Pulp

Different Class - Island 1995

Tracks: 1. Mis-Shapes / 2. Pencil Skirt / 3. Common People /4. I Spy / 5. Disco 2000 / 6. Live Bed Show / 7. Something Changed / 8. Sorted For E's & Wizz / 9. F.E.E.L.I.N.G.C.A.L.L.E.D.L.O.V.E. / 10. Underwear / 11. Monday Morning / 12. Bar Italia

Comments:

While Pulp released several very fine albums, most fans probably will agree on that the "Different Class" is the most complete. This fine Brtipop album from 1995 seems to have it all; no less than five songs in the top ten singles charts, great catchy ballads, intelligent lyrics and not least, a singer with charisma.

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.


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