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Portishead — The Rip
Album: Third
Avg rating:
7.4

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Total ratings: 2383









Released: 2008
Length: 4:26
Plays (last 30 days): 1
As she walks in the room, scented and tall
Hesitating once more
And as I take on myself and the bitterness I felt
Realize that love flows

Wild white horses, they will take me away
And the tenderness I feel will send the dark underneath
Will I follow?

Through the glory of life, I will scatter on the floor
Disappointed and sore
And in my thoughts I have bled for the riddles I've been fed
Another line moves over

Wild white horses, they will take me away
And the tenderness I feel will send the dark underneath
Will I follow?

Wild white horses, they will take me away
And the tenderness I feel will send the dark underneath
Will I follow?
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oh.... so.... sleepy....
 Dj_Yonke wrote:
Una de las mejores canciones de este milenio

 

enorme tu gif
 keno wrote:
 DaidyBoy wrote:

You might be right there, friend.  This gets a firm PSD from me, yet I love their earlier stuff.  More R.I.P. than Rip.
 What's a PSD?

 
Sorry, this is what the Skip button used to be called - Play Something Different...
 westslope wrote:
So the earlier albums were better.

 

Where to start?


 

I concur, huge fan of their earlier work and I traded this CD in back in the day.  But as often happens, I didn't give it enough chance at the time.  This is decent
Una de las mejores canciones de este milenio

 Krist wrote:

Starting from 'Dummy', you dummy! Then 'Portishead', both godlike, this 'Third' cannot charm me
 
Will definitely have a listen.  Thanks Krist.
 DaidyBoy wrote:

You might be right there, friend.  This gets a firm PSD from me, yet I love their earlier stuff.  More R.I.P. than Rip.
 What's a PSD?

superb
 Pilsenaaa wrote:
White horseswere ridden long ago by Gino VANNELLI ? Am i right?
 
You might be right there, friend.  This gets a firm PSD from me, yet I love their earlier stuff.  More R.I.P. than Rip.
Last part of this song reminds me a lot of Radiohead
White horseswere ridden long ago by Gino VANNELLI ? Am i right?
I can't believe the Rock and Groovy channels are gone.
 westslope wrote:
So the earlier albums were better.

 

Where to start?


 
Starting from 'Dummy', you dummy! Then 'Portishead', both godlike, this 'Third' cannot charm me
 eveliko wrote:
Why play those guitar chords intentionally badly?
 

Are you the artistic director for Portishead now?
really like that one and how it slowly progresses
Why play those guitar chords intentionally badly?
Stunning, different, transporting... I'd like to have lunch with them.
 DrLex wrote:
I guess this is the only song from this album that has held up until now. The opening track was also half decent. For the rest of the album, you can find my extensive review if you scroll down to the first comments on this song.
 
Agree, but this is a real good-un, innit?
 fredriley wrote:

It's a district of the city of Bristol, in the Southwest of England.
 
Two tickets to Bristol?
Nah........doesn't work nearly as well as
Two pickets to Titsburgh.


 DrLex wrote:
I guess this is the only song from this album that has held up until now. The opening track was also half decent. For the rest of the album, you can find my extensive review if you scroll down to the first comments on this song.

 
Why would I want to do that?
I guess this is the only song from this album that has held up until now. The opening track was also half decent. For the rest of the album, you can find my extensive review if you scroll down to the first comments on this song.
Theremin FTW, is all I can say
 ziggytrix wrote:

I was so disappointed with that CD.  This song is so brilliant, but half the songs on the album are just, well, I hesitate to say "very very bad" but they just aren't good.

 
Ziggy, me thinks that you are being kind and generous.  :-)  
The 30-second vocal note is a bit ridiculous, plus it kind of kills the groove.  Not a big fan of this song.
When did Tori Amos join Portishead?
Their third album should be banished from existence...
 westslope wrote:
please kill me

Vandal:  Just go to a Donald Trump rally and yell:  "I am a MUSLIM!  I am a MUSLIM!"  

 

Or enter a mosque and yell: "I am GAY, I am GAY!"


Great track.
 westslope wrote:
please kill me

Vandal:  Just go to a Donald Trump rally and yell:  "I am a MUSLIM!  I am a MUSLIM!"  

Love it.  Thank you.

 


Very slow start so give it a while before you thumb psd 
 westslope wrote:
please kill me

Vandal:  Just go to a Donald Trump rally and yell:  "I am a MUSLIM!  I am a MUSLIM!"  

 Happened last week.  The woman was very disappointed that she was 
treated with respect. Piss on your racist narrative
please kill me

Vandal:  Just go to a Donald Trump rally and yell:  "I am a MUSLIM!  I am a MUSLIM!"  
This sucks
Id like to hear the extended 12" remix version.   8
8>9
9 to 10 rating with this listen.  
 kcar wrote:

Think you mean:

Gif from the movie  

Actually, I like this. You need to calm down, Stingray.

{#Wave} 

 
actually that was calm for old Stingy. The shockers are when Stingy actually likes a tune {#Roflol}
It is just awesome

Could hear this song Live. That is so great! 
*mute*

every time. 

which seems to be a lot on RP...

and it still plays in my head for 3 days, despite only hearing the intro.
Not good by their standards, or anyone else's
Love when RP exercises its variety. 
 Stingray wrote:
NO, NO AND NOOOO!!!

 
Think you mean:

Gif from the movie "Ratatouille": "Nope-ity Nope. No." 

Actually, I like this. You need to calm down, Stingray.

{#Wave} 
Up from 7 to 9, decided it's haunting and a real earworm too.
 westslope wrote:
I adore this song.  Have it rated at 10.  

But the rest of the CD leaves me rather cold. Stopped listening to it a while back.

I'm good with ambient electronica, down tempo, some trip-hop, etc.   Is there another Portishead CD I should maybe sample?

 
Definitely "Dummy." I couldn't get into this one either, kinda bored with it after awhile. It's been 14 year between the two - wonder if that had an impact on it. 
 westslope wrote:
I adore this song.  Have it rated at 10.  

But the rest of the CD leaves me rather cold. Stopped listening to it a while back.

I'm good with ambient electronica, down tempo, some trip-hop, etc.   Is there another Portishead CD I should maybe sample?

 
I, too, am not the biggest fan of their 3rd album, but the first 2 (Portishead and Dummy) are fantastic! And they did a live DVD at the Roseland called PNYC in which you can watch Beth chain-smoke as she belts out the wonderful zombie-fied trip-hop...
 westslope wrote:
I adore this song.  Have it rated at 10.  

But the rest of the CD leaves me rather cold. Stopped listening to it a while back.

I'm good with ambient electronica, down tempo, some trip-hop, etc.   Is there another Portishead CD I should maybe sample?

 
Do you know Cinematic Orchestra? Or Zero 7? About Portishead...all CDs are incredible!
I adore this song.  Have it rated at 10.  

But the rest of the CD leaves me rather cold. Stopped listening to it a while back.

I'm good with ambient electronica, down tempo, some trip-hop, etc.   Is there another Portishead CD I should maybe sample?
This song is so amazing...the depres vibe....Beth Gibbons is one of the greatest crooner of all time.
 saloutwest wrote:
How can you not get Portishead? listen to more triphop, Bill needs to play some Tricky already.

 
AbsoLUTELY! Tricky is definitely a missing on RP.
{#Bananapiano}{#Bananapiano}{#Bananapiano} "Outstanding" on all counts
Really like this. Very similar sound to Beth Gibbons' solo album. Great stuff.
GoldPhonicPortisFrappHooverHead! {#Dancingbanana_2}
I just got this album on Vinyl, can't wait for a quiet evening to blast this! 10.
 saloutwest wrote:
How can you not get Portishead? listen to more triphop, Bill needs to play some Tricky already.

 
Oh yes.
Massive Attack and then this?  I work deal with that.

Weird album as a whole though.  Dark for sure and a clear departure from the first two.  I have to respect the shift away from angst into something more mature especially since it managed to lose none of the edge at all. 
 Jazbo wrote:
love the rise midway....solid 7..

 
That's a touch miserly... it's a clean 8
love the rise midway....solid 7..

 nekobaso wrote:
This song gives me the shivers every time I hear it !
 
Pareil pour moi
Same here...


definitely belong to the "Oh Yesss" family.
i was trying to guess what could come after that.
"Mysteries" , (Beth too) would be a good choice.
thanks Bill
Don't listen to this whilst playing Slender.
 westslope wrote:

Love this song but find the CD rather mediocre.

 
I was so disappointed with that CD.  This song is so brilliant, but half the songs on the album are just, well, I hesitate to say "very very bad" but they just aren't good.
This song gives me the shivers every time I hear it !
I think this thing is brilliant. I don't know why, I just do.
...yes,yes and yeeeeeeeeees.....
Loving this, absolutely loving.  I'm trippin at work.
How can you not get Portishead? listen to more triphop, Bill needs to play some Tricky already.
NO, NO AND NOOOO!!!
 hbs47 wrote:
I don't "get" this group.
 
Haaa... - I share your view!
 sirdroseph wrote:


Nailed it, feel the same way.
 
Horrible song by a great live-band, I say!
 Blastcat900 wrote:
Bad song by a good group... she does sound like she is feeling something ?  I'm not. Oh, here comes the completely repetitive solo. Yawn.
 

Nailed it, feel the same way.
 stunix wrote:
like it alot, ok its seemingly simple but you gotta give em kudos for producing what is essentially a 3 chord wonder of the modern age.
 
Reminds me of how Todd Rundgren used to incorporate one of those Casiotone toys into his music. 
 vandal wrote:
please kill me

 
It would help if we knew where you were arriving... make it that little bit easier {#Nyah}
like it alot, ok its seemingly simple but you gotta give em kudos for producing what is essentially a 3 chord wonder of the modern age.
I'm extremely fond of this song, allthough I can't say that it has ever made me feel any better:-)

I can 'feel it'.

Funny to read the negative comments though.

 

Love this song but find the CD rather mediocre.


For those who aren't feeling this song, I can attest that they pull off an amazing version of it live.

It was stunning.
 BubbaGoose wrote:
you guys play this when you need to free up bandwidth, don't you?
 
{#Lol}  Good one....
Oh this is bad.  Ouch to my ears....
Bad song by a good group... she does sound like she is feeling something ?  I'm not. Oh, here comes the completely repetitive solo. Yawn.
 vandal wrote:
please kill me

 
Sorry, illegal most places i know.
This song is really brilliant! Beth's voice sounds full of sadness.
Very nice song! (200th comment!)
Thanks....

 

10 
love this when i hear it.
Very nice sound.
3rd = 3rd rate
 superfido wrote:
Such a good song on an otherwise very weak alblum.
 
Thanks for the tip — that's too bad though.  I was just realizing I have their first 2 albums but not this one.  Thought I might add this to my collection, but guess I'll preview samples of all songs first..... 

Loving that fat electronic cycling bass sound. 

 trissi wrote:
Portishead is so hit or miss.
 
As are so many acts; me, I'm grateful for their hits and to RP for exposing me to many I'd've otherwise never known.

Grimacing with sheer enjoyment. . . 


 lkovathana wrote:

This song reminds of those three-point shot contests where they let the fans have center stage at Bulls games.  Oh wow, she made the shot!  This song is more about trying too hard for adoration than it is professional.  Sorry.

 
They would probably be very upset to learn that you don't consider them "professional" enough.


Bill, you've been on a Rip for the last hour and a half - my brain is bubbling with RP in the background today. JB
I don't "get" this group.
Portishead is so hit or miss.
 superfido wrote:
Such a good song on an otherwise very weak alblum.
 
Agreed.


Sounds great on vinyl also...;

This song reminds of those three-point shot contests where they let the fans have center stage at Bulls games.  Oh wow, she made the shot!  This song is more about trying too hard for adoration than it is professional.  Sorry.


Such a good song on an otherwise very weak alblum.
you guys play this when you need to free up bandwidth, don't you?
 DoctorHooey wrote:
I adore that transition in the middle. So cool.
 
Exactly.
 zenmumu wrote:
I d'ont know... with this song you can feel  a mix of emotions... nostalgy, hope, gentleness, sadness.... all together! awsome

 
Verdad

 sirdroseph wrote:
Yes, I am a big Portishead fan, but RP does them serious injustice by only playing a couple of their mediocre tunes. What about Only you or Cowboys?
 

Well, for one, I love this "mediocre tune".

 

But for two, please do.  I mean, please rip these songs and upload them to Bill.  He has taken several of my uploads to date.

 

 


Yes, I am a big Portishead fan, but RP does them serious injustice by only playing a couple of their mediocre tunes. What about Only you or Cowboys?
{#Bananasplit}
i hear ya...don't know whether to switch to my itunes library, turn in for the night or maybe just bang my head on the counter until this song is over. 

 
vandal wrote:

Agreed.  Normally I really like Portishead, but this is a test of will. . . 
 
 


I d'ont know... with this song you can feel  a mix of emotions... nostalgy, hope, gentleness, sadness.... all together! awsome

I adore that transition in the middle. So cool.
I keep buying them 1 track at a time..I don't own an entire cd of theirs..They are certainly different.  I could use a bit of that optimism..send some my way {#Hungry} westslope wrote:

1wolfy:  Rip is the CD that left me cold (at least so far).  But this one, I stop what I'm doing, and crank it up.

 

A little Down Tempo, maybe.  I find it leaves me feeling very optimistic.  Weird, eh?


 

Most Excellent - 8 {#Music}
 Byronape wrote:

I have a suggestion.  Stop listening.  I'm a married man, I know for a fact that ALL men have the ability to just not listen to things they don't want to hear.  It's really one of our more useful traits.

 
Amen!

 midas1 wrote:
In the beginning (first minute or so) the string buzz on some of those acoustic guitar notes is horrible!  Just do another take guy! {#Snooty}
 
Agreed. I had to stop what I was doing to see who band this was, just because the guitar playing was so bad. Other than that, it seemed like a nice enough song.

In the beginning (first minute or so) the string buzz on some of those acoustic guitar notes is horrible!  Just do another take guy! {#Snooty}
It's actually given me a headache.
 gclement wrote:
I can't actually think of a sound I'd like to hear less than this godaweful song. Please, for the love of all things holy stop playing this worthless drivel.
 
I have a suggestion.  Stop listening.  I'm a married man, I know for a fact that ALL men have the ability to just not listen to things they don't want to hear.  It's really one of our more useful traits.

 gclement wrote:
I can't actually think of a sound I'd like to hear less than this godaweful song. Please, for the love of all things holy stop playing this worthless drivel.
 
Looking at your song ratings I'm amazed you bother to listen to RP at all - everything you rate is zero or one. Maybe you need a metal station....

 daedalus wrote:
Never mind the critical acclaim for Portishead, listening to this this is endurance. Sonic torture.
Dreadful. 
 
Best you stay in that musical hotspot Dubai mate. It's obviously playing havoc with your ability to appreciate a decent wee tune - such as this

 daedalus wrote:
Never mind the critical acclaim for Portishead, listening to this this is endurance. Sonic torture.
Dreadful. 
 
Agreed.  Normally I really like Portishead, but this is a test of will. . . 
 
Every time I hear this on RP, I mute the station. And I will listen to just about anything.