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PJ Harvey - Is This Desire

Re issue of the original 1998 album Is This Desire?


Is This Desire? finds Harvey delivering on the promise of her earlier albums: without losing any of the rage of her earlier, more guitar-driven work, she further refines her psychotic tales of obsession and despair, all the while laying down a sonic groundwork which is always experimental and unexpected, including a heavy dose of electronica. Harvey's trademark whisper-to-a-scream vocal style is present throughout is this desire. The Sky Lit Up sees a casual, almost spoken vocal erupt slowly into an otherworldy wail, accented perfectly by wild guitar textures. 


Catherine is a sublime, evocative ballad, whose vitriolic lyrics are juxtaposed against a soft, rolling backing track. The Garden skips along at a determined pace, with keyboard textures and swelling strings making it a quintessential PJ Harvey composition: haunting, angry and thoroughly unusual.




A2The Sky Lit Up 
A3The Wind 
A4My Beautiful Leah 
A5A Perfect Day Elise 
B1Electric Light 
B2The Garden 
B4The River 
B5No Girl So Sweet 
B6Is This Desire?

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PJ Harvey - Is This Desire


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