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192. Portishead
It isn’t the fact that Portishead has only done three studio albums fourteen years apart that makes them an intriguing Hall of Fame candidate.  It is that Portishead could be the band that can get into the Hall while representing the Trip Hop genre.  Portishead was not he first to perform Trip Hop, but they performed it in an almost eerie, sensual way that made it more accessible and dare we say more interesting.  What might be more important is that unlike Massive Attack (who really started it), Portishead was able to become famous in America, and this is a fact that would put them in above any other Trip Hop acts.

The Bullet Points

  • Eligible Since: Tuesday, 01 January 2019
  • Country of Origin: United Kingdom (Bristol, England)
  • Why they will get in: They are one of the best of the genre of Trip-Hop.
  • Why they won't get in: They are among the best of genre that you can’t assume the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will care about.
  • Essential Albums:

    Dummy (1994)
    Portishead (1997)
    Third (2008)

  • Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee: Numb (From Dummy, 1994)
    Sour Times (From Dummy, 1994)
    Glory Box (From Dummy, 1994)
    Over (From Portishead, 1997)
    Machine Gun (From Third, 2008)

Should Portishead be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 75%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 12.5%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 12.5%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%
Last modified on Wednesday, 01 June 2022 18:18

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