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A Woman A Man Walked By
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VINE VOICEon 19 April 2009
PJ Harvey has always been on the individualistic side of things, being to my mind pretty difficult to classify or put into a box. Her style has varied so much - from the seedy grunge of To Bring You My Love (which is where my connection with PJ starts), to the smart rock of Stories, to the sparse folk anthems of White Chalk. And with this latest album, she's combined it all to produce a varied musical landscape bringing together all of her previous musical styles and adding something indelibly new and PJH to it.

Highlights for me: she always opens her albums with strong numbers, and this is no exception. Black Hearted Love is an accomplished rock belter that sets the bar high; there's something that actually scares me a little about the way she sings the words "lilly-livered little parts" in that mocking, unhinged falsetto in the title track - I really would not want to be on the receiving end of this song's fury, but I do love listening to it; the understated simplicity of The Soldier (a bit like some of the quieter moments of White Chalk); and almost-final track Passionless, Pointless - a sophisticated, polished ethereal masterpiece.

Another intelligent, rich fabric of music from PJ, and a must-have.
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on 22 December 2013
Perhaps one for strong PJ fans alone, otherwise, you may find it a difficult listen. There are not many catchy songs and I found it hard to connect to the album and lyrics. I do really like some of her other work (and think she is beautiful!), just would not recommend this one. First song however, is amaze-balls.
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on 23 December 2016
No one would have this album down as The Best of her career, but I was attracted to it by one track and the more I listened to it the more it grows on me, expansive tableau flanking soaring vocals ranging as far as the ear might hear...
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on 21 February 2014
Not a lot to say really as i order and buy for my son who believs P J is a goddess so thanks for the CD which arrived in good time and well packed and in perfect condition
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on 24 June 2017
Great
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on 3 March 2016
It's ok but not dynamic
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on 6 April 2016
Great Album!
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on 15 October 2014
Brill
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on 7 April 2009
Reminiscent of Dance Hall bus definitely original.

Easy listening it is not, but well worth repeat listening.
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on 3 May 2009
PJ Harvey is probably the best female singer/songwriter this country has produced but the shame is she never really gets the credit she deserves. Yes she won an award for her magnificent Stories from the City Stories from the Sea ( it's a masterpiece you must own ) but apart from that she is mostly overlooked.
A Woman A Man Walked By,the latest offering by PJ is the second collaboration with John Parish and has a superb mix of fast,manic and slow tracks from an artist that manages to make a different sounding album every time.
If you haven't discovered the magic that is PJ Harvey yet start with this album and work your way back, you will not be disappointed.
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