Rid of Me

PJ Harvey - Rid of Me
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
1993 Ratings: #202 / 353
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Based on 219 ratings
1993 Ratings: #8
May 4, 1993 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic

Anyone willing to accept its sonic extremities will find Rid of Me to be a record of unusual power and purpose, one with few peers in its unsettling emotional honesty.

60
Rolling Stone

The problem with Rid of Me is that its in-your-face dynamics don't leave much room for Harvey to maneuver emotionally.

hellodecatur
88
I’ve never quite seen someone else take “the breakup album” in this direction. Harvey sounds absolutely unhinged on many of these songs, and while I walk away from it concerned about the mental state of both her and whoever she’s singing to, boy is it an exciting ride. The title track alone has loads of quotable lines (most notably that closing shout: “Lick my legs, I’m on fire”). Uptempos like “Snake” and “50 ft. Queenie” are ... read more
lemuriams
100
Entertainment Weekly - 25/100 xD
Space Vacation
87
July 21 2013, Original Score: 7.9/10
February 18 2016, Revised Score: 8.7/10

Super abrasive, demanding, temperamental album.

I wish I could be PJ Harvey :{
"Lick my legs; I'm on fire" is one of those lyrics that will always be continuously stuck in my brain, atleast until it stops functioning.

Does "Dry" sound like it could have influenced Weezer? Perhaps I'm just thinking weirdly...
gas_souza
76
Rid Of Me - 80
Missed - 80
Legs - 70
Rub 'Till It Bleeds - 75
Hook - 70
Man-Size (Sextet) - 70
Highway '61 Revisited - 75
50 Ft Queenie - 75
Yuri-G - 70
Man-Size - 80
Dry - 80
Me-Jane - 80
Snake - 75
Ecstasy - 90

Destaques: Ecstasy e Rid Of Me
bjomeni
100
Raw record. Her best yet.
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Track List

  1. Rid Of Me
  2. Missed
  3. Legs
  4. Rub 'Till It Bleeds
  5. Hook
  6. Man-Size (Sextet)
  7. Highway '61 Revisited
  8. 50 Ft Queenie
  9. Yuri-G
  10. Man-Size
  11. Dry
  12. Me-Jane
  13. Snake
  14. Ecstasy
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