SFTCSFTS & LES make The Guardian's top 100
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Author:  TheNightingale [ Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:57 pm ]
Post subject:  SFTCSFTS & LES make The Guardian's top 100

Polly has been featured twice in The Guardian's (admittedly pretty boring, unsurprising, and predictable) list of 100 best albums of the 21st century.

21 PJ Harvey
Let England Shake (2011)

Harvey won her first Mercury prize for Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea on 9/11. She won her second for her other masterpiece, released 10 years later, in the shadow of the wars that dragged on between them. There is such anger as she reaches back to the first world war to show how every generation destroys its young in the same way – summed up by the pompous fanfare in The Glorious Land, crushed by a tank of blues-rock.

19 PJ Harvey
Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea (2000)

More city than sea, PJ Harvey’s most accessible and open-hearted record conjures that feeling of being on a rooftop, wanting to hear every story in the streets below you. It is full of energy, Harvey stalking the gutters and subways; it is full of sex, most of it new and dangerously in flux. But then there are moments on songs such as Beautiful Feeling or Horses in My Dreams, where the mass of bricks and steel dissipates and you’re adrift on the ocean.

This list was voted for by a panel of 45 Guardian music writers, who ranked their 20 favourite albums from 2000 to 2019 inclusive. Twenty points were allocated for a No 1 choice, down to one point for No 20. These points were totalled up, resulting in the following ranking. A total of 454 different albums were voted for. ... st-century

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