Tuesday, October 7 2014
PopMatters' coverage of the 2000s' best recordings continues with selections spanning Swedish progressive metal to minimalist electro-R&B.
Wednesday, December 28 2011
This year's top artists are a diverse lot represented by two of the world's biggest pop divas, a plethora of critically adored indie faves, some new talents emerging from the hip-hop underground, a couple of veteran Americana acts, and a few alt-rock legends among many more.
Wednesday, December 14 2011
Some of 2011's best songwriting came from artists whose work could be broadly defined as "alternative". Few of these artists fit the mold of the traditional singer-songwriter, creating music the blurs the lines defining genres.
Tuesday, November 27 2007
PJ Harvey talks to PopMatters about her haunting new album, learning piano by ear, limitless imagination, and why she decided to do a string of solo shows to bring White Chalk to her fans.
Tuesday, January 31 2012
These videos deftly match Harvey's exploration of England's wartime past with artfully filmed images of its present.
Monday, February 14 2011
Recorded in a 19th century Dorset church, Polly Jean's latest focuses heavily on nationalism, warfare, and the use and abuse of the autoharp.
Tuesday, February 8 2011
Don't bother reading this review. Just go out and buy the record. Y'all should probably put some clothes on first, though.
Monday, October 1 2007
It’s rare that music this supernatural is also this visceral. White Chalk wields ghostly knives, but they cut deep.
Monday, May 29 2006
This tour documentary is able to do what most artists can only dream about: it re-animates PJ Harvey's back catalogue, re-invents her sound palette, and flaunts (in the most positive way) her skill and versatility not only as a singer, musician, and visual artist, but also as a businesswoman.
Sunday, January 9 2011
PJ Harvey Let England Shake (Vagrant/Island) Releasing: 15 February It's pretty much a major cultural event every time PJ Harvey releases a new album. One
Monday, April 26 2010
If the 30 coolest people on the planet (30 because that is how many most likely remain) were to be ranked by awesomeness, innovation, and talent, PJ