Musicians who have full creative control and total awareness of their artistic goals are always worth of praise.
If they are in addition talented, insightful and surprising, they deserve nothing less than admiration.
When they possess the rare ability of good songwriting, they are entitled to lifelong passion.
Such is the case of PJ Harvey.
As her first new songs begin to appear, my heart has already started pounding with anticipation:
With an album more focused on the ‘outward world’, Polly Jean is once again entering new ground.
Using samples and with a long-waited return of the guitar, her new album is bound to be as elegant as plain good:
To be adored.