Thursday, September 29 2011
Jarvis Cocker, getting to half a century of his cool existence, rocks and twists like no one else in British Pop.
Tuesday, February 1 2011
Sam Fuller’s lurid 1963 potboiler about an egomaniacal journalist going undercover in an asylum strips bare the schizophrenia of postwar America with vicious hyperbole.
Monday, September 13 2010
With a smidgen less cockiness and a little more skill under their belts, NYC electro-punks are still kind of awesome.
Tuesday, October 13 2009
On its release, Pulp's This Is Hardcore was derided as a commercial and artistic disappointment. Not so ten years later. Was the music ahead of its time, or did critics just have to reach their 30s to appreciate it?
Wednesday, May 13 2009
Jarvis Cocker turns it up to 11 for his best album this decade.
Friday, November 14 2008
Fear, one must understand, is the lubricant that keeps the wheels of human progress greased. Charles Bukowski understood this concept all too well.
Tuesday, April 10 2007
Tuesday, January 16 2007
This collection of Pulp's Peel Sessions serves as a poignant reminder not only of how great a band Pulp were, but of how important John Peel was to the development and evolution of British music.
Thursday, May 20 2004
Along with Blur’s Parklife, it remains the high point of the Britpop era; music, lyrics, production, artwork, it’s as perfect as it gets, one that I, personally, will never, ever tire of hearing.
Friday, September 5 2003
Pulp have a greatest hits record, and it’s about goddamned time. The enigmatic group, fronted by the inimitable Jarvis Cocker, are by far the oldest and wisest of the Britpop behemoths.