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  • Vinyl (3 Oct. 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Music On Vinyl
  • ASIN: B005IXSN4E
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,915 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Mis-Shapes
2. Pencil Skirt
3. Common People
4. I Spy
5. Disco 2000
6. Live Bed Show
7. Something Changed
8. Sorted For E's & Wizz
9. F.E.E.L.I.N.G.C.A.L.L.E.D.L.O.V.E.
10. Underwear
11. Monday Morning
12. Bar Italia

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180 grams audiophile vinyl / Insert with lyrics

About the Artist

When two dogs (in this case, Blur and Oasis) fight over a bone, sometimes an unknown third can take the slot of Stone Roses no-shows at the Glastonbury festival and run away with the title of Best Britpop Band of 1995. Such was the case with Pulp, even if charismatic frontman Jarvis Cocker never liked the moniker. Pulp came, saw and recorded one of the best albums of the genre with 1995's 'Different Class'. The inspiration for the title came from a friend of Cocker who used the phrase 'different class' to describe something that was 'in a class of its own'. Cocker liked the double meaning, with its allusions to the British social class system a theme of some of the songs on the album. A message on the back of the record also references this idea:'We don't want no trouble, we just want the right to be different. That's all'. Two of the singles on the album 'Common People' (number 2 in the UK singles chart) and 'Disco 2000' (number 7) were especially notable, and helped propel Pulp to nationwide fame. Eventually 'Different Class' was the winner of the 1996 Mercury Music Prize. In 1998 Q readers voted 'Different Class' the 37th greatest album of all time.

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40 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Richard Beenham on 21 Jan. 2004
Format: Audio CD
For those not gullible or stupid enough to buy into the whole media-led Battle of Blur/Oasis nonsense of 1995/96, there were other bands to listen to. This was my first year at university, and it seemed that every corridor in every Hall of Residence resonated to the sound of either (What's The Story) Morning Glory or Different Class. As great and enjoyable as the former was, despite being proclaimed by many as a genius, at the end of the day Noel Gallagher's lyrics were incoherent gibberish. If you're a lyrics person who likes to get lost in the vivid world to which the words and music take you, then Pulp were the obvious popular alternative.
And it really couldn't get more vivid than the world to which Jarvis Cocker took us. Cynical and disillusioned, squalid and depraved, funny and sad, joyful and desperate ' if you could step inside the album you would most likely find yourself leaning against a urine-soaked wall on a rainy street corner on a run-down Sheffield housing estate, watching its impoverished inhabitants eke out their dead-end existence with no hope or escape, only drink, drugs, seedy casual sex and mindless violence providing any distraction from the bleakness of it all.
Depressing as this vision is, Different Class is by no means a depressing listen. Whilst it has its moments of desperate, lonely sadness (Live Bed Show), pathetic, forlorn longing (Disco 2000, Underwear) and sordid depravity (Pencil Skirt, I Spy), there are also uplifting moments of defiance and righteous anger, all of which is wonderfully underscored by Cocker's spiky wit.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 21 Jan. 2007
Format: Audio CD
I hadn't listened to this album in about 8 years and revisited it recently. I couldn't believe I had left it so long - almost every track is truly brilliant, from tales of drugged-out nights in a field, the inevitable come-downs, being 'common'!Marvellous.

Every song on this disc is totally memorable (bringing back wild and happy memories from the summer I turned 18). It seems to have everything from mildly comedic ramblings in Sorted for E's and Whizz, true sentiment in Something Changed to the faintly sinister I Spy. All delivered in Cocker's instantly recognisable broad Sheffield accent (Eat your heart out, Arctic Monkeys).

This album definitely has to be one of the finest to come out of the nineties. Nuff Said!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By 12345! on 1 Nov. 2011
Format: Vinyl
Finally someone has pressed this album on plastic to stop these ridiculous hyper-inflated prices of the 2nd hand market. The original pressing is swapping hands consistently for between £50 & £90. Please saturate the market, and most importantly let us hear this music on the best format available......................LP

Thanks. Copy on way & needle poised!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Rich Milligan on 15 July 2005
Format: Audio CD
Finding this CD recently tucked away at the back of my cupboard is a crime I probably deserve suitable punishment for, but after dusting it off and slamming it in the CD player it's been nearly played to death over the past month or so.
12 pumping tracks, each with their own relevance and meaning, whether it's the angry rallying cry of being different in the stomping opening of "mis-fits" or the sex fuelled desire of the next track "pencil skirt". Jarvis Cocker's subject matter ranges from the everyday lives of the back street working classes to the mind numbing ignorance of the rave scene.
The two "hits" from the album "Disco 2000" and "Common People" shouldn't be overlooked as easy "made for radio" singles either. The fierce fury in the tone of "Common People" is plain for all to see; railing against the meaningless lives played out by the working class it is still an awfully powerful song and no less relevant today as it was back in the mid-90's.
Several other reviewers here have recalled the music scene at the time of the release of this album, and the media led band war between Oasis and Blur. What could be said is that this album has stood the test of time far better than the more throw away pop of Blur or the macho posturing of Oasis and still come out with a great level of pertinence and integrity. Anyone looking to expand their record collections with some memories of the Britpop era could do no better than to start with this gem of an album.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 7 Sept. 2005
Format: Audio CD
I bought this album when it originally came out but dug it out recently after seeing Pulp's barnstorming performance in the 90's at glastonbury. This CD is simply sublime, I just can't believe that I haven't listened to it much over the last few years.
The most incredible thing about this CD is how fresh it sounds today. Standout tracks for me are misfits, sorted and disco 2000. However, common people is in a league of its own. I suspect Pulp could never write another song like this if they lived to be a hundred.
What makes this CD even more incredible for me now are the memories that come flying back from 10 years ago. Do yourself a favour and buy this CD or if you've already got it listen to it again, you wont be disappointed I promise.
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