Portishead - Portishead | Beverly Phono MartNew/Sealed. 180 Grams Portishead is the second album by English band Portishead, released in 1997. The album reached No. 2 on the UK Album Chart and No. 21 on the Billboard 200 chart. Portishead received critical acclaim upon it's release. Spin praised the record and noted that the band created a "gothic", "deadly" and "trippy" atmosphere. Commenting the textures of the music, music journalist Barry Walters observed that the group got "darker, deeper and more disturbing" in comparison to their previous effort Dummy.