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A Woman a Man Walked By For years, Polly Jean Harvey's raw, defiantly female perspective has gone at hard topics with bracing emotional sandpaper. Here, she often just picks up...A Woman a Man Walked ByUnrated For years, Polly Jean Harvey's raw, defiantly female perspective has gone at hard topics with bracing emotional sandpaper. Here, she often just picks up...2009-04-01

(Maria Mochnaez)

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A Woman a Man Walked By

Starring: John Parish, P.J. Harvey; MPAA Rating: Unrated

For years, Polly Jean Harvey’s raw, defiantly female perspective has gone at hard topics with bracing emotional sandpaper. Here, she often just picks up a brick and smashes. Though A Woman a Man Walked By does have strong moments with longtime collaborator Parish, exercises in atonality like ”Pig Will Not” feel less womanly than regressively adolescent. B?

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Originally posted April 1 2009 — 12:00 AM EDT

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