P J Harvey – A British Perspective Question


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Sure, I know there’s a big chance some of y’all don’t listen to her music, but I was wondering if any crew here have heard her last album “Let England Shake”? I love the record, but I can’t help but think that it’d have more meaning for someone from or immediately living in England. I admit, while I can follow along, I’m sure there’s certain bits that are more profound. I’ve been a fan of PJ Harvey for a long time, so I’d like to see a broader perspective. Share what you can.


I like some of her songs, but the whole "from or immediately in England" thing is kind of common in all types of music, if you're from the area an artist is from there's a chance you'll be able to get more of their message.


Adam Daigle wrote:
Sure, I know there’s a big chance some of y’all don’t listen to her music, but I was wondering if any crew here have heard her last album “Let England Shake”? I love the record, but I can’t help but think that it’d have more meaning for someone from or immediately living in England. I admit, while I can follow along, I’m sure there’s certain bits that are more profound. I’ve been a fan of PJ Harvey for a long time, so I’d like to see a broader perspective. Share what you can.

PJ Harvey is pretty sick, I've been into her since before stories, but I haven't heard the album yet. Only heard "Let england shake", and "The words that maketh Murder."

Once I have heard the rest, I'll let you know what I think as a brit ;)

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Sorry, never heard of them before.


Also, what's she goin' on about in "Rub Til It Bleeds"?


The only PJ Harvey album I owned was To Bring You My Love. I really liked a few of the songs, but the rest I couldn't stand listening to.


I like To Bring You My Love, but it isn't one of my favorites. It lacks oomph, in my opinion, although I love the "Big fish, little fish" song. If you haven't given up on her and prefer your music raw and rocking, then I'd suggest checking out her first two. I also like Songs from the City, Songs from the Sea or whatever it was called.

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