500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Portishead, 'Dummy'
419/500

419. Portishead, 'Dummy'

Go! Discs, 1994

Portishead uses some of the same building blocks as fellow Bristol, England trip-hoppers Massive Attack – woozy break beats, jazzy samples, live guitar, girl-singer/guy-programmer dynamic – but Beth Gibbons' brooding, pop-cabaret vocals showed to the world that you could feel real pain over a trip-hop groove.

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