"Western Eyes" is listed as sampling "Hookers & Gin" by the "Sean Atkins Experience" in the album's liner notes. In reality, this band does not exist; the sample was created by the band like most of the others on the album.
^NME (Magazine) (9/27/97, p.57) – 8 (out of 10) – "...if DUMMY was smoky film noir material, this is a choking Hammer Horror ho-ho-free hoedown....wavering, painfully sensitive choruses, desperately distorted soundscapes and good old-fashioned tunes..."
^Spin (11/97, p.142) – 9 (out of 10) – "...Like every brilliantly dismal act from Screamin' Jay Hawkins to the Wu-Tang Clan, Portishead tiptope across a ledge where utter seriousness is one false move away from tragic self-parody. They manage the high-wire act with brittle grace, bitter poise. And they sound as if they could break at any second..."