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9/10 Harris 26th April 2016
PJ Harvey has by now released 11 studio albums - not to mention her many demos and live recordings yet her solo debut, Dry, still remains her most exciting LP to date.
Both lyrically and sonically Dry is Harvey’s rawest production. Throughout it is large, feminine, bold and powerful and though lacking in the sing along quality of her later work it is more than made up for by the excitement and danger present. The 11 tracks that make up this LP are very much inwards looking, exploring themes of femininity (stand out tracks including Dress and Sheela-Na-Gig) and are delivered accordingly with consistently outstanding vocals and often very moving playing (Plants and Rags and Water most notably).
Though released in 1992 this record is as fresh and exhilarating as anything you would expect from Harvey nowadays, a truly outstanding debut.
9/10 Jack 11th February 2015
PJ Harvey is a powerful singer, song writer and musician. This CD is not for someone expecting happy, sappy love songs or a tame beat. She exudes a raw, feminine, tough, and sometime comical outlook in her songs. She holds nothing back. Each song is an experience. So put your lipstick on and light a candle, this album is ready to take you for the ride of your life. Few bands or artists were able to kick off the "grunge" or "alternative" scene, but P J did just that. I will never tire of this CD, its music or its lyrics. PJ Harvey is in a class by herself.
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- Dry by PJ Harvey