- Let England Shake

PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
CRITIC SCORE
89
Based on 27 reviews
2011 Rank: #1 / 860
USER SCORE
86
Based on
228 ratings

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100
NME

‘Let England Shake’ is a record that ventures deep into the heart of darkness of war itself and its resonance throughout England’s past, present and future.

100
Consequence of Sound

It’s an awe-inspiring, challenging album in all the best ways. PJ Harvey has created an album that will be at the top of everyone’s “Best of” list come December.

90
Drowned in Sound

Let England Shake is neither damning, patriotic, nor angry and its gristly lyrics do not dictate the mood.

90
musicOMH

Loose and sparse as it is, Let England Shake serves much the same function, lingering in the mind long after its engrossing runtime.

90
Beats Per Minute

It is able to deftly blend the vividness and conviction of a protest album with all of the yearning of what just has to be a genuine patriotic outcry.

SiberianBreaks
88
PJ Harvey tackles themes of war on her most ambitious effort yet in a manner that's both powerfully patriotic and stunning.

Favourite tracks: All and Everyone, On Battleship Hill, England
89
Top 5 : Written On The Forehead, The Words That Maketh Murder, The Glorious Land, On Battleship Hill & England.
BuffaloStaple
80
Musically gorgeous and vocally powerful. She lyrically attacks all the problems that occur with war and conflict in England in a way I found to be very captivating. Doesn't have a lot of replay value for me though, but maybe I need to give it more time, but still this album really impressed me.
BonoLightier
88
An introspective statement into the mechanism of war. Not a protest album. Not a patriotic album. Not a didatorial album.

One of the most sincere and thematic albums from Harvey.
Ntando
30
What the fuck! This album sucks!!! & i just hate her voice!
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DETAILS

February 15, 2011 / Release Date
LP / Format
Island / Label
www.pjharvey.net / Website
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 1 - BBC
# 6 - Bigger Than The Sound
# 3 - Clash
# 27 - Cokemachineglow
# 4 - Consequence of Sound
# 2 - DIY
# 3 - Drowned in Sound
# 5 - MAGNET
# 1 - MOJO
# 1 - musicOMH
# 1 - NME
# 1 - No Ripcord
# 9 - Obscure Sound
# 11 - One Thirty BPM
# 2 - Pazz and Jop
# 4 - Pitchfork
# 8 - PopMatters
# 41 - Prefix
# 16 - Pretty Much Amazing
# 2 - Q Magazine
# 47 - Rolling Stone
# 1 - Slant
# 2 - SPIN
# 12 - Spinner
# 8 - Stereogum
# 6 - The Fly
# 1 - The Guardian
# 1 - The Quietus
# 4 - TIME
# 23 - Tiny Mix Tapes
# 1 - Uncut
# 7 - Under the Radar
Track List
  1. Let England Shake
  2. The Last Living Rose 
  3. The Glorious Land 
  4. The Words That Maketh Murder 
  5. All and Everyone 
  6. On Battleship Hill 
  7. England 
  8. In the Dark Places 
  9. Bitter Branches 
  10. Hanging in the Wire
  11. Written on the Forehead 
  12. The Colour of the Earth