Is This Desire?

PJ Harvey - Is This Desire?
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
1998 Ratings: #35 / 107
User Score
Based on 318 ratings
1998 Ratings: #48
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Windy
85

c a t h e r i n e l i k e d h i g h p l a c e s
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I almost forgot about this album! Just yesterday I saw it at a local record store, and I realized that I had never actually listened to it all the way through - just the first few songs. I bought the record and listened to the full album, and I was surprised by how... 'unique' it is. In PJ's discography, this album kinda stands out, especially for when it came out.

First - the album is much "slower" than any of its ... read more

LukasLima
80

Em "Is This Desire?", PJ Harvey explora um som mais diferente, um pouco mais "calmo" sem deixar aquele som mais agressivo de lado, ele se divide nesses dois tipos de som, formando um álbum bem interessante de se ouvir. Gosto bastante de discos desse estilo, a produção dele é muito boa, as faixas foram bem construídas, cada uma com o seu propósito.
Seus vocais estavam muito bons, transmitindo bastante emoção. O ... read more

pedrosabe16
93

'Is This Desire?' presents Polly over a sparse and moodier production. Her vocals are mostly soft and poignant. This album reminds me of Potishead, Sade and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. It's a style that I personally love. The less impressive points of the album are when she lets go of that ambiance. Would give it a higher score wasn't it for those moments and the disjointed nature of the album. The tracklist looks like it could have used some perfecting. Other than that, a phenomenal album.

newjeans
95

favourite tracks: angelene, the sky lit up, the wind, my beautiful leah, a perfect day elise, catherine, the garden, joy, the river, no girl so sweet, is this desire?

least favourite tracks: electric light.

adrianiturralde
95

I felt high listening to this.

From fav to least fav:
- The River
- The Wind
- The Garden
- No Girl So Sweet
- A Perfect Day Elise
- My Beautiful Leah
- Catherine
- Joy
- The Sky Lit Up
- Is This Desire?
- Angelene
- Electric Light

pedrosabe16
93

'Is This Desire?' presents Polly over a sparse and moodier production. Her vocals are mostly soft and poignant. This album reminds me of Potishead, Sade and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. It's a style that I personally love. The less impressive points of the album are when she lets go of that ambiance. Would give it a higher score wasn't it for those moments and the disjointed nature of the album. The tracklist looks like it could have used some perfecting. Other than that, a phenomenal album.

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Track List

1Angelene
3:34
93
2The Sky Lit Up
1:52
88
3The Wind
4:01
91
4My Beautiful Leah
1:59
93
5A Perfect Day Elise
3:06
92
6Catherine
4:05
94
7Electric Light
3:04
89
8The Garden
4:12
93
9Joy
3:40
89
10The River
4:52
94
11No Girl so Sweet
2:45
89
12Is This Desire?
3:25
95
Total Length: 40 minutes

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