Editors' Notes After introducing a trio sound that fan Warren Zevon likened to Bartok, PJ Harvey moved on to up the ante with producer Steve Albini. Bringing the use of soft-loud dynamics to a new, er, levels, Albini showcased the Harvey band's rumble in a way that made even their great debut, Dry, sound a little tame. Filled with sexual and social power and loathing, the record also put across a wicked sense of humor, as when a male band member howls a "Lick my legs, I'm on fire" mantra at the end of the title track or the outfit turns Dylan's "Highway 61 Revisited" into a sonic carnival ride. The blend was not unlike that of Polly Jean Harvey's hero Captain Beefheart, who was apparently pleased: The two have been confidantes for years.

SONG
Rid of Me
1
4:28
 
Missed
2
4:25
 
Legs
3
3:40
 
Rub 'Till It Bleeds
4
5:03
 
Hook
5
3:56
 
Man-Sized Sextet
6
2:16
 
Highway 61 Revisited
7
2:57
 
50ft Queenie
8
2:23
 
Yuri-G
9
3:28
 
Man-Size
10
3:16
 
Dry
11
3:23
 
Me-Jane
12
2:42
 
Snake
13
1:35
 
Ecstasy
14
4:27