Pin It
Favorite

"Different Class," Pulp 

A double-disc, deluxe edition of one of the smartest, broodingest, horniest records of all time

click to enlarge art14417.jpg

The double-disc, deluxe edition of Pulp’s masterpiece Different Class drops next week, and the album is just as smart, brooding and horny as it was in 1995.

Frontman Jarvis Cocker’s breathy vocals drip with dark sexuality, tinged with bitter jabs and subversive asides. Cocker’s cynical love songs vividly describe unrequited childhood love, spiteful trysts born of revenge, lustful imaginations of awkward foreplay. There’s a recurring theme here of bedding na├»ve debutantes to spurn the upper class. (Bonus points if they’re engaged.)


DIFFERENT CLASS
Pulp
PolyGram/Island

The bonus disc of this new edition comes with a few live versions and some fantastic B-sides: most awesomely, a version of “Disco 2000” featuring Nick Cave on vocals.

Though the extras and “deluxeness” may not justify shelling out 30 bucks, Different Class remains one of the finest and sexiest albums to be released in the last couple of decades. Just don’t let Mr. Cocker anywhere near your girlfriend.

DOWNLOAD: “Common People”

Tags:

  • Pin It

Latest in Music

  • Among the Green
  • Among the Green

    Around St. Patrick's Day, the world wises up to Irish music once more
    • Feb 25, 2015
  • Plugged In
  • Plugged In

    Folkie John Craigie goes electric for his new tour
    • Feb 25, 2015
  • Moving On
  • Moving On

    Simba and the Exceptional Africans continue to sing and dance after tragedy hits home
    • Feb 18, 2015
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Today | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun
Northwest Bach Festival

Northwest Bach Festival @ Spokane

Through March 8

All of today's events | Staff Picks

More by Chris Dreyer

Most Commented On

Top Tags in
Music & Film

Music


Film


Folk


Review


Rock


© 2015 Inlander
Website powered by Foundation