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REVIEW: PJ Harvey – ‘The Hope Six Demolition Project’ (Island / Vagrant)

by Ed Biggs The astonishing and quite unexpected success of Let England Shake, arguably the finest album of the decade so far, not only brought PJ Harvey back to her core fanbase after a number of years but also allowed her to access a hitherto unheard-of level of international publicity for an indie star. Suddenly, the modest, thoughtful and resolutely un-rockstar-like Polly Jean, used to lapping up the critical praise but

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FROM WORST TO BEST: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

by Ed Biggs As a presence and influence in popular music, Nick Cave is an institution easily worthy of being mentioned in the same breath with the likes of Dylan, Cash, Mitchell, Cohen and other household names, the most celebrated songwriters in pop’s well-documented history. However, it also makes sense to think of him as one of music’s eternal outsiders, along with cult heroes like Scott Walker, Tom Waits or Michael

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