White Chalk (album) by PJ Harvey

White Chalk
White Chalk by PJ Harvey
Year: 2007
Release date: 2007-09-24
Overall rank: 2,114th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 195 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2007 (45th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (387th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,114th)
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PJ Harvey bestography

White Chalk is ranked 7th best out of 12 albums by PJ Harvey on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by PJ Harvey is Let England Shake which is ranked number 300 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 6,534.

PJ Harvey album bestography « Higher ranked (1,958th) This album (2,114th) Lower ranked (3,821st) »
Is This Desire?White ChalkThe Hope Six Demolition Project

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 80 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 195 votes)
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03/10/2020 10:09 videoheadcleaner  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 7,90679/100
 
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12/31/2019 12:54 Torchlin  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,85370/100

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This album is rated in the top 4% of albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 78.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 77.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.8.

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75/100
From 06/26/2019 17:06
Very solid album. Not my favourite of pj’s but it has its moments
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From 06/15/2016 11:11
Another brilliant PJ Harvey album. White chalk, is a haunting record full of piano based songs that sound like they were recorded in a church. It's a superb album, full of great songs, no weak tracks here. This is one of my favourite of her records. Brilliant.
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From 07/24/2015 17:07
A departure, but not necessarily a bad one. This is brooding, haunting, heartbreaking.
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From 02/20/2014 04:02
Definitely underrated; great stuff.
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From 02/07/2014 21:00
Following a career filled with gritty rock, White Chalk was seen as a departure for PJ Harvey. Sparse arrangements focused around piano and harp, it's her most haunting record. The desperation, fragility and loneliness speaks more to me than anything else she's done.
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From 12/31/2013 10:27
Always liked PJ, but this album completely won we over for her. It is radical departure from the explosive debut albums, but the aggression or passion is still very much there, although much more hidden. She uses her voice in a different way, very much at the limit of her reach. Daring and haunting album; an absolute favorite.
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80/100
From 10/25/2013 23:20
Another good album from PJ.
Best tracks: The Devil, Silence, The Mountain, White Chalk.
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From 11/08/2012 08:55
Stellar, unsettling album. There are times when PJ seems to be melodramitic to the point of absurdity, but the songs (and the subjects) seem to be talking about such strange, though rather sad, subjects that the occasional over-reach seems more than forgive-able. "The Piano" in particular is utterly haunting (and haunted), seeming personal despite it's literary allusions
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From 05/18/2012 17:09
Gorgeous album, something totally different from her. Very good stuff.
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