PJ Harvey

PJ Harvey

PJ Harveys new album was recorded in a 19th Century church in Dorset, on a cliff-top overlooking the sea. It was created with a cast of musicians including such long-standing allies as Flood, John Parish, and Mick Harvey. It is the eighth PJ Harvey album, following 2007s acclaimed White Chalk, and the Harvey/Parish collaboration A Woman A Man Walked By.

Such are the bare facts. But what is remarkable about Let England Shake is bound up with its music, its abiding atmosphere and in particular, its words. If Harveys past work might seem to draw... more