Irish Independent - Weekend Review - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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