Portishead - Third (2008)


So Pitchfork's already kicked off the End-Of-Decade frenzy, and I expect to see two dozen threads a day in /mu/ 'til March 2010. So here's my pick for number one, which would probably already have been posted if WFLM existed back then. I'm sure most of you have it, but if you don't what the fuck. Seriously what the fuck. This album is amazing. Well, Nylon Smile and Plastic are both pretty ordinary, and I have no idea why Deep Water is even on there, but after We Carry On I can forgive them for anything. And the last three songs are such a perfect trio, I could just play them all day. The record really rewards multiple listenings; things like the tiny pitch fluctuations in that droning sound on Threads that I just love to death, things that can only come out of eleven goddamn years of seclusion. So yeah, take your Kid A and shove it up your ass. Fuck trip-hop, fuck electronica. In a couple of years all the asshole tastemaker critics will realize this was the best rock album of the decade, and one of the great rock albums of all time.

Download. Comments greatly appreciated, especially if you've already had this album for a while.

11 Responses so far.

  1. Fuck yes, I like to play We Carry On as loud as I possibly can and pretend I'm insane for a few minutes.

  2. Jah says:

    http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj155/jamesY2008/clapping.gif

  3. maiqk says:

    Somehow, i dont like machine gun at all... but i love The Rip...

  4. Pierre says:

    Finally, someone who understands the genius of this awesome band. You are absolutely right when you say "all the asshole tastemaker critics will realize this was the best rock album of the decade, and one of the great rock albums of all time".

    I would add one of the greatest and most innovative bands of all time.

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  6. Rob says:

    Thanks for the reminder. This gem has been dormant in my collection for too long.

  7. Moshi says:

    This just doesn't do it for me, not finding any of these tracks fully enjoyable.

  8. Weston says:

    Is there supposed to be the same 1 sec clip from the first song at the beginning of each track or are they just bad files?

  9. Jesus says:

    bad files i think, i was gonna complain about the same thing. people who have these songs on youtube don't have that part.

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