Rid Of Me Review

artist: pj harvey date: 09/29/2003 category: compact discs
pj harvey: Rid Of Me
Released: May 4, 1993
Genre: Rock
Tones: Volatile, Bleak, Brooding, Cathartic, Intimate, Visceral, Theatrical, Paranoid, Fiery, Confrontational, Intense, Sexy
Styles: Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock
Number Of Tracks: 14
 Sound: 8
 Lyrics: 10
 Overall Impression: 10
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overall: 9.3
Rid Of Me Reviewed by: unregistered, on september 29, 2003
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Sound: This album had a rather diverse music style. Polly Jean uses a lot of jazz in her music, a lot of distortion, and A LOT of sexuality. The sound of this album, however, isn't too good. The sound is usually very low. I find myself putting my cd players volume all the way up to hear it at a normal setting. The low-fi, somewhat gritty sound, however, was a great choice for this album. I couldn't imagine it with polished guitar's or vocal's. // 8

Lyrics: Pj Harvey's lyrics could make even the most devoted nuns run and pleasure themselves. With very strong, very unfiltered lyrics she screams of being sexually frustrated, or pleasured. She also has songs on the lines of being plagued with fault for being a woman. The lyrics go great with the music... they music sets everything up for her "touching" lyrics. // 10

Overall Impression: This album is comparable to her first cd, Dry... They both have that low-fi, low volume sound. My favorite tracks are Snake, Rid of Me, and Dry. She does a cover of, I believe its, Springsteen. Highway 61 revisited. Great song. This cd is her best... but if you like that happier, more acoustic sound check out "Stories from the city, Stories from the sea" album. // 10

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