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Is This Desire?


Download links and information about Is This Desire? by PJ Harvey. This album was released in 1998 and it belongs to Rock, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 40:35 minutes.

Artist: PJ Harvey
Release date: 1998
Genre: Rock, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 12
Duration: 40:35
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No. Title Length
1. Angelene 3:34
2. The Sky Lit Up 1:52
3. The Wind 4:01
4. My Beautiful Leah 1:59
5. A Perfect Day Elise 3:06
6. Catherine 4:05
7. Electric Light 3:04
8. The Garden 4:12
9. Joy 3:40
10. The River 4:52
11. No Girl so Sweet 2:45
12. Is This Desire? 3:25



After the clear-cut artistic success of To Bring You My Love, PJ Harvey slowed herself down. She took two and a half years to record the follow-up with the lovely and shockingly subtle Is This Desire?. Where her other albums had gone for the red meat of rural blues and electrified post-punk guitars, Is This Desire? dipped itself into arrangements that defied easy categorization. The drums could still pummel on the fuzzed-out freakout of “A Perfect Day Elise,” but they took a backseat to the ethereal and avant-garde touches of “Angelene,” “The Sky Lit Up” and “Electric Light,” where one can hear her idiosyncratic style coming together amidst the forced isolation of living on a large estate back in her hometown of Yeovil. Her alliances with Nick Cave and Captain Beefheart encouraged her to explore her most insular impulses and tracks such as “Catherine,” “My Beautiful Leah” and “The Garden” speak a private musical language that pushes forth a beautiful and true vision of Harvey’s haunted world.