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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 4:46 am 
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This deserves it own thread over here. This is quite a compliment.

"Now 40 years’ old, Dorset’s PJ Harvey is unlike any lyricist ever, regardless of gender

It seems like law that any successful female lyric writer must be likened to PJ Harvey. But how many would dare pen a song about infanticide, as PJ did with ‘Down By The Water’? Critics have tried to label her a feminist, and with songs like ‘Sheela-na-gig’ you can see why. Named after disturbing medieval carvings of women, it perverts ’60s girl group lyrics that “wash that man right out of my hair ”.

But she’s not really a feminist – Polly rarely judges, and often inhabits male as well as female bodies, a notable example being 2007’s piano-heavy ‘White Chalk’.

Any musician worth their salt – whatever gender – should strive for comparison to such an individual lyricist. LS"


http://www.nme.com/list/the-greatest-ly ... day/170878



We need to bump up her rating there (it's currently only 3.66):
http://www.nme.com/rate/greatestlyricists/93

(it wasn't easy finding her ...)

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:22 am 
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Now rated 3.67.

If you're really committed, you must designate everyone else as "Rubbish." :)

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 11:55 pm 
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PJ Harvey
Your Rating: 10
Average Rating: 3.83

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:18 am 
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We don't stand a chance, do we? it's down to 3.69 now.

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Matt Bellamy is no.1? Yeah, right. I love Muse, but their lyrics are crap.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:14 am 
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Hell and High Water wrote:
If you're really committed, you must designate everyone else as "Rubbish." :)


I went in really committed but ran into some issues :laugh:

Tried to keep everyone "rubbish" but had to pay some respects to my past by way of Morrison, Lennon, Patti Smith, Dylan, Cohen,Plant, Strummer, Young, Bowie, Cave & Waits or I wouldn't be able to sleep tonight :grin: (they all got 9's except Jim & Patti)

Some of these people aren't good enough to be rubbish in my books :eyeroll:

Our Polly was Average Rating: 3.69 at press time. I notice you can keep going around in circles, I wonder if they keep registering as valid votes?

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