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Re: Pulp Thread

Post by Mallard No. 22 » 14 Sep 2015, 07:35

I agree. IIRC the two later albums 'This Is Hardcore' and 'We Love Life' were as consistent as the previous two (for which Pulp are best known).

Although I haven't played them for a long time. I should check them out again. :)
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Re: Pulp Thread

Post by aldamasta » 21 Sep 2015, 23:49

Bought This Is Hardcore the other day, and holy shit it is a great album. Didn't expect to love it as much as I do, but it's been on repeat this weekend and today!

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Re: Pulp Thread

Post by AdvertBreak » 21 Sep 2015, 23:53

Indeed, fantastic album. I played it to death last year when I first heard it.

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Re: Pulp Thread

Post by mr_spenalzo » 22 Sep 2015, 05:42

Mrbriggs wrote:I've heard His N Hers and Different Class, loved them both. Any suggestions on which other albums I should check out?
The later albums are great, but also check out the compilation Intro, which has 3 singles and their b-sides. Plays like an album.

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Re: Pulp Thread

Post by Lt Pinkerton » 22 Sep 2015, 08:54

I actually prefer This Is Hardcore to Different Class myself. On their early 80s albums, well they're obviously not in the same league as their 90s stuff but I think It is better than most people give it credit for! I mean, it has My Lighthouse and Wishful Thinking, that's good enough imo.

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Re: Pulp Thread

Post by Mallard No. 22 » 26 Sep 2015, 05:57

When Pulp/Britpop really kicked in, I recall 'My Lighthouse' getting some interest (music press, indie nights etc).
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Re: Pulp Thread

Post by mr_spenalzo » 28 Sep 2015, 19:35

I'm not big on It, but Freaks and the era's singles and b-sides are fabulous. I love their dark, sinister and aggressive edge; songs like "Fairground", "Master Of The Universe", and "The Will To Power" demand frequent plays.

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Re: Pulp Thread

Post by Mallard No. 22 » 01 Oct 2015, 06:01

Yes, and whilst I like 'Different Class', its obvious conviviality to the mainstream means it is 'over-rated' in comparison to their other work.
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Re: Pulp Thread

Post by Dekagamer7X9 » 24 Mar 2017, 04:46

Okay, so after going through a prog/70s rock phase (which is still my favorite genre of music), I've come full circle and gotten back into britpop. It's not just Blur this time, though. 3 more have joined them: Oasis, The Verve, and the band that might just be my favorite britpop band thus far...
PULP.
I love how they manage to combine the clever lyrics and experimental instrumentation of pseudo-prog acts I love such as David Bowie, Roxy Music, Glam Rock-era Brian Eno, 10cc, Supertramp, and others with what I love about Britpop.
I've only listened to their last 4 albums so far, as I've heard their first 3 are best avoided (though I'll make my way to them eventually). However, those last 4 albums are all are pretty much masterpieces. His N Hers, This Is Hardcore, We Love Life, and the best of the bunch: Different Class.
Different Class is Pulp's Parklike to me: While many in the fanbase view it as overrated, I think it's a fantastic record that's very obviously their best effort. Out of the 12 tracks the only ones I think aren't amazing are "Live Bed Show" and "Something's Changed". Every other track is brilliant, especially my favorites "I Spy", "Monday Morning" and "Bar Italia".
It's hard for me to rank the other 3, as I like them all about the same. They've all got their highlights: "Lipgloss", "Babies" and "David's Last Summer" for His N Hers, "The Fear", "Dishes" and "Seductive Barry" for This Is Hardcore, and "The Trees", "Birds In Your Garden" and "Sunrise" for We Love Life. But overall, I just don't think those 3 albums measure up to Different Class. They're all still amazing albums, though.

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Re: Pulp Thread

Post by Mallard No. 22 » 28 Mar 2017, 05:06

Difficult to pick one album over the other amongst their last four. Though I suspect that 'This Is Hardcore' is a bit under-rated.

I am not familiar with their work prior to 'His n Hers'.
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Re: Pulp Thread

Post by Mark87uk » 29 Mar 2017, 19:39

I'm sure I read somewhere 'cocaine socialism' was supposed to be the lead single off this is hardcore, didn't care much for we love life but the James Murphy produced after you from 11/12 was great

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Re: Pulp Thread

Post by Mark72 » 04 Apr 2017, 23:50

His 'n' Hers is just the perfect "brit pop" album
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Re: Pulp Thread

Post by MsMagicAmerica » 05 Apr 2017, 02:21

I wish they got to do the Bond song for Tomorrow Never Dies instead of Sheryl Crow b/c her song was awful
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Re: Pulp Thread

Post by Mallard No. 22 » 06 Apr 2017, 04:53

That is a good point. I quite liked the Sheryl Crow one, but Pulp doing the Bond theme was a much more interesting proposition.

Britpop's flame was flickering out by late-1997. This may have had a bearing on why Pulp didn't get it.
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Re: Pulp Thread

Post by Mark87uk » 06 Apr 2017, 21:53

Wasn't it on the b side to help the aged as tomorrow never lies? Classic b sides such as ansaphone and mile end off the trainspotting soundtrack, saw them Hyde park in 2011 and they played pink glove off his n hers, one of the best nights of my life

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