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PJ Harvey: Rid Of Me (Island)

Betty Page, New Musical Express, 24 April 1993

THE FIRST time, it gave me third degree burns. I was driving when the title track's soft murmur exploded into a rocket-thrusted motorcycle roar and I damn nearly crashed the car. I could only manage the one side. Better wait for sanctuary before tackling Side Two. In the silence of a room, in its entirety, Rid Of Me is harrowing, uneasy listening; back-grind music. By God does it provoke reaction. By Jesus and Mary too...

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