Is This Desire?

PJ Harvey - Is This Desire?
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Based on 5 reviews
1998 Ratings: #37 / 94
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Based on 155 ratings
1998 Ratings: #35
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September 29, 1998 / Release Date
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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
The first of PJ Harvey’s albums to not completely shatter my expectations and blow me away, Is This Desire? takes yet another different approaches than her previous effort To Bring You My Love. On her fourth effort, Harvey takes a far more subdued and subtle direction, so brooding at times that it could cross into a goth rock territory; yet another comparison to her already similar sound to The Bad Seeds that developed on her previous album.

There is still a great deal of emotion that ... read more
This album brings back so many memories.
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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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