June 12, 2012

PJ Harvey - exploring the finer points of life, angst and love gone very haywire.

As long as we're in a Singer-Songwriter vein this week, I thought I would toss some PJ Harvey into the mix. Harvey hasn't captured the mainstream market, and its doubtful she ever will. Her material is too unflinching and visceral to be neatly tied into a convenient package. And that's a good thing, because she's been influential to a number of up-and-comers in recent years who have borrowed liberally from her in many different ways. But PJ Harvey is an original, and however you feel about her, you don't feel ambivalence.

Tonight it's a session she recorded for John Peel at The BBC on November 10, 2000.

Here's the track lineup:

1. This Wicked Tongue
2. Somebody's Down, Somebody's Name
3. Beautiful Feeling
4. Nickel Under The Foot.

Music that screams "Don't Blend In." So don't.

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