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.
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%