The Face Oct. ‘98
PJ Harvey ‘Is This Desire?’ (Island)
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There’s nothing on Peej’s fifth album as sleek and symphonic as ‘C’Mon Billy’. Instead it combines sonorous lows ("My Beautiful Leah"), spook-jazz (‘The Garden’) and the odd ‘black-Bjork’ high (‘Jov’). And the shuffling , frankly frightening ‘The Wind’ contains ‘portions of ‘Plant Of The Apes’. Devastating