only one more day until new Portishead!

It seems futile to attempt to parse this statement out any further. Such an exercise would only serve to highlight the inadequacy of mere words to address the magnitude of this event: the first album of new material from this group in eleven very long years.

Of course, it is horribly likely that such anticipation will end in disappointment; what collection of tracks, after all, can stand in the same room with their 1994 debut Dummy, or even with the less staggering but still astonishing Portishead (1997)? But no matter the length against the odds of Third delivering the same degree of excellence as its predecessors in the Portishead catalogue, this is without rival the musical event of the year.

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