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8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 31
  2. Negative: 3 out of 31

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  1. Nov 4, 2013
    10
    Jarvis manages to cover the entire spectrum of human emotion in 13 tracks of pure genius. The brilliance of his lyrical wizardry knows no bounds whatsoever. Beautiful, a modern masterpiece.
  2. Jan 24, 2012
    8
    A strong solo effort from the Pulp frontman. More than half of it is top quality. The lyrical cleverness Jarvis is loved for is present throughout and it's full of melody. There are a couple of tracks that we could have done without that seem to miss the touch of other band members, but these are rare enough. Don't let him waste your time,Heavy Weather,Tonight, Black Magic all rank up withA strong solo effort from the Pulp frontman. More than half of it is top quality. The lyrical cleverness Jarvis is loved for is present throughout and it's full of melody. There are a couple of tracks that we could have done without that seem to miss the touch of other band members, but these are rare enough. Don't let him waste your time,Heavy Weather,Tonight, Black Magic all rank up with Pulps better moments, The most annoying thing is the the 25 minute gap to get to the hidden track, the brilliant Running the World. Collapse
  3. alanl
    May 4, 2007
    10
    A Morrisey for the new generations!!!!
  4. mikeyf
    Apr 18, 2007
    2
    anarchists are so chumbawumba.
  5. JasonL
    Apr 4, 2007
    10
    Just saw this live in Melbourne. Without Jarvis, the whole Best of V festival would have been absolutely worthless. Jarvis is witty, entertaining and musically brilliant. Forget top 20, forget itunes, forget throw away music. Jarvis is the real thing. 'Its OK to grow up, just as long as you don't grow old. Face it you are young.' Jarvis Cocker.
  6. MichaelW
    Apr 2, 2007
    9
    Album really grew on me. I have had it for awhile, adn I hope my fellow Americans will get behind Jarvis
  7. JohnH
    Feb 6, 2007
    10
    Terrific, blown away by the single Big Julie, a complete lesson in song writing. Very few can do satire and sardonic wit with melody, Jarvis proves at times to be a master at this. Perhaps Morrissey really is his dad. Thank God for the album, made my year. It's not perfect but it deserves 10 because it's strong material (most of the album) is just masterful.
  8. ChrisP
    Jan 19, 2007
    9
    As with much of Cocker's work, the dark underbelly of decadent western civilization is laid bare for each of us to see. Ourselves as we are...are we all to self-absorbed to do anything about it, or do we all inhabit the world we deserve?
  9. eb
    Jan 13, 2007
    8
    sobreproducido, a veces hasta feamente
  10. CarlospIL
    Nov 25, 2006
    10
    great!
  11. HelenM
    Nov 18, 2006
    10
    Amazing! Best album of the year
  12. StephenC
    Nov 16, 2006
    9
    More melodic than expected because of his rare release 'Relaxed Muscle' and there seems to be no urgency about this album which I find a good thing. His morales never take a curve and this shows in the secret track. Magnificent and well worth the wait.
Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. The lyrics are often sublime, of course, but there are big, stupid choruses too.
  2. This is the record Pulp could/should have made as a sequel to the seminal Different Class.
  3. Beautifully sequenced, Jarvis makes the case for albums as opposed to downloads.