In a new interview with Pitchfork published yesterday (30 November), Elvis Costello discusses some of his favourite music, one of which is PJ Harvey's 4-Track Demos album, which featured demo tracks from her Rid of Me album.

Costello told Pitchfork, "I remember seeing PJ on The Tonight Show. She stood there with just a guitar and did "Rid of Me". It was like seeing Howlin’ Wolf on Shindig! So great."

The musician continued, "And then I got the record [Rid of Me], and it was nowhere near as good, but it didn’t matter. For me, the record sounds like shit. That guy [Steve Albini] doesn’t know anything about production. He might be the second-worst producer of a great record after Jimmy Iovine, who totally fucked up [Bruce Springsteen’s] Darkness on the Edge of Town. It sounds like Bruce is in a fucking shoe box full of tissue paper."

Albini has worked with a huge range of artists including Fuzz, Pixies, Nine Inch Nails, Metz, Nirvana and more.

In October Elvis Costello returned with his new album Hey Clockface. Read his full interview on pitchfork.com.