In the week that Polly Harvey turns 50, what better time to look back over 50 gems from her back catalogue – and sort them in order of greatness
50. Who the Fuck? (2004)
A rare moment of levity in the Harvey oeuvre: all the mad-eyed, vengeful, shrieking fury of Rid of Me brought to bear upon a hairdresser who has made the mistake of messing up the singer’s cut and blow dry: “Get your comb out of there! You can’t straighten my curls! Fuck you! Fuck you!”
49. Harder (1995)
Harvey’s B-sides can provide rich pickings: if you can understand why Harder didn’t make the cut for To Bring You My Love – there’s no getting around the fact that it’s essentially a song about an erect penis – the sheer lascivious relish and the twisting guitar riff are irresistible.
48. Water (1992)
You could hear the influence of US alt-rock on Dry, but its contents seemed to have a different kind of intensity to anything else around at the time, as shown by Water’s mysterious depiction of a suicide that could be driven by love or by religious mania: gripping, punishing listening.
47. Guilty (2016)
Recorded for The Hope Six Demolition Project, but left off the album and subsequently released as a single, Guilty is far darker than the album that preceeded it: no mean feat, but with its barrage of percussion, discordant brass and synths and a lyric about drone strikes, it pulls it off with grim aplomb.
Fifty years ago today, the groundbreaking British sketch series “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” premiered on the U.K.’s BBC One and forever changed the world of comedy. The troupe’s absurd humor was a subversive poke in the eye to buttoned-up British society. Sketches like the “Ministry of Silly Walks,” “The Spanish Inquisition,” and “The Dead Parrot” became comedy classics. Dana Jacobson reports.
The End of the F***ing World became a phenomenon when it was first released two years ago, and fans of the series have been waiting for answers about the massive cliffhanger for season one. There haven’t been any updates on the outcome but we know that second season has been confirmed which will be on Channel 4/Netflix that will premiere in November.
The End Of The F World Season 2 Plot Details
Moreover, it was also revealed that the second season will be set two years later and the first look pictures have revealed alongside the unveiling of a brand new character. In this new photo, we see Alyssa (Jessica Barden) is seen dressed in a diner uniform, while the photos also tease the mysterious Bonnie (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’s Naomi Ackie), an outsider with a troubled past and a connection to Alyssa.
The cast member that is missing is James who is played by Alex Lawther. His fate is unknown at the end of the season one he was shot by someone which means he might be dead or in person. Moreover, the shooting for season 2 began earlier this year. This was confirmed by star Barden through an Instagram post. Also, during an interview Lawther in which he was asked how he would like to see season two start, joking: “[Jessica] was saying how she would like the second series to start with a musical on the beach – taking a role in a musical version of The End of the F***ing World, which I would be completely up for!