Portico Quartet

Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
Buy On
  1. Q Magazine
    Mar 28, 2012
    60
    More cultured chill-out from the East London alchemists. [Feb 2012, p.110]
  2. Mar 28, 2012
    60
    It sounds less like a jazz album than anything the group has recorded, but in stepping away from a method they never seemed comfortable with, Portico have found a contemporary sound to thrill their fans and attract new listeners.
  3. 60
    In places, Portico Quartet's third album recalls old-school jazz-funk, from the chamber-jazz end of the spectrum rather than the party end.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Nov 4, 2012
    10
    Without doubt my favourite album this year. With a big electronic aspect now this is a bit of a departure from previous albums, however is farWithout doubt my favourite album this year. With a big electronic aspect now this is a bit of a departure from previous albums, however is far more accessible for those who aren't big Jazz fans whilst still retaining a lot of what made them popular to start with. Full Review »
  2. Jun 5, 2012
    8
    This is a fabulously grand album that manages to make retain the notion that jazz is a convincing and unique work of (american) art postThis is a fabulously grand album that manages to make retain the notion that jazz is a convincing and unique work of (american) art post countless **** rubbish jazz bar knock offs since the late 70s basically. Also it whacks in feelings of isolation and handles the seemingly impossible job of updating honest to goodness, artistically pure jazz for the 21st century with a slight electronic vibe throughout the album. With few lyrics Portico let the musicianship speak for itself. Which it does without a moments hesitation. Full Review »