Portishead make some great music. The haunting vocal talents of singer Beth Gibbons are unusual, and stand out as an exceptional talent. They are a perfect accompaniment to the creepy, eerie music made by Portishead. The feeling of the music is generally pretty downbeat, mournful, yet nonetheless compelling, and indeed enjoyable. Portishead would appeal to many fans of many different genres, their style transcending the trip hop classification which they have been given. An unusual and exceptional band.