As Fran and I prepare ourselves for Melt! Festival in July, this fortnight we will be listening to the latest album by one of the festival’s headliners.
Although it may seem a long time since Portishead released Third (six years ago in 2008), this came an even longer eleven years after their previous album, Portishead, which was released in 1997.
Other examples of long awaited albums include:
- My Bloody Valentine’s follow up to Loveless (1991), mbv, released in 2013.
- Smile by Brian Wilson which was begun in 1966 and finished in 2004.
- David Bowie’s surprise album The Next Day released last year, ten years after his previous.