Friday, January 16, 2015

Perfect Polly

The Guardian's Ben Hewitt has taken the fact that PJ Harvey starts recording her new album today - in public at Somerset House - as a cue to picking her top ten tracks. 'Big Exit' is a tremendous opener to the bold, confident Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea, but 'On Battleship Hill' is, for me, a slightly leftfield choice from the career-best Let England Shake - I'd probably plump for 'The Glorious Land' or 'The Words That Maketh Murder'.

Hewitt's excellent justifications have convinced me to revisit both Dry and Rid Of Me, to invest in To Bring You My Love (shamefully I don't own it, though I was blown away by footage of her performing 'Down By The Water' on Later...) and to give White Chalk (an album about which I've always been lukewarm) another try.

(Thanks to Ali for the link.)


Suresh said...

To Bring You My Love is essential

Suresh said...

I have been on a Fiona Apple binge of late lately. Her latest album the Idler Wheel is truly truly excellent......