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The Quietus Reductive & Subjective Albums Of The Year 20 - 1
The Quietus , December 8th, 2009 09:47

We continue the countdown of our favourite records of 2009


20. PJ Harvey & John Parish - A Woman A Man Walked By
"For all its cocksurety and buttlust, this album deftly isolates some moments of dreamy uncertainty. 'Passionless, Pointless' is a photographic re-examination of an ended relationship, casting slight variations of perspective on the same small, telling events: "I slept facing the wall; I dreamed of buildings in pieces. You slept facing the wall, and you wanted less than I wanted." No modern songwriter is more capable of enumerating heartbreak's immersive power than Harvey; snapshots of memory are examined for clues and flicked to the floor". Petra Davis

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