Is This Desire?

PJ Harvey - Is This Desire?
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Based on 5 reviews
1998 Ratings: #36 / 92
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Based on 112 ratings
1998 Ratings: #32
September 29, 1998 / Release Date
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Candas
70
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
LaiTheRick
50
PJ Harvey's deeper dive into a darker realm doesn't quite manifest itself too interestingly in terms of the music, aside from some pulsing trip-hop flirtations all over "My Beautiful Leah" and the grandiose "A Perfect Day Elise". Elsewhere, while pockets of beauty are to be found in piano and singing alike, this was far too sluggish to get by.
CheapandLethal
75
Decent
plowo
81
electronica pj
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
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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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