PJ Harvey

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PJ Harvey
« on: October 14, 2017, 06:26:55 AM »
Sorry (well no i am not) but i HAD to start a thread for the incomporable Polly Jean....Any other fans here?

Just listened to Let England Shake - the word masterpiece is thrown around a lot, but for my money this record absolutely deserves to be called one.

It isn't alone in this incredible artists cannon either IMO....

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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2017, 09:55:27 AM »
I kinda like me a bit of PJ. Was lucky enough to see her support u2 (twice), on the mighty Zoo Tv tour. One of the shows, there was a bit of a technical meltdown :)

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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2017, 08:26:35 PM »
Incredible live.
Hey, hey, sha la la

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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2017, 02:53:58 AM »
I had a PJ Harvey day yesterday. I'm also a huge Nick Cave fan.

I can't get into 'Let England Shake' but I do absolutely love the new album 'Hope 6 Demolition Project' ... that is incredible.

My other favourite albums are

Stories from the city...
Is This Desire?
To bring you my love.

Some of the other albums I just can't get into. It's her voice sometimes. It can grate on me when it's uber-shrill or shrieking.

I've seen her live 2 or 3 times and she's great.

I've liked her since I was about 14 but I keep forgetting about her and rediscovering her throughout my life. Some albums I love. Others don't interest me.


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« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2017, 03:06:31 AM »
I had a PJ Harvey day yesterday. I'm also a huge Nick Cave fan.

I can't get into 'Let England Shake' but I do absolutely love the new album 'Hope 6 Demolition Project' ... that is incredible.

My other favourite albums are

Stories from the city...
Is This Desire?
To bring you my love.

Some of the other albums I just can't get into. It's her voice sometimes. It can grate on me when it's uber-shrill or shrieking.

I've seen her live 2 or 3 times and she's great.

I've liked her since I was about 14 but I keep forgetting about her and rediscovering her throughout my life. Some albums I love. Others don't interest me.


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May i recommend, Sir.....

The Peel Sessions 1991–2004

If you haven't tried it - do. It features a cross section of her work as played for John Peel down the years. I think it is incredible.

https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/9621-the-peel-sessions-1991-2004/


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« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2017, 03:08:23 AM »
I had a PJ Harvey day yesterday. I'm also a huge Nick Cave fan.

I can't get into 'Let England Shake' but I do absolutely love the new album 'Hope 6 Demolition Project' ... that is incredible.

My other favourite albums are

Stories from the city...
Is This Desire?
To bring you my love.

Some of the other albums I just can't get into. It's her voice sometimes. It can grate on me when it's uber-shrill or shrieking.

I've seen her live 2 or 3 times and she's great.

I've liked her since I was about 14 but I keep forgetting about her and rediscovering her throughout my life. Some albums I love. Others don't interest me.


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May i recommend, Sir.....

The Peel Sessions 1991–2004

If you haven't tried it - do. It features a cross section of her work as played for John Peel down the years. I think it is incredible.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Peel_Sessions_1991–2004


Yes I have it ... Not heard it for a while but I'll give it another go


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« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2017, 10:24:10 AM »
PJ who? 😂😂

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« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2017, 10:48:52 AM »

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« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2017, 10:51:28 AM »
I think she rocks! Smee you are blessed to have seen her as support for U2, how cool ! In my time we had
Fatima mansions..........
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« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2017, 04:43:02 PM »
I think she rocks! Smee you are blessed to have seen her as support for U2, how cool ! In my time we had
Fatima mansions..........
I’ve seen really great U2 support acts over the years - Pogues, BB King, the corrs , one Republic, snow patrol, Interpol, Muse...... would have loved to see Pearl Jam in Honolulu on vertigo - tried to but couldn’t


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« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2017, 04:49:08 PM »
Sorry (well no i am not) but i HAD to start a thread for the incomporable Polly Jean....Any other fans here?

Just listened to Let England Shake - the word masterpiece is thrown around a lot, but for my money this record absolutely deserves to be called one.

It isn't alone in this incredible artists cannon either IMO....
So ...... you have to choose. For the rest of your life you can only choose one: PJ or U2 ..... go


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« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2017, 04:53:01 PM »
Sorry (well no i am not) but i HAD to start a thread for the incomporable Polly Jean....Any other fans here?

Just listened to Let England Shake - the word masterpiece is thrown around a lot, but for my money this record absolutely deserves to be called one.

It isn't alone in this incredible artists cannon either IMO....
So ...... you have to choose. For the rest of your life you can only choose one: PJ or U2 ..... go


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As the artists stand today....PJ hands down.

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PJ Harvey
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2017, 04:54:00 PM »
Sorry (well no i am not) but i HAD to start a thread for the incomporable Polly Jean....Any other fans here?

Just listened to Let England Shake - the word masterpiece is thrown around a lot, but for my money this record absolutely deserves to be called one.

It isn't alone in this incredible artists cannon either IMO....
So ...... you have to choose. For the rest of your life you can only choose one: PJ or U2 ..... go


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As the artists stand today....PJ hands down.

Sorry!
Traitor ...... of course PJ is a decade younger so a less than fair comparison “as artists stand today” - I really meant based on entire catalog. Not sure if that changes anything ....... I suppose a decade ago U2 was already at a point where their best days were behind them in hindsight. Other than Beethoven’s 9th (look it up), I don’t think any  artist had done their best work past age 50
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« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2017, 05:15:30 PM »
Sorry (well no i am not) but i HAD to start a thread for the incomporable Polly Jean....Any other fans here?

Just listened to Let England Shake - the word masterpiece is thrown around a lot, but for my money this record absolutely deserves to be called one.

It isn't alone in this incredible artists cannon either IMO....
So ...... you have to choose. For the rest of your life you can only choose one: PJ or U2 ..... go


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As the artists stand today....PJ hands down.

Sorry!
Traitor ...... of course PJ is a decade younger so a less than fair comparison “as artists stand today” - I really meant based on entire catalog. Not sure if that changes anything ....... I suppose a decade ago U2 was already at a point where their best days were behind them in hindsight. Other than Beethoven’s 9th (look it up), I don’t think any  artist had done their best work past age 50

Yeah PJ's first album was 1992 so twelve years after u2's.

It is an inbalanced comparison as you say.

That said 25 years after her first she is arguably at a creative peak.....it could be argued that 25 years after u2's first that steep decline had set in.

All subjective of course I love both.....

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« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2017, 09:46:26 AM »
Never got into her. Saw her open for U2 in Pittsburgh 2001. Not sure if it was the acoustics of Mellon Arena (VERY possible), but she didn't sound good at all. Screechy and tinny. Sad that that keeps me from appreciating/listening to her stuff.
I saw Gloria live. Even if I never see the band live again, at least I saw Gloria live. :)