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Portishead Plays "Glory Box"

Listen to this track by scene-solidifying Bristolian trip-hop trio Portishead. It’s “Glory Box”, the closing track to their Mercury Prize-winning 1994 album Dummy. That release set the music press alight with praise even before the band cinched the prize, of course. 765 more words


Portishead's SOS

In today’s “The cover is better that the original”, we chose Portishead’s SOS. The original song is by ABBA.

Why it’s better: We all know that the Swedish group is an iconic pop phenomenon with a lot of catchy and emotional pop songs. 112 more words



waking up slowly

Beth Gibbons – Mysteries


SOS (ABBA cover by Portishead)

This is my second all-time favourite ABBA song. And it is a cover by Portishead. This is all manners of awesome. I love how Portishead really got into the message of the lyrics and re-positioned the music to fit the meaning of the lyrics. 61 more words


Best Covers: Portishead "SOS"

Jo Cox, the Batley and Spen MP who was tragically killed last week, would have been 42 today. In honour of her tireless campaigning in support of refugees, iconic Bristol trip-hop band… 57 more words