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April 07, 2008

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MEK

Portishead, definitely underrated and copied like you said. I would like to see them regain something. I would also like to see Skeleton Key back on tour. I saw them in Portchester a few times, they blew me away. Puzzled why they never got bigger than they did, also.

jon abbey

that Portishead record is tough to listen to, I didn't make it through and haven't tried again. "tough" in the sense that it's got nothing of the magic that the first one did (and yeah, the second one was very good too, but not in the same, 'carved to perfection, timeless masterpiece' kind of way).

Alex, I know you're an old man who is largely incapable of listening to any band formed in the last ten years, but you should give the record I just put out a shot sometime, the first release on ErstPop (!), The Magic I.D.-till my breath gives out. it's the lead main review in the Wire out this week, and there's maybe a touch of Portishead there. it's a fantastic record, I even put it out on 180g vinyl in addition to CD. here's the Chicago Reader review from last week:

http://www.chicagoreader.com/features/stories/musicreviews/080403/

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