is PJ Harvey's debut LP and I couldn't help but being reminded of it by last week's Download of the Week
, Jenny Hval's Innocence is Kinky
. And I couldn't help but want to see them back to back. Originally released on Too Pure in 1992, Dry
captures a raw, unfiltered, and forceful voice that feels as fresh today as it did when new. PJ Harvey, like Jenny Hval (or really vice versa), is not afraid to take on issues like sexuality head on, bending traditional gender roles so far they break. The band's sound is stripped down bare to the bones guitar, bass, and drums with touches of strings and keyboards and Harvey's positively stunning vocals delivering more raw emotional power and energy than most boy bands can muster.