Let England Shake (studio album) by PJ Harvey

Let England Shake by PJ Harvey
Year: 2011
Release date: 2011-02-14
Overall rank: 280th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 936 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 2011 (4th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 2010s (36th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (280th)
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Let England Shake is ranked 1st best out of 22 albums by PJ Harvey on BestEverAlbums.com.

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B-SidesLet England ShakeStories From The City, Stories From The Sea

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 84 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 936 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.0/100, a mean average of 78.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.0.

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75/100
From 02/25/2024 07:45
I love PJ’s catalogue of fascinating musical detours. This is an excellent concept album but nowhere near her best in my opinion. Was a bit surprised to see how high it sits in the overall chart.
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80/100
From 02/15/2023 23:38
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.
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85/100
From 01/17/2023 17:36
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.
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90/100
From 09/05/2022 02:57
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
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70/100
From 08/04/2022 15:04
I like the concept and especially the focus on a historical England. The affected folk singer voice is…not fun.
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From 02/04/2022 18:18
Great stuff!
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80/100
From 01/30/2022 14:53
FIRST LISTEN: Personal and quite original, I expected an off-putting experience. but I was wrong. Requires more spins.
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65/100
From 12/06/2021 17:19
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.
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From 10/05/2021 22:32
Criativo e poderoso!
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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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