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  • Summary: The band's first album since 1997's 'This Is Hardcore' is produced by Scott Walker and features 12 new tracks.
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  1. “Weeds,” an excellent tune which compares the English working class to this type of plants, is only one of the various epic, melodramatic tunes in the key of Scott Walker (who produced the record) present here that use elements of nature to symbolise aspects of modern society and the human condition itself.
  2. An emotional and musical breakthrough.
  3. The band strikes the proper balance between ambition and pop instinct.
  4. At its best, 'We Love Life' features some of the finest British rock music of recent years.
  5. Cocker's treasurable wit and the band's seventh album have taken a corporation bus ride out for strange, poetic interludes among the trees and the undergrowth.

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  1. Michael
    Jun 9, 2005
    10
    One of the best albums of the 21st Century so far...and we are 5 years into it now...dare I say as good as "Different Class"?yes. And One of the best albums of the 21st Century so far...and we are 5 years into it now...dare I say as good as "Different Class"?yes. And horribly overlooked. Expand
  2. CateR.
    Nov 14, 2001
    10
    they roXoR and i want to have all their babies.
  3. AnnMarie
    Nov 30, 2001
    10
    I crossed Pulp off my list around 1999, figuring they had fallen into the depths of post Brit Pop depression. I kept hearing news of this I crossed Pulp off my list around 1999, figuring they had fallen into the depths of post Brit Pop depression. I kept hearing news of this album, but it kept being pushed back and redone and I thought it was never coming out. I didn't expect much of it either. But upon one listen I've realized that Pulp has just done what VERY few other bands can do. Pick themselves up, reinvent their style, and make awesome music once again. It's a different sound, a different direction, but its still Jarvis and it sounds equally as great as His n' Hers and Different Class. Expand
  4. giulia
    Feb 13, 2005
    9
    i love pulp, but their earlier work was better. its a shame that they stopped to play together.
  5. mistereels
    Nov 14, 2001
    8
    Not as immediately enjoyable as their early stuff. But just like one of Jarvis' stupid trees it sure is a grower.
  6. Sep 25, 2011
    4
    I am so disappointed that this was their last record. Sometimes I wish they had stopped after This Is Hardcore which is truely my favourite.I am so disappointed that this was their last record. Sometimes I wish they had stopped after This Is Hardcore which is truely my favourite. This album just sounds horribly... vague. Expand

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