Filled with dark tales of death, abandonment, regret and distained worth this is by far the best and darkest Pulp album available, and is essential for any fan of the group's darker sides.
The distant wailing of the opening track 'Love Is Blind' leads into one of Jarvis' most expressive vocals; soaring through a huge range of needful sounds describing the mundane spirit of love.
The unmistakable keyboard stamp intro, combined with a fantastic lyric opens the wire doors to 'Don't You Want Me Anymore' the first of a two-part story about the risks of leaving love and home; a simply beautiful track.
The haunting violin intro of 'Separations' with the desperate, godly vocal are utterly capturing. The sound then dramatically changes; bouncing musically into a jiggy, swirling, bumble-bee melody, with a bird's-eye-view narrative; thus creating a fantastic 2nd part to 'Don't You Want Me Anymore.'
There are NO poor tracks on this album!
My only regret is that the inlay sheet contains no lyrics; this is a real sore point for me personally.