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9 years, 10 months ago at Nov 9 16:41
I've given this album a rating of 4/10 on the basis of the song 'Roads' alone. The rest really didn't impress me. Aside from Roads and the immutable 'Glory Box' (which saturates at least 25% of all adverts every year), there really isn't much on the album that sucks you in.

Nevertheless, this is still regarded as one of the greats. They are a poor mans Massive Attack, and I don't e... read more
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Description: Dummy is the 1994 debut album of the Bristol-based group Portishead. The album earned critical acclaim, winning the 1995 Mercury Music Prize. It is often credited with inventing the sub-genre of trip-hop and is frequently cited in lists of the best albums of the 1990s. Although it achieved modest chart success overseas, it peaked at #2 on the UK Album Chart and saw two of its three singles reach #13. The album was certified gold in 1997 and has sold two million copies in Europe. ... (more)
Manufacturer: Go! Discs
Release date: 17 August 1994
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 0042282855329 UPC: 042282855329
Tags: Electronic (6), Trip Hop (5), 1994 (3), Portishead (2), Downtempo (2), 1990s (1), Mercury Prize Winner (1), Debut Album (1), Abstract (1), 1990's (1), English (1), Bought 2007 (1), Album (1), Electronica (1), Trip-hop (1), Bought-at:mediamarkt (1), UK (1), Triphop (1), Alternative (1)
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