Music Week 9th January 1999
PJ Harvey: The Wind
Polly Jean Harvey again gets all whispering and weird on the listener. With an Angelo Badalamenti-esque intro, The Wind builds slowly into a groove-filled voyage into Harvey's barren world of isolation and alienation. More engaging than the Top 25 single A Perfect Day Elise, it's unlikely to match the latter's chart level, but should introduce more people to the Is This Desire? album.