Harvey's subsequent records, though, drifted further and further away from the rough world of Dry: Rid of Me (1993), 4-Track Demos (1993) and To Bring You My Love (1995). Is This Desire (1998) was almost too strange, and Stories From the City, Stories From The Sea (2000) was very nearly a pop record. But Uh Huh Her places Polly Jean right back into her element; the songs are simplistic in their melodic structure, but ache with the encroachment of modern emotional complexities. "Pocket Knife" tells the story of a girl who responds violently to time passing over just an electric guitar and tambourine, and "Shame" has Harvey singing "You changed my life, you were as grim as grass" as a melodica hums in the background. The record gradually dips into a quieter realm, but quiet or loud, each song is elegant in its raw desperation.