Portishead

Portishead

Portishead

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  • Roads

    Jul 2014 • 1 song

  • The Rip

    Jun 2008 • 2 songs

  • Third

    Jan 2008 • 11 songs

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Portishead

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Portishead may not have invented trip-hop, but they were among the first to popularize it, particularly in America. Taking their cue from the slow, elastic beats that dominated Massive Attack's Blue Lines and adding elements of cool jazz, acid house, and soundtrack music, Portishead created an atmospheric, alluringly dark sound. The group wasn't as avant-garde as Tricky, nor as tied to dance traditions as Massive Attack; instead, it wrote evocative pseudo-cabaret pop songs that subverted their conventional structures with experimental productions and rhythms of trip-hop. As a ...
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