Let England Shake The longtime shape-shifter follows up 2007's austere White Chalk with Let England Shake , her loosest, most eclectic effort in years. England veers from nervy… Let England Shake The longtime shape-shifter follows up 2007's austere White Chalk with Let England Shake , her loosest, most eclectic effort in years. England veers from nervy… 2011-02-15 P.J. Harvey Rock
Music Review

Let England Shake (2011)

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Details Release Date: Feb 15, 2011; Lead Performance: P.J. Harvey; Genre: Rock

The longtime shape-shifter follows up 2007's austere White Chalk with Let England Shake, her loosest, most eclectic effort in years. England veers from nervy guitar rock to dreamy café pop; ''Written on the Forehead'' even samples an old reggae tune. In characteristically perverse fashion, Harvey uses the bright grooves to present her grim thoughts on the world’s armed conflicts. It's a hoedown for the end of civilization. A

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Originally posted Feb 09, 2011 Published in issue #1142 Feb 18, 2011 Order article reprints
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