Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea

Universal Music Division Barclay
Release date
4 Jun 2007
Running length
12 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Big Exit 3:51 186,483
2 Good Fortune 3:20 237,441
3 A Place Called Home 3:42 177,522
4 One Line 3:14 182,729
5 Beautiful Feeling 4:00 167,894
6 The Whores Hustle and the Hustlers Whore 4:00 140,328
7 This Mess We're In 3:57 224,660
8 You Said Something 3:19 163,828
9 Kamikaze 2:24 155,218
10 This Is Love 3:45 229,319
11 Horses in My Dreams 5:37 128,195
12 We Float 6:09 136,840

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  • alpikk

    I've just created an account just to write here, right here. Maybe it was ten years ago and I was a member to the Last FM, briefly. I just want to praise this album. Made me drink, made me dream, smoke, wander throughout the years. I really love this album, each note of it. It was released in 2000 not?

    3 Mar 12:14am Reply
  • iTylor

    What a beautiful cover.

    11 Feb 6:43pm Reply
  • sparato

    The feel of this album is fantastic. The simplicity and optimism of the music is beautiful. Definitely one of her best. Sometimes it's okay to not be so rough and tough or have a heavy-hearted message to speak about. She was obviously in a good place when she made this and the album reflects that.

    17 Nov 2013 Reply
  • P1nkPanther93

    The record isn't among her worst because it's "too commercial", that's just silly. It's among her worst because it's bland and boring COMPARED to a lot of her other work. It's still a good album I guess, but she's done so much better. A bit simple for me.

    16 Nov 2013 Reply
  • cobrizo

    she perfectly captured nyc's pre 11.9 essence. this record is magnificent, but it's "too mainstream" for fans to admit they like it

    1 Nov 2013 Reply
  • dezcoal

    I can't stop listening to this one when I'm heading to NYC. "This Mess We're In", "You Said Something" and "One Line" are sooo dedicated to this awesome city!!!

    28 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Kleber01z

    Amei 100%

    7 Sep 2013 Reply
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    29 Aug 2013 Reply
  • arturovito

    Hey. I'm going to NYC on a trip soon and - nerd alert - I want my photo taken just like she is on this cover, sunglasses at night, bag, crossing the street and all. I want to be exactly where she is in the photo, provided there's no construction or media event blocked off or anything. It's Times Square, right? Obviously, right? But where, exactly? 42nd and Broadway facing Downtown?

    26 Aug 2013 Reply
  • openandrewind

    I can't understand why people are critical of this album, seriously? The melodies are pure gold. Yeah, it did end up sounding like a more mainstream album, that was what she was going for, she said she wanted the album to sound beautiful and it does, in a purely pop sense. The duet with Thom Yorke is haunting, " We float" is a beautiful song, so is " Horses in my Dreams"... like the whole album is good. I agree the lyrics aren't as good as on her other albums, but the songs as a whole are so aesthetically pleasing, she already did angry and raw good, and this was the direction she moved in, it worked, it won a Mercury Prize in 2001 for best album, she did a good job as usual. Its PJ and everything she does is good.

    23 Aug 2013 Reply
  • sick_boy88

    This is the least interesting PJ Harvey album. [2]

    6 May 2013 Reply
  • owlies

    Agreed, not the best. But good fortune, big exit, whores hustle, wicked tongue are superb songs. She's using so much flange on her vocals - it should have a more experimental psychedelic feel, but it doesn't

    5 May 2013 Reply
  • EricValeev

    one of the greatest albums of all time

    1 May 2013 Reply
  • sunheadbowed

    Actually, This Is Love isn't too bad. I forgot about that one. It's not a favourite, though.

    3 Mar 2013 Reply
  • sunheadbowed

    I also agree with deardeadfriend. The first three tracks are AWESOME, then the rest of the album is auto-pilot boring.

    2 Mar 2013 Reply
  • sunheadbowed

    V sheep!!

    2 Mar 2013 Reply
  • tomeksj1

    All these people who think that hating 'commercial' (whatever it means in their opinion, although I don't consider this album mainstream) music makes them knowledgeable and sophisticated... Ridiculous.

    23 Feb 2013 Reply
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    31 Jan 2013 Reply
  • borgy

    I think this is a masterpiece. It a shame so many people are sheep. This may be her most 'commercial' album but if you think this is 'commercial' or even mainstream, you don't remember what bands were massive in the year 2000/2001 the period this album was released. This was so far removed from all that, cause it doesn't sound dated at all!!

    18 Jan 2013 Reply
  • feliposo

    I love the fact PJ never does what is expected from her. She is really free.

    2 Nov 2012 Reply
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