Further Complications - Jarvis Cocker
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  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. The raucousness of 'Homewrecker!' or the title track will come as a definite surprise to longtime Cocker watchers, though not necessarily a bad one. And the man's droll wordplay is still the dominating factor.
  4. Steve Albini’s production retains some of the lushness Cocker favored on Pulp’s later albums and his solo debut, while investing it with a new punchiness. The approach ups the drama on Cocker’s tales of mid-life desire and failure.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  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 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. Full Review »
  2. MatthewO
    May 27, 2009
    8
    Almost as great as his first solo album.