Melody Maker 29th August 1998
Second Stage Leeds

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