beats just drip with soul and character. That's not a shot at Gibbons either, as she sounds angelic all over it.
 

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School me on some Portishead.
They're one of the UK's premier music acts, in my experience often ranked only below Radiohead by a lot of people (myself included). Beth Gibbons has an incredible voice.

This is their most well-known track, from the 1994 album Dummy. The album is pretty seminal but seemingly across a range of styles, which is rare:


This is the lead track from their latest album, 2008's Third. It just bangs, basically. I always think the end bit sounds like the most joyous machine uprising imaginable, haha:

 

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Dr. Dre also. I know peeps don't all like Dre here, but it's undeniable that he was a pioneer in hip hop and he has expressed a love of Portishead. So yeah, that theory holds some major water!

I always thought it would be great for someone to spit over Dummy. The beats just drip with soul and character. That's not a shot at Gibbons either, as she sounds angelic all over it.
You can def hear the influence they had on Outkast. Hopefully I'll be next in that line :D
 
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