AOTY 2017
Is This Desire?
PJ Harvey - Is This Desire?
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
1998 Ratings: #44 / 86
User Score
Based on 58 ratings
1998 Ratings: #20
Your Review
Apr 23, 2017
Candas
80
The multitalented singer/songwriters's fourth album 'Is This Desire?' is her most underrated effort yet and the reason for that might be the fact that it was released after her critically acclaimed debut and sophomore albums and her breakthrough third album, also 'Is This Desire?' was followed by the fan favourite 'Stories From the City'. But Is This Desire is definitely PJ Harvey's most experimental work so far. After bisbanding her trio that helped her out in her first 2 albums, PJ moved on ... read more
Jun 21, 2017
plowo
81
electronica pj
May 4, 2017*
WildChameleon
87
Ok. Is This Desire ? is an uneasy album.

+ In my opinion, some of the best tracks that PJ Harvey had made (Angelene, The Wind, A Perfect Day Elise, The Garden, Catherine) ...
+ Perfect haunting atmosphere ...
+ Way more crafted than THSDP and TBYML

- ... But the album is a huge patchwork (typically, the album has 2 type of tracks : more catchy like Joy , Is this Desire ? or The Sky Lit Up and the haunted tracks : majority of the album)
- ... That is broke by "parasite" tracks (the ... read more
Oct 3, 2016
NR
Not as good as its predecessors, but its very good.It does not have even one throwaway or average song.
Feb 18, 2016
Space Vacation
88
I get humongous Death Grips and Bjork vibes from some of this piece.
I honestly tried to hold myself back from bringing it up in fear of exposing myself but the more I listen to this record the more I need to share my strange assumption... hopefully people don't think less of me ^_^
Extremely awesome, too.
Love this album already!
Contrast in sound is spectacular when done right which this album absolutely does.
Track List
  1. Angelene
  2. The Sky Lit Up
  3. The Wind
  4. My Beautiful Leah
  5. A Perfect Day Elise
  6. Catherine
  7. Electric Light
  8. The Garden
  9. Joy
  10. The River
  11. No Girl So Sweet
  12. Is This Desire?
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