PJ Harvey | Let England Shake A Review

PJ Harvey 8th Studio Album entitled Let England Shake is set to drop later this month. The English singer/songwriter Polly Jean Harvey has been putting out notable music for well over two decades now and judging by the quality of her latest work as no signs of slowing down. She has had a long and colourful career receiving critical praise from across the board, from being voted artist of the year by Rolling Stone to topping a list of greatest women in rock music according to Q Magazine. Her latest album Let England Shake may have been recorded in a church but its subject matter is far from peaceful. Let England Shake delivers a sense of newness and exploration in terms of musical composition. While still being recognizable as rock album Let England Shake also takes stylistic detours into less familiar territory. The lyrics are deeply associated with war and its complex nature, often describing the cheers of war stained by the loss and suffering. The album has an experimental feel to it, from the vocal styling to places certain tracks and their melodies take you.

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