Jarvis Cocker: Jarvis (Rough Trade)

Pulp were probably the best, and certainly the sharpest, band involved in the Britpop movement a decade ago, but they ran out of creative fuel with startling speed.

28th October, 2006

Pulp were probably the best, and certainly the sharpest, band involved in the Britpop movement a decade ago, but they ran out of creative fuel with startling speed. Their final two records contained about four good songs between them. So the portents for Jarvis Cocker’s debut solo album weren’t great, to put it mildly.

As it happens, the best tracks here are worthy of comparison with nearly anything from Pulp’s glory...

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