Those year-end lists have started to appear - is it me or is it early this year? - and, depressingly unexpectedly, PJ Harvey's 'Let England Shake' is appearing all over them. More often than not, it's hovering in or around the Top 5 if not occupying the top spot itself.
"It's brave!" "It's thought-provoking!" "It's topical!" "It's
You know what it's not, though? One thing that's KIND of important for a record to be, it being a primarily audio-based art form?
Opinions and all, blah blah blah, but fuck it. This is a terrible record and any "best of" list that has it anywhere nearby is automatically invalidated.