Top positive review
Somewhere everyone is happy
on 29 September 2015
Jarvis Cockers first solo album is very Pulp sounding, which is good.
And considering Pulp haven't done anything since 2001, apart from a new song in 2012 its good that he did at least two solo albums.
Out of the other one Further Complications I think that this one his self titled one is a much better album mainly because of song arrangements instruments and writing.
It reminds you definitely of Pulps most well known albums His and Hers and Different Class, perhaps being less guitar driven and more laid back slightly , every song delivers well, dark yet still not too dark too be too miserable and dark...
Pretty much every song is a stand the test of time one, it takes a couple of listens to get it.
Don't let him waste your time had one of the most inventive simple and effective videos of recent times, and was probably made reasonably cheaply, unlike some of the other rubbish you see these days.
If you aren't a huge Pulp listener and only own Different Class and His and Hers albums then its either a decision between This is hardcore or this, and I would say this is even better than This is Hardcore, although not better than their last record We Love Life put out in late 2001, which I think is one of their top 2 and hugely ignored.
Essential record too hear without a doubt, particularly if you don't mind a bit of the old Britpop or compilation cd.