Different Class - Island 1995
Although the group most often is classified as Brit-pop, you can not avoid bringing to mind some of the big names from the 1970s glam rock.; especially people like Steve Harley and David Bowie.
Besides the three upbeat hit singles "Mis-Shapes", "Common People" and "Disco 2000" there are also driving beats on tracks like "Monday Morning" and partly also on "I Spy". But otherwise I think it is the great ballads that make the album so special.
"Something Changed" and "Sorted Out for E's and Wizz" ( this really sounds a lot like Steve Harley) were deservedly big hits and songs you can hardly get tired of. Equally strong is "Underwear", which probably also could have done as a single. Maybe not quite as profiled are "Pencil Skirt", "Live Bed Show" and "Bar Italia" but they are still songs you would not want to miss.
An unusually strong album from Pulp, which deservedly is ranked high on all sorts of all-time great albums lists.