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5.0 out of 5 stars 2004 and we're still at the disco, 4 May 2004
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Blur or Oasis? Well, Pulp actually. Almost ten years (!) on, "Different Class" seems to have aged better than any of the other Britpop offerings of the mid-90's. Long after Oasis' arena rock has ceased to thrill, this album still sounds like it is - apologies for the pun - in a class of its own.
On these twelve tracks, Jarvis Cocker - in cigarette-slim trousers and the biggest glasses on Earth - snarls about the sordid glamour of lower middle-class life over classic pop tunes. Mixing class venom with tender nostalgia, the album includes chart toppers "Disco 2000" and "Common People" - but these are far from the only highlights. The bulk of the material deals in melodrama, with lyrics about affairs with housewives and growing up in the acrylic 70's rushing towards a musical crescendo. It could have gone so wrong, but instead the music transcends Cocker's poseur geek-chic persona to capture something toxic but true. It's got wit, it's got attitude, it's got style, and it could only have been made in Britain.
Go on. Get Pulp
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