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Wandering Starsnew

Downtempo visionaries Portishead slip back into focus.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Bill Forman  |  10-27-2011  |  Profiles & Interviews

Music's Wild Ride in 2008new

Campaign songs defined the year:'s "Yes We Can," the McCain Girls' "It's Raining McCain," the crazy Laverne & Shirley theme song updated for Hillary Clinton and the Amigos de Obama's mariachi call to Texas voters, "Viva Obama."
North Bay Bohemian  |  Gabe Meline  |  12-30-2008  |  Music

Portishead is Back and More Depressing than Evernew

As a minimalist distillation of the emotional judo that's the band's specialty, Third is an undeniable coup. Beth Gibbons and company have graduated to a new sophistication, conveying with tiny gestures and rough stabs what used to take them long builds and whole songs.
Chicago Reader  |  Brian Nemtusak  |  05-05-2008  |  Reviews

Last-minute Addition Prince Steals the Show at Coachellanew

Coachella is known for pulling off seemingly impossible reunions of bands like Rage Against the Machine and the Pixies. This year's big thing was supposed to be Portishead, but they were quickly demoted from their headlining spot to make way for Prince, and rightfully so.
East Bay Express  |  Gelu Sulugiuc  |  05-01-2008  |  Music

Portishead Forgets Everything It Knows About Dreadnew

Third feels like an exploratory exercise and a reintroduction rolled into a somewhat flat, frowny package, wrapped in rough burlap. In 2001 or '02 it might have registered as a rudderless junior slump; in 2008, it's just lame.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Raymond Cummings  |  04-29-2008  |  Reviews

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