Label: Smokin Cactus - SC 037 • Format: CD Unofficial Release • Genre: Rock • Style: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock
Recorded during March to Aprilit contains themes of love that are tied into Harvey's affection for New York City. The album became the second major commercial success of her recording career, following her successful breakthrough To Bring You My Love Upon its release, the album received acclaim from most music critics and earned Harvey several accolades, including the Mercury Prize.
Inwhile shooting a film as an actress for Hal Hartley in New York, she felt inspired by the city and wrote several songs. Some of Satisfaction (Stones) - PJ Harvey - Stories From Winter ended on the following album.
Songs were also written while she was in London or at home in Dorset. She had met Yorke in and they had stayed in contact. She said: "I'd long been interested in the idea of somebody else singing a whole song on a record of mine, to have a very different dimension brought in by somebody else's voice.
It adds so much dynamic within the record to have this other character coming in". She wanted the record to be more direct: "It's very different musically to the first couple of albums. It's very melodic, and it's much rounder and fuller. The earlier albums were very black and white in some sense, very extreme. Melodically, this is much more sophisticated than those records. It kind of feels like a combination of every album I've made so far rolled into one. Harvey told Q in"I wanted everything to sound as beautiful as possible.
Having experimented with some dreadful sounds on Is This Desire? I thought, No, I want absolute beauty. I want this album to sing and fly and be full of reverb and lush Aint Nobody - Marcia Hines - Hinesight of melody.
I want it to be my beautiful, sumptuous, lovely piece of work. Pitchfork compared her Satisfaction (Stones) - PJ Harvey - Stories From Winter on the lead single " Good Fortune " to that of Chrissie Hynde while the Los Angeles Times observed: "Her singing often recalls Patti Smith and Siouxsie Siouxartists who, like Harvey, project a sexuality derived from--yet never bound by--rock's male sensibilities.
Stories from the Flashback (Nico Parisi Remix) - 2 Fabiola - Androgyne, Stories from the Sea received critical acclaim from music critics. At Metacriticwhich assigns a normalized rating out of to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 88, based on 25 reviews. Other critics rated it as only average. Spencer Owen of Pitchfork viewed the album as lacking in distinction, saying "the sheen gets slicker and her music gets duller".
The award ceremony was held on 11 September Harvey was in Washington, D. She was announced as the winner and accepted her award Satisfaction (Stones) - PJ Harvey - Stories From Winter phone, saying "It has been a very surreal day. All I can say is thank you very much, I am absolutely stunned.
The album debuted at number 42 on the US Billboard chart. All personnel credits adapted from the album's liner notes. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. PJ Harvey. The New York Observer. Retrieved 25 June Slant Magazine. Retrieved 21 March Retrieved 29 September The Village Voice. New York. In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian eds. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 10 May Is that what you wanted to hear?
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