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By Nick Crowe  

Let England Shake PJ Harvey, Island Records, available now

When personal reserves run dry, fiction writers often turn to history for inspiration. But songwriters, afraid to quit the comfort of their own experience, tend to dry up. For the past two decades, Polly Jean Harvey has beaten and soared her way through seven albums of first-person narratives, from the excoriating furies of the million-selling To Bring You My Love, to the fragile,…

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