Monday, November 15, 2010

Style Icons: Beth Gibbons

Beth Gibbons was an icon for my generation - slouchy, brooding, minimal. Portishead's music, which somehow simultaneously evokes a dimly lit, cigarette smoke-filled Depression-era speakeasy, a sad 1960s spy movie, and the deserted streets of 1990s Bristol, also filled my teenage headphones on many melancholic nights: