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Let England Shake

Release Date 11 Feb 2011
Released8 years, 6 months ago
Let England Shake
Let England Shake
PJ Harvey and her band performing at the Royal Albert Hall in London on 31 October 2011.

About Let England Shake

Let England Shake is the eighth studio album by English singer-songwriter and musician PJ Harvey, released on 14 February 2011 by Island Records. Production began around the time of White Chalk's release in 2007, though it is a departure from the piano-driven introspection of that album. Let England Shake was written over a two-and-a-half year period, and recorded in five weeks at a church in Dorset during April and May 2010. Upon release, the album received numerous accolades. It was placed 2011 "Album of the Year" by 16 publications and in September 2011 won the coveted Mercury Prize. It was PJ Harvey's fourth nomination overall (including another win in 2001), making her the most successful artist in the prize's history. The album also won the Uncut Music Award in November 2011, as well as Album of the Year in the 2012 Ivor Novello Awards.

Extra Info

Genre alternative rock
Record label Island Records
Follows White Chalk