Post by Luna Flavor on Feb 19, 2010 4:25:08 GMT -5
I'm sure there was a thread for PJ... but I also think she's worth another one!
I don't have all of her cd's, (not even White Chalk, cause I ordered it online but it never came...) but I love Stories... and Is this Desire! From Desire, especially tracks River, Angelene, Joy and Perfect Day, Elise. I recently found some videos for PJ's songs on Youtube and they're great, too!
Glasgow Dec 5th 2001 / Hamburg Jun 3rd 2007 / Seinäjoki Jun 15th 2007 / Pori Jul 23rd 2010
Post by estebandesade on Apr 2, 2010 13:46:06 GMT -5
PJ Harvey once toured with Tori Amos, I believe, here in the US. It was somewhere around the "Choirgirl" or "Venus" era. I hate so bad that i missed it, that had to be the best show ever! They are both very unique and also similar in many aspects. They are both so passionate and talented. I got all of PJ's and Tori's albums, instead of really having favorite albums, I more like have favorite songs from each. PJ's music is quite often angry, dark, insane, hilarious, sometimes melancholy, dramatic, and on a very few songs she even seems "happy" (heaven forbid!) but she's a very deep and talented artist. Her main instrument is the guitar, but on "White Chalk" she used a piano to be the lead instrument. It was a great experimental departure from her norm, although she's not as skilled a pianist as Tori, the music is light, spooky, and darkly enchanting. I especially love songs "Oh My Lover", "Plants and Rags", "Me Jane", "Naked Cousin", "Snake", "Ecstasy", "Hardly Wait", "Yuri G", "Driving", "M-Bike", "Rid of Me", "Reeling", "Man-Size", "Meet Ze Monsta", "C'mon Billy", "Teclo", "Long Snake Moan", "The Dancer", "Down By The Water", "Angelene", "The Wind", "A Perfect Day Elise", "The River", "The Bay", "The Garden"... I like most of the stuff from "Stories" too but I can't remember the names of my favorites right now, but from "uh huh her" I really loved "Shame", "Who The Fuck?", "The Letter", "It's You", "Desperate Kingdom of Love", "the Darker Days of me and him", PJ is great.
Hey, her most recent "A Woman A Man Walked By" was pretty good I thought. It was a collaboration between she and John Parish. There were some definite traces of "White Chalk" laced through it, as well as "Rid of Me"
I immediately fell in love with "White Chalk". To me, it was like Bjork's "Vespertine".
I think my favorite is "Rid of Me" so far because it's very raw...and out of all of her albums that I've got it's the one I listen to the most.