a double shot of sadness, straight up, sidecar of longing with a guilt chaser
I bought the new PJ Harvey cd White Chalk recently, and I finally gave it an intense listen over the past couple days. This cd is absolutely gorgeous, but the mood is quite melancholy. At moments I feel the cd is so monolithically somber that it almost seems a tone poem. Polly Jean is incredibly taltented, and I like this cd, but I think she's channeling Sylvia Plath. If you like PJ Harvey, then you can probably handle it, but if you're not a fan already, you may want to dip your toe in her pool with one of her earlier offerings first.
Tremendously lovely, exceedingly sad. I give this 4 nose-blows on the Institute of Phlegm's Snotometer™.