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    It has been leaked, and it's rather a nice little album.

    I've only had the one listen as yet, but there's more Pulp than Relaxed Muscle thankfully, and has the usual gritty, intelligent, down-to-earth lyrics you expect from the man.

    As an added bonus, Running The World is a hidden track. Sweet.


    So, I've listened to it 2x now, and it's pretty damn good!

    He sings about the same ol' stuff he always has, lower classes in Britain, being downtrodden, sexual politics etc. but then they do say to write about what you know.

    Fat Children and Big Jodie are big contenders for singles, or they would be if he's done radio friendly versions of them!

    There's some nice piano, strings and mild electronic atmospherics that bring a nice sound to the album. Well worth getting when it hits the shelves.
    Love Live! Using cynicism as protection

  • #2
    I love Pulp and thought the new track was awesome, so i expect this to be good stuff. I love Jarvis' voice and style.


    • #3
      He's a straight up leg end!

      It's Big Julie bad
      Love Live! Using cynicism as protection


      • #4
        i ll definitely have mater if its a good or a bad album (even if there s no way Jarvis to release a bad album).

        the man is a genious
        the future gets written today


        • #5
          Yay! Running the World is on it!
          Don't bother updating your signature if it's a link. It takes you to completely random pages!!!!


          • #6
            Originally posted by space75
            (even if there s no way Jarvis to release a bad album)
            Have you heard his A Heavy Night With Relaxed Muscle project? That was no chart botherer in any sense, but it did contain his usual humour at least.

            The first couple of tunes don't really grab me on this album, though the first song is good, but the album does get better and better as it plays.

            Glad to have the guy back, we need more Jarvis's in the music world.
            Love Live! Using cynicism as protection


            • #7
              Track listing

              01."Loss Adjuster (Excerpt Part 1)"
              02."Don't Let Him Waste Your Time"
              03."Black Magic"
              04."Heavy Weather"
              05."I Will Kill Again"
              06."Baby's Coming Back To Me"
              07."Fat Children"
              08."From A to I"
              09."Disney Time"
              11."Big Julie"
              12."Loss Adjuster (Excerpt Part 2)"
              13."Quantum Theory"
              & 14."Running The World"
              (included as a hidden track 25 minutes on from the end of 'Quantum Theory'.)
              the future gets written today


              • #8
                released on 13 November, 2006

                Jarvis Cocker - Jarvis

                Our guest editor's debut solo album is suffused with the fear of 21st century Britain, and is all the better for it, says Jon Savage

                Sunday October 15, 2006
                Observer Music Monthly

                In which the protagonist, having suffered success and its evil twin, notoriety, returns to his former spritely shape. The cover says it all: that instantly identifiable body outline, all knees and elbows, angles and splayed wrists, at once comic and haunted, trapped in a monochrome world that he never made. But behind those Seventies' goggle-boxes, the eyes are undimmed. For all those who regard Sheffield's transplanted boulvevardier with interest if not outright affection, Jarvis is a welcome return to form.
                Retold by the current Pulp reissues, the back-story is familiar. Terminal geeks crash the Britpop party through a winning mixture of talent, solidarity, persistence and luck. Their front man becomes a celebrity by acting out what everyone thought about Michael Jackson's absurd display at the 1996 Brits: suffers the slings and arrows of outrageous celebrity and becomes, in his own words, 'a tool'. The ultimate outsider becomes a self-loathing insider, loses his mojo, and appears set on a course of reactive irrelevance.

                Well, the dandy is back. Jarvis is an immediate sonic relief after the hints of turgidity that marred the last two Pulp albums. Retaining only his long-standing collaborator Steve Mackey and adding the Mercury-nominated Richard Hawley, the Mescaleros' Martin Slattery and Ross Orton from the Fat Truckers, Cocker has opted for a light, limber, melodic approach. Widescreen rock mashes up against short piano pieces, indie jangle, punk thrash and intimate ballads, in a constant dialectic that lasts the length of the record.

                So the big rock of 'Don't Let Him Waste Your Time', a heartfelt piece of advice to a female friend, segues into the awe-struck sentiments of 'Black Magic', set to a chorus lifted straight from Tommy James's 1969 psych/pop classic, 'Crimson and Clover'. 'Heavy Weather' mixes storm noises with a stirring Rickenbacker surge to counterpoint the old 'I Can't Stand the Rain' mood-matches-climate trope. The sinister banality of 'I Will Kill Again' is followed by the simple, heartfelt joy of 'Baby's Coming Back to Me'.

                Jarvis's delight in Sixties MOR, kitsch and outre electronica only serves to highlight his fugitive, mutable persona. He is at once alien and earthy, tender and harsh, empathetic yet accusatory, concerned about the world and the state of people within it yet fascinated by the mundanity of everyday life in the most unglamorous of districts - like the Tottenham of 'Fat Children'. But even here, current affairs obtrude: the police ignore a murder victim because they're off 'putting bullets in some guy's head for no particular reason'.

                Jarvis is saturated in today's fear culture. The individual terror explored in Pulp's This is Hardcore has become a climate. 'From A to I' unfavourably compares this consumerist generation to their parents before offering an antidote to all the presentiments of doom: 'If you take a look inside yourself, maybe you'll find something there'. On 'Disney Time', he asks, 'How can you tell the children that everything's going to be just fine?' 'Quantum Leap' offers the climactic affirmation: 'the force that binds the universe together: everything's going to be alright'.

                Beautifully sequenced, Jarvis makes the case for albums as opposed to downloads: it begins, walks the high-wire between light and dark with outraged grace, and resolves itself within space and uplift. Then you wait a good 25 minutes for the hidden track, 'Running the World', which, as if to subvert any previous hints of maturity, amply fulfils the Four Tenets of Rock: Raucousness, Rudeness, Banality and Aimless Protest. So who exactly is Jarvis? Long may he keep himself and his audience guessing.


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                the future gets written today


                • #9
                  Hes on Jools Holland right now!
                  The Ross Patzelt Radio Show.

                  Live Thursdays 8-9pm


                  • #10
                    Jarvis' debut UK solo gig sparks a Pulp reunion

                    Cocker also debuts an unexpected cover...
                    Jarvis Cocker's debut UK solo gig saw a partial Pulp reunion at London's KOKO club last night (November 15).

                    Cocker showcased a selection of songs from his debut album 'Jarvis', joined by Pulp bassist Steve Mackay and auxiliary guitarist Richard Hawley.
                    Pulp's keyboard player Candida Doyle also joined the band on 'From A To I'.

                    After returning for an encore, Cocker teasingly told the crowd he was going to play an old song, before clarifying that it would not be one of his.

                    Cocker and his band then launched into a faithful version of David Bowie's 1969 hit 'Space Oddity'.

                    The full set was as follows:

                    'Fat Children'
                    'Don't Let Him Waste Your Time'
                    'Heavy Weather'
                    'One Man Show'
                    'I Will Kill Again'
                    'From A To I'
                    'Big Julie'
                    'Disney Time'
                    'Big Stuff'
                    'Black Magic'
                    'Running The World'
                    'Space Oddity'
                    the future gets written today


                    • #11
                      Great album. I love Black Magic. Like a cool Doctor and the Medics! It's a **** having to scan thru 25 minutes of a track to get to Running the World, tho. I'm gonna have numb fingers soon!
                      Don't bother updating your signature if it's a link. It takes you to completely random pages!!!!


                      • #12
                        'Don't Let Him Waste Your Time' will be the next single sometime in January
                        the future gets written today


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by space75
                          'Don't Let Him Waste Your Time' will be the next single sometime in January
                          8th January according to Manic's release schedule.


                          • #14
                            ^love your christmas movie...ever
                            the future gets written today


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by space75
                              ^love your christmas movie...ever
                              - just spreading some Christmas joy.


                              • #16
                                I hope to have some kind of album comments *hint*
                                yeah it s time to talk about his great comeback
                                the future gets written today


                                • #17
                                  I meant MY album chart, featuring this and others that has lain neglected.
                                  Don't bother updating your signature if it's a link. It takes you to completely random pages!!!!


                                  • #18
                                    Oh I am LOVING this!


                                    • #19
                                      well, of course you do you have taste
                                      for some reason... I'm here


                                      • #20
                                        From early listenage the standouts are:

                                        Fat Children
                                        Don't Let Him Waste Your Time
                                        Heavy Weather
                                        I Will Kill Again
                                        Big Julie

                                        Disney Time

                                        It's a fantastic album, thanks to Blondini, Misha and others who finally persuaded me to buy it. Can't believe I left it this late really!


                                        • #21
                                          Disney Time is a little masterpiece.y favorite song of the album at the moment
                                          the future gets written today


                                          • #22
                                            One of some great albums of previous year. What to say about it yet? will see my personal chart Jarvis has strong position there.
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                                            • #23
                                              Jarvis Cocker is to release another single from his self-titled debut solo record , when he delivers the song Fat Children.

                                              Fat Children will be a vinyl-only release, with fans being offered both a 7" and 12".

                                              To coincide with the single, this video of Jarvis Cocker performing the song live at the KoKo venue in London has just been made available - so enjoy.
                                              the future gets written today


                                              • #24
                                                Excellent album, it really growed on me.


                                                • #25
                                                  Woo! Fat Children is one of my faves..

                                                  Here's the artwork.