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 3:51 191,083
2 Good Fortune 3:20 244,055
3 A Place Called Home 3:42 182,304
4 One Line 3:14 186,830
5 Beautiful Feeling 4:00 171,715
6 The Whores Hustle and the Hustlers Whore 4:00 144,003
7 This Mess We're In 3:57 233,435
8 You Said Something 3:19 168,188
9 Kamikaze 2:24 158,596
10 This Is Love 3:45 234,746
11 Horses in My Dreams 5:37 131,466
12 We Float 6:09 140,289

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  • TravellingLai

    Her best album if you ask me.

    4 Feb 3:57pm Reply
  • VultureNation

    First PJ Harvey record I've listened to. Pleasantly surprised!

    4 Jan 12:00am Reply
  • Peppilapou

    Sheela na gig ? Umh , ok . Water ? I love it . Easy ? Have to admit it ! :) The Garden , Dry , Snake - everyone who listens to her songs exactly knows why . I guess . Stories from the city , stories from the sea is probably the point of which I can say , I stopped to follow P.J. Harveys progress . Certainly because it couldn ´t quite get better . Commercial ? Maybe . But to me it IS her masterpiece . Though I don ´t know this person , sure - it may sound stupid but listening to this album makes me proud of her . Right now , we float . Winter . It ´s freaking cold . I ´m lonesome . I got a guitar and I ´ll get myself something to drink . :)

    27 Dec 2014 Reply
  • othersider95

    Been listening to it back and forth from work the past few weeks. Absolutely wonderful music.

    10 Nov 2014 Reply
  • curiar

    i love this album

    23 Oct 2014 Reply
  • MoonlitTears

    ugh @ this cover

    25 Sep 2014 Reply
  • ShmoofingFabsee

    I think overall I prefer Dry and Rid of Me because they're darker, but damn. This album is just relentlessly interesting. Each individual track is absolutely fantastic and none of them seem samey. I wouldn't consider this album to have any "filler" tracks, but listening to this album on repeat from start to finish doesn't even get boring because it is so, wonderfully, dynamic.

    19 Aug 2014 Reply
  • SrJohnnyCat

    This album is the definition of kickass album, like, really.

    14 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Diving-Up

    What's up with the release date?

    30 Jul 2014 Reply
  • 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 2014 Reply
  • iTylor

    What a beautiful cover.

    11 Feb 2014 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
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