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James Reed’s top albums of 2011


“Let England Shake’’ War and its lingering devastation are not the most obvious hallmarks of riveting rock music. Yet somehow Harvey wove them together against a backdrop of clanging melodies on the year’s most visceral album in indie rock. It was a train wreck for the ears: The imagery was gruesome, but you couldn’t stop listening.

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