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Rolling Stone (p.67) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "The haunting, plaintive 'Sugar Baby' builds to a cathartic climax, and 'Under the Gun' conjures a long night filled with fever dreams."Spin (p.84) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Hersh reconnects with her arty folk-rock roots..."Q (p.112) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[H]er personal planet, a landscape of doomy guitars, unsettling strings and an Appalachian chill, is still rich mining territory."Uncut (p.82) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Though garlanded in elegant strings, it's as furiously seething a record as she's made in 20 years."Alternative Press (p.136) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Saturated with stark realism, her confessionals and fictions mark the grueling aftermath of pop's lovey-dovey daydreams."No Depression (p.121) - "The soaring chorus to the opening track, 'In Shock', stays with you; 'Sugarbaby' is a delicious bit of ear candy..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.102) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "LEARN TO SING LIKE A STAR boasts the familiar strengths -- that distinctive, spine-stroking voice, startling, vivid lyrics and prickly emotions."73.19207

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Spin (p.110) - "It's refreshing to hear famed Muse-Thrower Kristin Hersh jack up the distortion and howl her lyrics..."Uncut (p.85) - 4 stars out of 5 - "A brutal, buzzing blizzard of vicious riffage with Hersch's gorgeous blasted rasp at its centre. 50 FOOT WAVE is an entirely thrilling, utterly unexpected blast out of the blue."0.6869599

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Spin (12/92, p.69) - Ranked #18 in Spin's list of the '20 Best Albums Of The Year' - "...Polly Harvey is a boundless talent, and DRY one of the debuts of the year..."Entertainment Weekly (10/2/92, p.60) - "...A scorching portrait of the dark side of the female uncomprising work of exhilarating, cauterizing beauty..." - Rating: A+Q (1/93, p.73) - Included in Q's list of the 50 Best Albums Of 1992.Alternative Press (7/01, p.96) - Included in AP's "10 Essential Women's Rock Albums" - "...Sexy, honest, smart and raw..."Option (Sept.-Oct./92, p.109) - "...PJ Harvey seems to have placed a microphone right in front of her sternum and let her heart and soul spill direct to tape...the rawness of presentation emphasizes the emotional purity of her songs...stunning songs and unexpected power..."Musician (10/92, p.106) - "...Polly Harvey pours more emotional power into her performances than any young songwriter since Throwing Muses' Kristin Hersh...[the songs] stick in your memory like glue..."Village Voice (3/2/93, p.5) - Ranked #4 in the Village Voice's list of the 40 Best Albums Of 1992.NME (Magazine) (10/2/93, p.29) - Ranked #71 in NME's list of the 'Greatest Albums Of All Time.'0.3434799

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Dirty Linen (p.47) - "[M]oments of rare, intimate spontaneity are provided by Hothouse Flowers and on the West Virginia coal miner's horror of '13 Lost in the Hole,' on which Tony Furtado's spine-tingling slide fingerwork blends with Lewi Longmire's dusty organ..."0.3423109

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Paste (magazine) - "The voices and instrumentation might change from track to track, but the tone and texture remain consistent throughout....Everything sounds like a Wes Anderson film feels -- an accomplishment to be sure."0.2852591

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