Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea

Although it was originally released back in 2000, I only just came across PJ Harvey’s “Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea” a few months ago. Since then I’ve played it almost every day on my commute to and from work without once getting bored of it — it’s been my soundtrack for 2006 to date.

The stand-out 5-star tracks for me are “One Line” and “The Whores Hustle and the Hustlers Whore,” but almost every track on the album is worth a solid 3 or 4 stars. The only weak point for me is “This Mess We’re In,” which to my ears is ruined by Tom Yorke’s irritating whining.

Anyway, here’s the filthy lucre commission link, in case I’ve persuaded you to part with some hard-earned (or not) cash:

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