I love a bit of PJ Harvey, but Hope 6 didn’t really do anything for me. I felt like it was a bit too clinical - like it was a scientifically grown followup to Let England Shake (which I love). It just felt too clean. I should spend some more time on it. It’s kinda good, but it just doesn’t speak to me. Her first albums were so raw and angry sounding, and Hope 6 is a million miles away from that, for better and for worse.
I think White Chalk is fantastic. A bit of an anomaly but it’s actually probably one of my favourite PJ albums.
Can’t really fault any of her back catalogue though.