Third – Portishead – 2008

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Album Third by Portishead
Album Third by Portishead

Third is the title of the third studio album by the English band Portishead, released in 2008 by Island Records in the UK and Mercury Records in the US.

It was their first album in eleven years, following their 1997 self-titled album and their 1998 live album Roseland NYC Live. Third marked a departure from the trip hop sound that Portishead had popularised in the 1990s, and incorporated influences from various genres such as experimental rock, electronica, psychedelic rock and krautrock. The album was co-produced by Portishead members Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons and Adrian Utley, who experimented with different instruments and techniques in their Bristol studios.

The album received critical acclaim and was named one of the best albums of 2008 by several publications. It also entered the top ten of several countries’ music charts and was certified gold in the UK.

Whether you love it or find it challenging, Third stands as a testament to Portishead’s artistic evolution and willingness to take risks. It’s an album that rewards repeated listens and continues to be analyzed and discussed by music lovers today.

The album Third by Portishead, released in 2008, features the following personnel:

  • Geoff Barrow: arrangements, keyboards
  • Beth Gibbons: vocals, guitar
  • Adrian Utley: guitars
  • Charlotte Nicholls: guest, cello
  • Wendy Bertram: guest, bassoon
  • Team Brick: guest, clarinet and vocals
  • David Poore: guest, vocals

This is a great album that showcases the band’s experimental and diverse sound. It was praised by critics and fans alike as one of the best albums of 2008.

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