To Bring You My Love

PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love
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Based on 5 reviews
1995 Ratings: #28 / 444
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Based on 345 ratings
1995 Ratings: #5
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February 28, 1995 / Release Date
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The elite four of female artists in my opinion:

Björk, PH Harvey, Joanna Newsom, and Kate Bush
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
Harveys magnum opus contains some of the most raw material of her career and for a female songwriter. A masterful album unlike no other of that time period.
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
There is an obvious shift from PJ Harvey’s first two record leading into To Bring You My Love. Harvey had left her trio and taken some time to herself before emerging for her first proper solo effort. The results speak for themselves – PJ Harvey does not outright abandon her sound, but drastically shifts it into a new realm. Majority wise, gone are the rises of the loud-quiet-loud dynamic she employed throughout her two initial releases, I’m sure leaving listeners wondering ... read more
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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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