Jarvis - Jarvis Cocker
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  • Summary: Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker makes his solo debut with this 14-song disc (which includes recent single "Running The World" as a secret bonus track).
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  1. Positive: 29 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. A stunning collection of songs, in the grand Brit-pop tradition.
  2. The main difference between Jarvis and Pulp's final album, We Love Life, is that the new record feels far less portentous, and more brightly poppy.
  3. This is the record Pulp could/should have made as a sequel to the seminal Different Class.
  4. Cocker's caustic observations cut deepest when married to hummable tunes.
  5. "Jarvis" is a collection of 13 individual songs, rather than an album with cohesive impact.
  6. 60
    [The first half is] all dismayingly unconvincing and lacklustre in execution... Then something changes.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. alanl
    May 4, 2007
    10
    A Morrisey for the new generations!!!!
  2. 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. Expand
  3. 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. Expand
  4. 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. Expand
  5. 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
  6. 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? Expand
  7. mikeyf
    Apr 18, 2007
    2
    anarchists are so chumbawumba.

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