90s Brit-Pop masterpiece. Rare in the import vinyl version (expect to pay around $70+ for original copies), so glad to see a domestic repress. This Plain Recordings pressing features quality colored vinyl and exact reproduction of the iconic cover. As for the review, we ask Lab-alum and Pulp expert Roctakon for his thoughts:
"I think of the three big Pulp albums as a great 90s trilogy. This middle record is not actually my favorite, but it’s where you should start. It’s the one with the big numbers: the dance hit "Disco 2000" the quippy look back at the dawn of Rave "Sorted for E's & Wizz" and the very best song "Common People" to come out of the Britpop happening. The thing about Pulp is Jarvis is straight and he writes about women and relationships in a profound way that is completely missing—"Jeane" being the rare exception—from The Smiths DNA. Morrissey’s loneliness seems to exist in its very own universe, which is fine, but Jarvis sings about girls, dildos, and a different kind of longing. Besides being a really fucking great band, Pulp does this one thing you can’t get from the Smiths catalog better than anyone. Their 90s Trilogy (His and Hers, Different Class, This Is Hardcore) is a must own."
- mint colored vinyl
- old school tip-on jacket
- limited to 1000 copies
- music label: Plain Recordings 2016
reviewed by the mgmnt 10/2014