500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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PJ Harvey, 'Rid of Me'
95/500

95. PJ Harvey, 'Rid of Me'

Island, 1993

Like Patti Smith, she wanted to be Bob Dylan. Unlike Patti Smith, she played guitar very, very loud. Polly Jean Harvey's second album, recorded with Steve Albini, is charged with aggressive eroticism and rock fury (check the scalding title track). Rid of Me slams from blues to goth to grunge, often in the space of a single song.

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