500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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

Portishead, 'Dummy'

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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