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iPod song of the week – Portishead

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On January 21, 2007
At 6:30 pm
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Today’s song is dark, yet cool and breezy. Yes, remember trip-hop? Actually, Tricky was my favorite but maybe we’ll get to him some other time. Instead, we have this song, full of pathos yet so chilly it drips icicle water on you as you listen. Stylish and elegant, atmospheric and moody, that was Portishead. And this song sounded like the soundtrack to a spy film, partially because it’s based on a Lalo Schifrin sample from Mission: Impossible. But it’s the beats and the bleak vocal that add the magic.

Portishead – Sour Times