Rid Of Me (studio album) by PJ Harvey

Rid Of Me by PJ Harvey
Year: 1993
Overall rank: 737th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 484 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1993 (14th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (132nd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (737th)
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PJ Harvey bestography

Rid Of Me is ranked 4th best out of 20 albums by PJ Harvey on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by PJ Harvey is Let England Shake which is ranked number 302 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 6,295.

PJ Harvey album bestography « Higher ranked (477th) This album (737th) Lower ranked (1,264th) »
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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 484 votes)
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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 78.9/100, a mean average of 77.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.5.

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90/100
From 01/05/2022 20:50
This record really highlights all of PJ Harvey's strengths perfectly and that creates a fantastic alternative rock album. Her voice sounds so raw and passionate and this release is possibly the best vocal performance she has given. It is so diverse as well and matches the music brilliantly. The production really helps this by also matching to her voice and to the themes of the lyrics to make a cohesive album that flows really well right from the start. The lyrics are amazing as well and provide another edge to the record which is best shown on Rub 'Til It Bleeds which is the standout track from this album. There are a few songs which are a little weaker than the rest and there is an argument they could be cut. Overall, an album that demonstrates just how good PJ Harvey was right from the start and it might be a little under rated in the grand scheme of her discography.
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From 03/25/2021 00:41
Underrated badass chick!
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From 03/14/2019 21:29
This album is a hidden gem that not many people know about. I have owned this album 18 years and one of the few in my collection I always look forward to listening to without fear of playing it out.

I get the feeling she is influenced some by Patti Smith, who has best ever albums herself, classics. I also hear a little Danzig in her voice. I only realized after listening after first hearing Danzig's voice. So I didn't catch that before.

I get the same vibe of Patti Smith from PJ Harvey. Either way, I'm just always astounded at this original work. Underrated, but it doesn't matter. It exists and is there for people to listen to if they want to.
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85/100
From 01/04/2019 12:17
Força feminina!
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75/100
From 11/29/2018 09:52
Similar to planetneutral, I can appreciate the originality and raw production but I doubt I will ever put this CD on again. Best track, Rub Till it Bleeds.
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From 01/29/2018 17:53
I can appreciate this without actually wanting to listen to it again.
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From 10/27/2016 15:41
Raw. Uncompromising. Provocative. Extreme. Abrasive. Visceral. Melodic. Sexual. Violent. Brilliant.
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From 06/14/2016 00:19
P.J Harvey's second album is just as raw and uncompromising as her first. Rid of me, is an angry, sexy, and powerful record and Harvey is on top form throughout. Great songs from the pen of PJ and even a cover of Bob Dylan's, highway 61 revisited. Strong stuff.
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From 04/20/2016 19:37
I have a love-hate relationship with Steve Albini. I love some of the albums he produced - In Utero, Attack On Memory, Magnolia Electric Co - and cannot stand others. This is one of the latter. Other people call it raw but I call it one-dimensional and compressed. Plus I've never loved Harvey's voice and that combined with the tinny production makes this unenjoyable.

Lyrical themes are great and would contribute to a great album if the production was better. Though the Bob Dylan cover feels ridiculously out of place.
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Best Albums of 1993
1. Siamese Dream by The Smashing Pumpkins
2. In Utero by Nirvana (US)
3. Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) by Wu-Tang Clan
4. Souvlaki by Slowdive
5. Vs. by Pearl Jam
6. Debut by Björk
7. Midnight Marauders by A Tribe Called Quest
8. Suede by Suede
9. August And Everything After by Counting Crows
10. Red House Painters (Rollercoaster) by Red House Painters
11. Exile In Guyville by Liz Phair
12. Doggystyle by Snoop Dogg
13. Modern Life Is Rubbish by Blur
14. Rid Of Me by PJ Harvey
15. Last Splash by The Breeders
16. So Tonight That I Might See by Mazzy Star
17. Songs Of Faith And Devotion by Depeche Mode
18. Pablo Honey by Radiohead
19. Undertow by Tool
20. Zooropa by U2
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