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 HARVEY,PJ - IS THIS DESIRE
Released:28/9/1998
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HARVEY,PJ - IS THIS DESIRE

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Author of a brand of feminine angst that far predates the Alanis nation, Polly Jean Harvey brings a heretofore-unseen level of drama to the pop form. She is possessed of a rage that is finely focused, and an artistic sensibility that injects her music with a disarming, highly literate edge. Her fifth album, 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.

Track Listings
Discs 1
1)Angelene
2)Sky Lit Up
3)Wind
4)My Beautiful Leah
5)Perfect Day Elise
6)Catherine
7)Electric Light
8)Garden
9)Joy
10)River
11)No Girl So Sweet
12)Is This Desire

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  • Rock/Pop

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