Well… after all the spit-and-polish of “Stories From the City…” it’s nice to hear PJ Harvey is back to distorted guitars and caterwauling again, isn’t it?
I mean, that’s what I expected to feel anyway. I had heard that her new album was going to be more of a return to her roots. As much as I loved “Dry” and “Rid of Me”, I really expected to be happy about that. But listening to her perform, I found myself missing the more mature sound she has been moving steadily towards on her past 2 outings. You just can’t please some people I guess. I’ll reserve judgement until I hear the whole album so… stay tuned.
PS – what the hell was up with the yellow industrial work gloves??