New Portishead Album - Third - is Out!

Trip hop isn't dead... the album overall feels quite experimental, but certain songs, like "Hunter" below, manage to cling to a certain noir movie soundtrack aesthetic that really makes the Portishead sound for me.

 

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Hunter by Portishead(download)

 

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02_-_Hunter.mp3 (7,654 KB)
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Digable Planets got it going on

 

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Rebirth Of Slick by Digable Planets(download)

 

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r92_067_-_Digable_Planets_.mp3 (4,082 KB)
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Will they reminisce over you?

Another classic for your speakers...

 

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They Reminisce Over You (T. R. O by Pete Rock & C. L. Smooth(download)

 

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Death of the guidebook: lost in a cutthroat world

Excerpt:

I spent a very pleasurable evening over beers in China with a fellow guidebook writer perhaps a year ago. We swapped amusing guidebook disaster stories for hours to the horror of a group of backpackers who shared the bar with us. Finally, he confided in me how, on one particular rush job for a guidebook publisher I won't name, he briefly visited a large lake in the far north of China. "I wrote in the book, 'Nice lake, take a walk around it,' " he told me. "Problem was, half of it turned out to be in North Korea, and the first person who did, ended up in prison."

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