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
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  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. 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
  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 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

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