* CargoShip: "M-Bike" from the album "4-Track Demos". As her boyfriend at the time commented, "She could have just ''told'' me she didn't like my motorbike..."
* NightmareFuel: [[NightmareFuel/PJHarvey Has its own page now]].
* {{Tearjerker}}: "This Mess We're In" from ''Music/StoriesFromTheCityStoriesFromTheSea'' had an entirely different implication after 2001, especially when set with a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLM4BMM_hzk video]] of 9/11.
** "Horses In My Dreams", from the same album, sounds like a desperate cry for help.
** "To Talk to You" from ''Music/WhiteChalk'' is also pretty depressing, as it's a song about PJ [[GriefSong mourning the loss of her grandmother]].
* UncannyValleyMakeup: During the ''Music/ToBringYouMyLove'' era, to which she described it as "Creator/JoanCrawford on acid" after denying that it was inspired by either drag makeup, Kabuki theatre or performance art.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical: Polly has made a point of saying her album ''Music/LetEnglandShake'' is not really political.
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