Cosmopolitan Oct. ‘98
The moodiest artists around give you the opportunity to retire to your bedroom for an indulgent sulk this month PJ Harvey - Is This Desire?
In terms of stripping naked (metaphorically), Polly Harvey is in a league of her own, shedding a new layer of skin with each album. This, her first record in three years, is as disturbing as 1995’s brilliant ‘To Bring You My Love’. From the first track you’re engulfed in a shadowy world of voodoo guitar and haunting vocals. The effort of delving so unsparingly into her emotions on songs like ‘Angelene’ seems to exhaust her...it’s a wonder she makes it to the end of the album.