There has always been a beauty embedded in Portishead's music, a romantic streak which serves to offer a soft and enchanting route through the numerous darker and melancholic landscapes conjured up by their music. Never is this more evident than on ‘Glory Box’, one of the most captivating songs of the 1990s, or ever, and a tune so perfect as to almost defy description and definition. Beth Gibbons’ wonderfully tender yet desolately tormented voice soars over the cut sample of Isaac Hayes’ ‘Ike's Rap III’ and a slinky blues guitar, as she seemingly duels with herself trying to justify and sanctify a relationship. The vocals are at the same time sweet and melodramatically sour, and increase the already cinematic scope of beat-maker Geoff Barrow's creative vision. And all tied together by guitarist and co-writer/producer Adrian Utley's jazz-like structures, a key element of the often haunting soundscape. Is it hip-hop, is it soul, is it trip-hop, is it jazz? It’s all of them and more. Just a rare and perfect record from an album – ‘Dummy’ – that is stuffed full of them. Give me a reason to love you, Gibbons asks throughout. With the perfect encapsulation of the bass-and-beat pulse derived from the slow bump and grind of the Bristol, UK, musical scene in the early 1990s, she and Portishead gave us more reasons to love them than we could ever count.