Dry (studio album) by PJ Harvey

Dry
Dry by PJ Harvey
Year: 1992
Overall rank: 1,235th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 305 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1992 (20th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (233rd)
Award Best albums of all time (1,235th)
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PJ Harvey bestography

Dry is ranked 5th best out of 15 albums by PJ Harvey on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by PJ Harvey is Let England Shake which is ranked number 297 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 6,679.

PJ Harvey album bestography « Higher ranked (769th) This album (1,235th) Lower ranked (1,980th) »
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Dry track list

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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 305 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.8/100, a mean average of 78.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.8.

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85/100
From 11/23/2020 11:20
Lifelong PJH fan here and ‘Dry’ is where it’s at for me , the debut ground floor entry for an amazing catalogue and here’s why

I simply love the guitars on this release from the driving “O Stella” to the classic “Sheela-na-gig “ and driving “Dress” the licks are on point and get me every time then throw in a bunch of weird sexualised lyrics and you’ve got an intoxicating mix

Polly may have released better albums that sold more copies and won more awards but for me nothing she’s done beats ‘Dry’ for shear brilliance and genuine X Factor lasting the test of time

Footnote:
I only realised recently that lyrically “Dress” has an uncanny resemblance to Pixies “Cactus “ off ‘Surfer Rosa’ , try and tell me I’m wrong because I know I’m not
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90/100
From 07/20/2019 17:46
Favorite Tracks:Happy And Bleeding
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55/100
From 01/07/2018 22:28
I'm concerned that I'm starting to present as misogynistic, as this is another female-powered album that eludes me on first listen.
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From 10/25/2016 13:50
Great debut. Comparable to a roar from the heavens.
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From 06/13/2016 09:39
Raw and uncompromising. Dry, the debut album from PJ Harvey, is a fantastically fresh and exciting record full of gritty rock'n'roll. Great songs throughout from an LP that is still one of Harvey's best. This is what it's all about.
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75/100
From 04/25/2015 23:02
Brave debut!! RAW!

Dress and Oh my lover are my fav tracks!
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From 01/09/2015 10:08
A great debut Side 2 (6-11)is better than Side 1 this was one of the last L.P.'s I bought on vinyl and it still sounds great. She went on to bigger and better things but this album is still special for me. Best Tacks - Sheela ....,Hair and O Stella. Oh My Lover, Fountain & Plants & Rags are also good.
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From 10/04/2014 19:24
Cracking debut. Chaotic and all the better for that. Raw and soul.
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From 06/30/2014 14:41
A bit top heavy, but a damn good album.
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From 10/25/2013 23:03
Best tracks: Dress, Oh My Lover, Plants and Rags, Hair.
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3. Slanted And Enchanted by Pavement
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