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Portishead – Roads (1994)

Classic “trip hop” masterpiece from Portishead’s debut LP “Dummy” released in 1994.

Lots of great stuff in the same vein was around at this time: Massive Attack, DJ Shadow, Tricky, and the classic early releases on the Mo’ Wax label (a wonderful early DJ Shadow track is already posted here).

It all petered out after a couple of years and I lost patience with the second Portishead LP released in 1997. Maybe time to double check this was the right call?

A fantastic live version and then the original track from the LP


  1. Bon.i.well
    July 31, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    First of all this is one of my favourite songs of all time, something which was confirmed to me when I saw them perform it last weekend. Secondly, I am of the rather controversial opinion that Portishead have improved with every album. There’s not much in it, but the second one provides slightly more depth (although probably not as many standout songs) and the third one is even better – much more industrial sound, but still with that fantastic voice – a brilliant comeback after 11 years.


  2. oz yob
    August 26, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    great live track, and a great song


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