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  • Summary: The second solo album for the Pulp frontman was produced by Steve Albini.
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  1. The songs here pulsate with perversion, a middle-aged man making damn sure that he's going to get with a tight 23-year-old body yet again; it's the sound of a fetishist turned sexual omnivore.
  2. It’s his most focused album in over a decade, and ought to absolutely kill onstage.
  3. It's a flinty rock record that lets Cocker's inner guitar beast out. [Jun 2009, p.118]
  4. It’s a success. Whether he keeps on in this vein or branches out even further, this album proves you can, in fact, teach an old letch new tricks.
  5. Stripped down to the bone, the tracks here reveal the chinks in Cocker's armor with gloriously broken results. [Summer 2009, p.65]
  6. Brit pop aesthete goes Rawk--sort of.
  7. 40
    Much of it is unreconstructedly rockist. [Jun 20009, p.102]

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  1. Jan 24, 2012
    9
    Excellent follow up to **** self titled debut solo record. This is a far more rockier effort. Its spikier, more emotional, more consistent andExcellent follow up to **** self titled debut solo record. This is a far more rockier effort. Its spikier, more emotional, more consistent and generally better than "Jarvis". As a whole album this is as good as anything Pulp ever did. It doesn't have any real singles on it but it's full of melodies and his usual clever lyrics. Slush and Caucasian Blues are the stand out tracks for me but there are so many to pick from. Long Live JC. Expand
  2. MatthewO
    May 27, 2009
    8
    Almost as great as his first solo album.