The resulting amalgam of jazz, rock, chamber and ambient music sounds stunning on a well-sorted vinyl system. The second and final album by the trio called PJ Harvey before Polly Jean did the obvious thing and went it truly alone doesn't have much by way of light and shade - it's a peculiarly one-note recording.
But, good heavens, it's as immediate and confrontational a recording as has ever been committed to vinyl. Harvey's songs of psychosis and separation suit Albini's sound down to the ground - the levels of attack and aggression he brings, especially to the drumkit, will test any vinyl set-up to the limit.
He'd have them on the floor, on the windows, on the ceiling Aside from some peerless arrangements and one gold-plated classic Teardrop , Mezzanine is notable as one of the first times a major act made an album available for download before its physical release. On vinyl, Mezzanine is an implacable recording; one that packs iron-fisted punch from a widescreen stage. And the way the vocals from the likes of Horace Andy and Elizabeth Fraser, who are about as emotive as they come are recorded make Mezzanine a hugely affecting album when delivered by the right system.
Much of our love for this album as a test disc is down to its opening track, 15 Step , a glorious concoction of live and electronic instruments and glitches comprising some of the most delightfully complex rhythms. That's where we come in. We've assembled the quintessential collection of c jams which should form the foundation of every rock fan's collection.
If you haven't yet started your record collection — where have you been during the vinyl revolution!? He was suffering from severe anorexia and depression during the record's creation, and would ultimately disappear months after it was released.
On its release, The Holy Bible was seen as a disappointment commercially, but praised by critics, and it has only grown in significance due to the events surrounding Richey Edwards.
Buy from Amazon. The opening track, Somewhat Damaged , made the wrong sort of headlines when it was reported to be one of 13 songs used by the CIA at Guantanamo Bay played to detainees as a means of torture. A number of tracks were lengthened, while Ripe was shortened; in total, the vinyl version is almost two hours long.
Fearful of alienating its core fanbase, the band intended to produce a much more abrasive record, closer resembling the sound of debut album Bleach. The Madman's Return. Words of Love. Buddy Holly and The Crickets. Duran Duran The Wedding Album.
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