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PJ Harvey: CBGB, New York NY

Michael Azerrad, Rolling Stone, 1 October 1992

PJ HARVEY isn't like anybody else. The British power trio combines English folk cadences, the stark interplay of electric Chicago blues and vintage postpunk, suffused with the formidable feminine mystique of twenty-two-year-old leader Polly Harvey. The band's raw, visionary debut album, Dry, has attracted a fervent cult following in the U.K. and reams of critical praise, drawing apt comparisons to Chrissie Hynde, Patti Smith and Siouxsie Sioux.

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