Well a fine surprise came to me recently which restored some of my hope in music. Not that I was losing too much of it but it can get brutal if you get lost in the morasse of myspace and pop culture with a few ill placed clicks. Anyhow, the gem (at least for me and some other believers in the old guard of britpop) was the solo album by Jarvis Cocker. A fine orchestrated pop album with the crooning vocals of Pulp's frontman which is more memorable then the last two Pulp albums in my opinion. Humourous and satirical lyrics from topics as quantum mechanics and even an inspirational song sung to a girl whose boyfriend plans on running off with some "skinny bitch". In my opinion, this album is truly "punk". Apparently in an interview in Sweden's SONIC magazine he said he was listening to lots of Leonard Cohen "Death Of A Ladies Man" which I just purchased and will post later along with some great excerpts with Jarvis about music press and other topics. Enjoy Jarvis... and Jarvis, thank you.
[ BUY THE ALBUM FROM AMAZON.COM AS AN IMPORT - Yeah, it's expensive but it's worth it and the sleeve is beautifully done by UK's DESIGNERS REPUBLIC who also did the other Pulp sleeves along with other classic britpop albums ]
and SING ALONG to "CUNTS ARE STILL RUNNING THE WORLD" by clicking the YouTube™ Video below!
And last but not least, [ DOWNLOAD THE JARVCAST ] which is Jarvis reading stories. Awesome!
"Don't Let Him Waste Your Time" video.