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Hits - Pulp
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Hits - Pulp
Advantages: Great selection of songs
Disadvantages: None for me
Another famed Britpop band, Pulp, released their Hits album in 2003. A 'best of' compilation, I bought it because I'd heard and liked several of the band's songs. I was never a big fan when I was younger, as I preferred pop music - in fact I often used to get Blur and Pulp mixed up, to the horror of several of my more musically-minded friends. Not any more, I'm pleased to say!
This is an album all about the nineties, with Common People being the massive standout anthem of the era and Sorted for E's & Wizz recalling the drug scene of the middle of the decade. Even though I was a child/teenager during this time, I still feel old when Jarvis Cocker sings "Let's all meet up in the year 2000" and I realise it was over ten years ago. Oh well! There's a lot of nostalgia on this album, some of it somewhat dubious, especially in songs like DoYou Remember the First Time? and Babies.
There is a lot of sadness and melancholy in this album, particularly in Trees and closing track Last Day of the Miners' Strike. The music as a whole seems quite a bit darker and more cynical than Blur so I won't be making comparison mistakes again!
4. Do You Remember the First Time?
5. Common People
7. Sorted for E's & Wizz
8. Disco 2000
9. Something Changed
10. Help the Aged
11. This Is Hardcore
12. A Little Soul
13. Party Hard
15. Bad Cover Version
17. Last Day of the Miners' Strike
The CD is available from Amazon for under £5, which is a bargain for this great collection of songs. I heartily recommend it.
Summary: Greatest hits album from Pulp