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Album Review: PJ Harvey Let England Shake

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Rating: 5/5

Let England Shake album cover. Photo / Supplied
Let England Shake album cover. Photo / Supplied

The Queen of Scream, PJ Harvey, reconnects with her folk-blues roots on her eighth album, Let England Shake.

Aptly recorded in a 19th-century church in Dorset, the English singer traverses the trenches of Gallipoli and the Afghan frontline, laying out a sombre lesson in war.

The tracks melt perfectly into one another, weaving together a musical story of carnage and doom. It's a concept record only Harvey could pull off with such feeling and intensity. Brilliant.

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