An old crush & a new obsession with Let England Shake by PJ Harvey!!!

Okay… I’m obsessed… like obsessed-obsessed over this new PJ Harvey album called Let England Shake.

I’ve had a crush on PJ Harvey ever since I could kinda see her nipples on the back cover of Dry.

Yep. That’s the one. She’s bold, brash, difficult, challenging, & strong. I love songs, I hate songs, it’s everything that comfort food isn’t to music.

I don’t always like her albums. But then Let England Shake shows up. I was already in love with “The Words That Maketh Murder”, but a song does not an album make.

Oh my. Oh man. This is so good.

It’s odd, weird — like “Revellie” during “The Glorious Land” — and it’s beautiful… Beautiful in that odd yet strong way Harvey herself is. It’s poetry (literally, from what I hear) meets quirk-rock music.

I’ve listened to it 10, maybe 15 times? And I can’t seem to stop. So, I’m going to shut up and listen some more…


“Take me back to England & the grey, damp filthiness of ages, fog rolling down behind the mountains & on the graveyards, and dead sea-captains.” – PJ Harvey, The Last Living Rose


01. Let England Shake
02. The Last Living Rose

03. The Glorious Land
04. The Words That Maketh Murder

05. All And Everyone
06. On Battleship Hill
07. England
08. In The Dark Places
09. Bitter Branches
10. Hanging In The Wire
11. Written On The Forehead

Written On The Forehead by pjharvey

12. The Colour Of The Earth

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3 comments for “An old crush & a new obsession with Let England Shake by PJ Harvey!!!

  1. Kevin
    February 11, 2011 at 1:21 AM

    Bought Rid of Me back in 1993 and hated it. Haven’t really listened to PJ Harvey since then, but I really like both this tracks. Looks like I might finally be warming up the Ms Harvey. However this is so different then nay of her other stuff.

  2. February 11, 2011 at 3:13 AM

    i know what you mean about not always liking her albums… there’s something i really love and admire about her work, even if i don’t always like to listen to the actual tracks. that said- words that maketh murder sounds like a promising track!

  3. February 10, 2011 at 10:42 PM

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