CLASSIC ALBUM REVISITED
Everything changed for Jarvis Cocker et al with the Britpopera Different Class in 1995, but the signs of Pulp’s mainstream success were there in this predecessor just 18 months before. There’s a glut of clever and deeply funny songs, including ‘Babies’, and catchall pop sing-alongs (‘Do You Remember the First Time?’). Pulp’s previous three albums were the sound of a band finding it’s way but His ’n’ Hers was consistently strong — and Cocker had plenty to say about social class, sex and voyeurism. In its own idiosyncratic way, it’s easily as strong as its illustrious follow-up.