Let England Shake (studio album) by PJ Harvey
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Let England Shake is ranked as the best album by PJ Harvey.
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.1/100, a mean average of 78.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.0.
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An interesting and unique concept that PJ Harvey delves into on here which makes for one of her more fascinating experiences. She does a great job of maintaining the styles and themes which makes this feel very cohesive to listen to. It starts off with the title track which instantly grabs your attention and makes you realise that this isn't a typical PJ Harvey record. This energy then carries from song to song right up until the conclusion. Her words are mature and you can evidently see how much she has grown in her song writing capabilities. Her music seems to have followed in the same footsteps and become more clean and grand feeling rather than the more raw approach she used to go for. Instrumentally, it is diverse and engaging as well with there being plenty of performances to get stuck into. Overall, this is one of PJ Harvey's most cohesive and complete records that gives the listener a proper experience.
My undoubted favourite album of 2011 is raw, organic and unrelenting. PJ Harvey proves that she is one of the most important voices of her generation by releasing a statement release nobody knew they needed at that moment in time.
Great album but I think Stories From The City is better. I like the concept and lyrics regarding Britain's history in the war.Harvey would follow this up with another concept album The Hope Demolition Project..might be the start of a trend
I like the concept and especially the focus on a historical England. The affected folk singer voice is…not fun.
FIRST LISTEN: Personal and quite original, I expected an off-putting experience. but I was wrong. Requires more spins.
Lyrically interesting, but musically a bit basic for my taste. Also very out of place to be making an anti-war album about WWI in 2011. This doesn't seem to be saying very much new.
Criativo e poderoso!
Fav. Tracks: Let England Shake, The Glorious Land, The Words That Maketh Murder.
Only recently heard this as a follow up to Stories - which I liked but was not blown away with to be honest. This album I find far superior and makes me more likely to listen to more of her stuff. Lots of great stuff on here.
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