Melody Maker 29th August 1998
Second Stage Leeds
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As dark (suitably) falls, an awed crowd watches PJ Harvey provide the day’s ragingly loudest and chillingly quietest noises via new songs that rock their hard-as-nails blues in fiendish 7/4 time. But look closer, and that dervish dance Polly’s whirling during "Perfect Day Elise"...looks fun. Damned fun, of course, but still grinning.

Jennifer Nin