To Bring You My Love

PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love
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Based on 5 reviews
1995 Ratings: #28 / 438
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Based on 297 ratings
1995 Ratings: #5
February 28, 1995 / Release Date
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This album is like the definition of "raw". The guitars and basses all sound like theyre playing from an amp thats under 30 meters of dirt, and i believe that was the sound Polly Jean was going for considering all of the other acoustic instrumentals are effectively cleaner than the average in the indusrty, thus creating a contrast of sound within this album which adds a whole other layer to the tension. Add to the rawness and tension PJ's grimey-bluesy yet still very pretty vocal ... read more
It has grown on me over time, such a pulled back and raw sound, very minimal and still potent.
Not a daily driver, but fits a certain mood better than almost anything else. Harvey's voice is genuinely stong. I don't necessarily mean it in a powerful way, it's just unignorable, weather she's being gentle and vulnerable or brash and dominant over the song, there's a very captivating sexual undertone to the whole vibe of this.
The low tasty, and yet you would have thought it too ... read more
The elite four of female artists in my opinion:

Björk, PH Harvey, Joanna Newsom, and Kate Bush
I recently saw PJ Harvey in concert, and she is definitely a mountain biking vampire witch from the future. Her voice on this album is so fucking raw that it legally can't be served at restaurants. It is epic from the initial bass line to her amazing wailing towards the end of 'The Dancer.' An album that I found extremely easy to love, Peej knows how to put on a show, and this is one of her most accessible projects!!
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Track List

  1. To Bring You My Love
  2. Meet Ze Mostra
  3. Working For The Man
  4. C'mon Billy
  5. Teclo
  6. Long Snake Moan
  7. Down By The Water
  8. I Think I'm A Mother
  9. Send His Love To Me 
  10. The Dancer
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