The Pinnacle of Pop
Pulp's 5th studio album is nothing short of a masterpiece of performance pop. It rrepresents in my opinion the culmination of over 10yrs of honing their sound to create something that is all at once innovative, original and unmistakebly northern. The breathy delivery of I Spy, the atmospheric build up of FEELING CALLED LOVE and the pure, honest pop of Something Changed lend it an air of peaceful unease and contrasting optimism. As ever Jarvis is lyrically sharp and the band provide an epic backdrop for his wry tales and dark confessions. There isn't a weak track on this record and it has more than stood the test of time since it's release now 12 years ago (seriously?). It is titled correctly.