I know that the new Portishead isn't everybody's cup of misery. Hell, even I think they've included some mopery, but then they've made name on the back of that, haven't they? So what's all the bloody surprise about? Godsakes, some people, they're never happy. In any case, as a dedicated Portishead lover, I've gone out into the menacing wastes of the interweb (it's brutal out there) and scouted for something that wasn't straight off the album, Third, and had a little more oomph. For my tastes, the high-pitched whine on 'We Carry On' isn't a problem. Maybe I've finally blown my ears into submission...it's a distinct possibility. Similarly, the staccato stabs on 'Machine Gun' aren't an issue - in fact, I quite dig them. Nonetheless, I understand that some don't.