Portishead - Dummy

NME.COM feature on Portishead - Dummy album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.

Release date: 15 February 2010

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Portishead - Dummy: Wikipedia Album Entry

Dummy is the 1994 debut album of the Bristol-based group Portishead. It reached #2 on the UK Album Chart and #79 on the Billboard 200 chart, going gold in 1997.

Building on the promise of their earlier EP—"Numb"—it helped to cement the reputation of Bristol as the capital of Trip hop, a nascent genre which was then often referred to simply as "the Bristol sound".The cover is a still of Gibbons from the short film that the band created—To Kill a Dead Man—which originally got them signed due to their self composed soundtrack.

In addition to the already released "Numb", the album spawned two further singles: the UK #13 hit (on re-release) "Glory Box" and "Sour Times", which reached the same position, also on re-release.

On 3 December 2008, Universal Music Japan released Dummy and Portishead as limited SHM-CD versions.

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