Island Records
Release date
30 Jun 1992
Running length
11 tracks
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1 Oh My Lover 4:03 91,882
2 O Stella 2:30 75,037
3 Dress 3:18 92,472
4 Victory 3:16 80,730
5 Happy and Bleeding 4:52 57,607
6 Sheela-Na-Gig 3:11 94,593
7 Hair 3:47 65,883
8 Joe 2:33 61,245
9 Plants and Rags 4:09 54,925
10 Fountain 3:54 58,765
11 Water 4:33 69,891

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  • sunheadbowed

    PartySanCTG's album production pseudo-knowledge bitching strikes again.

    31 Oct 3:01am Reply
  • dAdriano


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  • Dear_Boss


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  • Kubstofferson

    I wonder how much of a say PJ had in the production of this album, given that this is her "most mathy" songwriting... perhaps she wanted to ensure the intertwining guitar and drum parts were always audible, and as a results the album loses a lot of punch

    30 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Punching_joe

    Her best album

    14 Dec 2012 Reply
  • PartySanCTG

    What you two are missing is the fact that I have tried to turn Dry up to the maximum volume I can, and it STILL DOESN'T ROCK PROPERLY. Whatever brainless fuckhead was in charge of engineering it basically delivered a bloody masterclass in how to fuck up a perfectly good album by chopping off its balls in post-production. This is an album that should kick out the fucking jams, and all it can barely manage is some garage band thrashing about. Sheela-Na-Gig needs to sound all-consuming, not the wimpy, fussy arseing about with muffled, buried vocals it ends up sounding like. The album is supposed to easily jump the hurdle, but it gets tripped up and faceplants under it, all thanks to an incompetent idiot being put behind the mixing desk. Thanks, stupid engineer. Thanks so very much for ruining Dry for me. Thanks, I really appreciate being unable to properly appreciate an album because of your fuck-up.

    3 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Kubstofferson

    For me, Rid of Me has a fantastic production which should never be touched. It's meant to played loud which, upon doing so, will reveal an immense dynamic range. Everything Albini touched has the most beautiful sound, The Jesus Lizard and Dirty Three being other favourites. Let's not forget Surfer Rosa, as well. Dry, however, doesn't quite have it. All my opinion alone, of course.

    2 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Batabid

    "Dry" has DYNAMICS. something that has been lost in modern recording and production. I fucking love this album.

    18 May 2012 Reply
  • NicoleYeh


    3 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Confessions87

    Dry and Rid Of Me are both in need of a bloody good remaster. They're meant to be played loud but it just doesn't come across.

    13 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Kubstofferson

    And, yes, this album would be amazing with the production from Rid of Me. Dry, which is my favourite album, does show its age production-wise

    18 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Kubstofferson

    In reference to the posts a bit lower down, Dry wasn't produced by Albini. He did the follow-up Rid of Me.

    18 Jan 2012 Reply
  • prominence_la


    11 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Dakota3131

    oh my lover ♥♥♥

    11 Apr 2011 Reply
  • donotcurseatme

    Will always be my favorite. It's timeless yet so underrated.

    10 Apr 2011 Reply
  • intheluminol

    love love love love love

    16 Dec 2010 Reply
  • dmarcozoni

    Her first -and best- album.

    4 Nov 2010 Reply
  • PartySanCTG

    Well, makes sense, but I can't get past the whole "mastering is off" part. I'm a productionfreak in a way, I'd like to get more into this album but I just find the whole mixing job a complete trainwreck, so most of the time I'm too busy facepalming and thinking "a monkey could've produced this better" instead of airguitaring/headbanging/getting really into it. For what it's worth, I prefer TBYML in the sonic department anyways.

    17 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Fury112

    v to be frank i'm a huge albini fan and love his production, but Dry shows why Albini shouldn't have produced more Harvey albums. though the mastering is a bit off, the songs are raw and confrontational as ever and the songwriting is super. my favourite Pj harvey album on some days.

    4 Aug 2010 Reply
  • PartySanCTG

    Well, I'm not denying that it's a good album, but the production seems lacking - drums in particular are pretty weak. Steve Albini did a better job with Rid of Me...

    7 Jul 2010 Reply
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