Portishead – We Carry On

God, I used to hate Portishead. They were everywhere in the mid-90s, their particular brand of jazz loungey trip-hop finding favour with all manner of Guardian-reading, coffee-tabled, dinner-partied dullards who thought that Dummy was the last word on alternative rock.

This, however, from their stunning Third album, is something else. Although a bit of a steal from Silver Apples’ ‘Oscillations & Seagreen Serenades’, its menace, drama and intensity lift it far above mere ‘homage’.

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