Let England Shake (studio album) by PJ Harvey

Let England Shake
Let England Shake by PJ Harvey
Year: 2011
Release date: 2011-02-14
Overall rank: 303rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Award Top 5 albums of 2011 (4th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 2010s (35th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (303rd)
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-Let England ShakeStories From The City, Stories From The Sea

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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 80.0/100, a mean average of 78.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.3.

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From 06/29/2020 14:38
Fav. Tracks: Let England Shake, The Glorious Land, The Words That Maketh Murder.
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From 09/22/2019 13:37
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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From 09/19/2019 23:50
Highlights:

The Words That Maketh Murder
The Last Living Rose
In The Dark Places
The Glorious Land
Let England Shake
England
Written On The Forehead
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From 07/21/2019 10:40
This album trumps the superb 'Stories From The City . . .' which is no mean feat

Polly Jean began this project by writing the words and lyrics first then slowly built the music and melody around the narrative and boy does it show with each song a literary masterpiece focusing on War , a love letter to England ala 'Village Green' on the one hand and detracting on the other

Its 8 years post release and 'Let England Shake' has lost none of its venom and majesty from the day it was released

I've been a fan of PJH since 92's 'Dry' and read my lips - this is unquestionably her best work bar none
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From 07/19/2019 20:18
Favorite Tracks:On Battleship Hill, Bitter Branches
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From 05/24/2018 19:46
Polly trades in her trusty Telecaster for an auto-harp and sings a haunting set of songs about war seen from a feminine perspective.

Unique and quite brilliant in my opinion.
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From 02/21/2018 17:32
Powerful, stirring album by an artist I did not immediately take to. Give this music a chance, and it will definitely win you over. PJ Harvey is at her best here. It is really a beautiful experience.
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From 05/14/2017 11:32
I gave it high rating based on originality, musicianship and cause it's PJ Harvey who I madly respect, not because I actually love it. But I'm 100% certain that at one moment in my life it will just click with me, as so many albums that I had similar experiences with did.
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From 03/22/2017 11:07
Probably the best album based on England you'll hear in a long-time and a massive achievement for Harvey this far into her career.
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From 06/15/2016 14:46
How does she do it? Like her contemporary Bjork, PJ Harvey continues to astound and amaze. Let England shake, is a brilliant tribute album to her home country. It's full of fantastic songs, but you wouldn't expect anything less from PJ. Long may she continue to thrill us.
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