Pulp – Different Class (New Vinyl)

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NEW LP

New sealed copy. 2016 reissue. UK import.

Different Class is the fifth studio album by English rock band Pulp, released on 30 October 1995 by Island Records.

The album was a critical and commercial success, entering the UK Albums Chart at number one and winning the 1996 Mercury Music Prize. It has been certified four times platinum, and had sold 1.33 million copies in the United Kingdom as of 2020. In 2013, NME ranked the album at number six in its list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

The album was released in the UK at the height of Britpop. It followed from the success of their breakthrough album His 'n' Hers the previous year. Two of the singles on the album – "Common People" (which reached number two on the UK Singles Chart) and "Disco 2000" (which reached number seven) – were especially notable, and helped propel Pulp to nationwide fame.

In a retrospective review, Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic declared that Different Class "blows away all their previous albums, including the fine His 'n' Hers. Pulp don't stray from their signature formula at all – it's still grandly theatrical, synth-spiked pop with new wave and disco flourishes, but they have mastered it here. Not only are the melodies and hooks significantly catchier and more immediate, the music explores more territory ... Jarvis Cocker's lyrics take two themes, sex and social class, and explore a number of different avenues in bitingly clever ways. As well as perfectly capturing the behavior of his characters, Cocker grasps the nuances of language, creating a dense portrait of suburban and working-class life." Writing about the album in 2011, BBC Music stated that "over 15 years since its release [it] continues to reward the listener with some of the smartest, slinkiest, sauciest, spectacular pop songs of a decade that was, looking back, not that brilliant once the bucket hats and ironic anoraks are whipped away."

TRACKLIST:

A1 Mis-Shapes
A2 Pencil Skirt
A3 Common People
A4 I Spy
A5 Disco 2000
A6 Live Bed Show
B1 Something Changed
B2 Sorted For E's & Wizz
B3 F.E.E.L.I.N.G.C.A.L.L.E.D.L.O.V.E
B4 Underwear
B5 Monday Morning
B6 Bar Italia