Wednesday, May 11, 2016
World Will End
Another John Peel fave of old, the esteemed PJ Harvey, just released her eleventh studio album to date. And to be honest, it hasn't really convinced me yet. The Hope Six Demolition Project took Polly and her collaborator, the war photographer Seamus Murphy, to Afghanistan, Kosovo and the slums of Washington DC for research purposes. Of course, her reporting from these troubled places earns bonus points for its ambition and scope alone. Musically though, it just feels like a watered-down version of its predecessor, the mighty Let England Shake.
PJ Harvey - The Ministry Of Defence