We have been giving too many good reviews in the past couple of issues of Free Williamsburg. So here are a couple of bad ones: The Wisdom Of Harry and Jimi Tenor just released a couple of duds on Matador. A surprise, since Matador (and sometimes Thrill Jockey) is usually my label of choice. That said, we can move on to more flattery.
I cannot flatter PJ Harvey (aka Polly Jean) enough on her latest and 6th
release, Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea. Like the
dual nature of her vocal style, fluctuating between birdsong and assault,
the newest release on Island records is at times tender and at times (excuse
the word) rocking. Recorded both in rural Dorset and metropolitan New
York, the bipolarity of the album makes sense.
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