Toned Down Tuesdays: PJ Harvey – Let England Shake

Posted on 05/03/2011 by


PJ Harvey is a master of experimentation. A seeker of originality, Harvey’s sound is never duplicated from album to album. This is true for Let England Shake. Her music is the result of a  combination of influences like fellow english poet T.S. Eliot and musical groups the Doors and The Pogues – as well as being inspired by paintings from Salvador Dali. Directed by the art of these past visionaries, PJ Harvey takes a critical stance on contemporary political turmoil in Afghanistan and Iraq – and does so effectively. Let England shake is considered to be one of the best albums of 2011 so far, take a listen and see if you agree.

The Last Living Rose: Download

On Battleship Hill: Download