14 Songs, 40 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Since her 1992 debut, PJ Harvey has purposefully defied characterization, each new record deliberately and meticulously exploring a new facet of her guitar-heavy sound. On her eighth album, she goes full-tilt indie rock, playing all instruments (except drums), recording a full minute of seagull calls (“Seagulls”), and featuring a two-minute, expletive-filled tantrum. She’s as strident as ever, singing “You can’t make me be a wife” on dark folk ballad “The Pocket Knife”, while “The Letter” sees Harvey reveling in her sexuality.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Since her 1992 debut, PJ Harvey has purposefully defied characterization, each new record deliberately and meticulously exploring a new facet of her guitar-heavy sound. On her eighth album, she goes full-tilt indie rock, playing all instruments (except drums), recording a full minute of seagull calls (“Seagulls”), and featuring a two-minute, expletive-filled tantrum. She’s as strident as ever, singing “You can’t make me be a wife” on dark folk ballad “The Pocket Knife”, while “The Letter” sees Harvey reveling in her sexuality.

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