don't you tell me how i feel.

all the rage by v
August 21, 2013, 9:20 am
Filed under: badass, moody, New music, pj harvey i love you, Shit I love

I’ve been listening to Scout Niblett’s breakup album It’s Up To Emma for months now, and I keep coming back to the obvious PJ Harvey comparison. Lead track “Gun” has that familiar controlled fury, with merciless Harvey “ha!”s punctuating her tale of losing a dude to a girl “in a shitty band”…and dulling her pain with a firearm purchase. It’s a fitting intro to a record built almost entirely on simmering rage and confusion, with little more than wounded vocals and hazy guitar as the soundscape to her jilted ladyland. I’d be scared shitless if I were the guy who did her wrong.

The one piece I can’t quite figure out here is her cover of “No Scrubs,” which seems out of place on a record that is NO JOKE. Although I suppose the subject matter is fitting.


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