Jarvis Cocker


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Record Label
Rough Trade

About this item

It's what we've all been waiting for; Jarvis Cocker is back. Jarvis' first solo album follows on from his controversial online single "Running The World", which was first unleashed on the public via Myspace.com/jarvspace to coincide with the first anniversary of Live-8 – quite purposefully of course, and has since taken on a cult anthemic status all of its own. And you can all relax: it's the hidden track on the CD and the free 7-inch with the vinyl! But the good news is that it's not even the best song on this rich, deep, and a little bit dark, pop record. It's full of massive, is-this-a-cover? tunes with weird treatments and cool sounds. Richard Hawley plays, and you'd think some of these songs were co-writes, cos they're of a similar, melancholy, croonsome vibe, but with Jarvis's brilliant words on top. It's nearly all excellent and it's great to have him back!

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