Sweet flibbity jibbity! LastFM has made the new (!) Portishead album available online for your pre-release listening pleasure. DO IT.
Holy crap…it’s been 11 years since Portishead released an album of all new material, and I tell ya… Dummy and their self-titled release have never dropped out of my rotation of awesome in the time since.
So far I’m about halfway through it as of this writing, and I’m certainly digging the low-key / low-down vibe. It’s both new and familiar at the same time. Nice!
Update: Well, that’s that, and I gotta say… were someone to to ask me to sum up this album off the top of my head, it’s like a drunk rhino shuffling a wobbly soft-shoe across a crowded room. You’re gonna get knocked down, and you might as well stay on the floor. Good stuff all around.
If you’re itching for it, Third releases next week.