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PJ Harvey
« on: February 27, 2011, 07:09:34 PM »
Anyone a fan?  See her on NME Awards last night?  Order the new album?



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Re: PJ Harvey
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2011, 07:54:34 PM »
i'm a fan;  didn't know she performed, i'll have to search for it.  i do have her new album, let england shake, but i'm still on the fence as far as how i feel about it.
it's a little more subtle performance musically.

i miss her rocking days
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Re: PJ Harvey
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2011, 08:04:37 PM »
How does Let England Shake compare to, say, Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea or that collab album she did - A Woman a Man Walks By?

Anyone who inspires Nick Cave is a heroine of mine.  ;)


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Re: PJ Harvey
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2011, 08:12:30 PM »
stories from the city is probably my favorite album of hers,  so it would be hard for something to compare to it. that had guitars front and center and she was singing loud at the top of the mix,

even off a woman a man, i really enjoyed 'black hearted love'

this album compares more closely to her most recent (solo) work,  White Chalk.  she sings in the same high register, guitars are more pushed into the background.
I think White Chalk is better, though.

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Re: PJ Harvey
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2011, 12:33:48 AM »
I think the new album is fantastic. It's probably closer to White Chalk or This Is Desire? than her rockier records. The Soldier from her last John Parish collaboration is actually something of a precursor, she explores very similar themes of war and damage it does and sings in the similar high register, though the instrumentation is rather different, much "fuller".

Stories... is a great album but it would land in the bottom half of the list if I was ranking her albums - it's perhaps a tad too straight for my liking. All her other albums have these undercurrents of tension, weirdness, uneasiness to them and on Stories they're pretty much ironed out.

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Re: PJ Harvey
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2011, 04:08:17 AM »
The greatest female artist of all time

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Re: PJ Harvey
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2011, 04:54:24 AM »
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Anyone who inspires Nick Cave is a heroine of mine.  ;)

Some would argue that Nick himself was inspired by heroin...

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Re: PJ Harvey
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2011, 05:25:35 AM »
Dammit, Briscoe . . .

;)

I walked into that one.

Well, I am excited to have found some other PJ fans on the forum!  I look forward to the new album, then - will have to get on that - and will be back with my thoughts. 

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Re: PJ Harvey
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2011, 11:37:24 AM »
This is how bands should tour their latest releases:

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Re: PJ Harvey
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2011, 12:11:50 PM »
I made it through two songs of her Coachella performance and I moved on. I keep wanting to like her material, but it's just not working for me.

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Re: PJ Harvey
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2011, 05:03:57 PM »
Fantastic singer and compared to other female solo artists of the last 20 years I reckon pretty much untouchable. Stories.... is the most accessible album, beautiful songs with balls too. Dry is great and others offer different sounds and challenges to herself and her fans. I need to get the more recent stuff.  She's managed by Principle Management and toured with U2 which is always a bonus. Wish I'd been there to see those gigs.

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PJ Harvey
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2014, 09:28:47 PM »
So I have heard a couple of PJ songs and really liked them (This is Love is a great tune) so I decided to buy a cheap used copy of Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea today. Good place to start?

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Re: PJ Harvey
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2014, 12:55:27 AM »
Yep, very, although she is an artist who never makes 2 albums in the same style. Compare stories from the city with let England shake or white chalk... Incredible differences.

But if you like her guitar work, stories is a great starter. Then grab let England shake for a contrast of epic proportions.

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Re: PJ Harvey
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2014, 06:18:30 AM »
I saw PJ Harvey support our very own u2 on the Zoo Tv tour a few times

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Re: PJ Harvey
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2014, 06:20:23 AM »
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I saw PJ Harvey support our very own u2 on the Zoo Tv tour a few times

How was it?