Tuesday, 2 November 2010

PJ Harvey

I first heard of PJ Harvey some time in the mid-to-late nineties. Initially I was a bit cautious; we were still in the grip of that patronising "girl-power" thing, Alanis Morissette's angsty caterwauling was getting far too much airtime, and "girls in rock" seemed to be the latest cool thing for labels to try to ram down the throats of the great unwashed.

Of course, I needn't have worried. As it turns out, Morissette isn't even worthy of carrying Polly Jean's guitar case.

Other assurances as to PJ Harvey's undeniable brilliance include a back catalogue that never repeats itself once, various appearances alongside Josh Homme and Mark Lanegan, and songs that fucking rock.

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