🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 Pulp

Alright? Another thread?

Here’s the league after Madness

Artist Rating
Aretha Franklin 4.64
Neil Young 4.48
R.E.M. 4.38
Otis Redding 4.34
David Bowie 4.31
The Beatles 4.31
Pixies 4.3
The Cure 4.28
Björk 4.27
Marvin Gaye 4.21
Stevie Wonder 4.17
PJ Harvey 4.17
Nirvana 4.15
Radiohead 4.13
The Supremes 4.13
Prince 4.11
Wu-Tang Clan 4.11
Public Enemy 4.08
Kate Bush 4.07
OutKast 4.07
Portishead 4.03
Kendrick Lamar 3.97
Bob Dylan 3.97
Jimi Hendrix 3.93
Joni Mitchell 3.89
Massive Attack 3.89
Bruce Springsteen 3.84
The Clash 3.77
Blondie 3.73
Rage Against The Machine 3.71
The Ramones 3.67
ABBA 3.66
Kanye West 3.65
Blur 3.61
Beyoncé 3.54
Bob Marley & The Wailers 3.48
Jeff Buckley 3.47
Madonna 3.4
Manic Street Preachers 3.39
Toots & The Maytals 3.35
The Smashing Pumpkins 3.3
Elton John 3.28
Kylie Minogue 3.27
Sugababes 3.22
Rihanna 3.19
The Prodigy 3.18
Led Zeppelin 3.16
Jay-Z 3.14
Taylor Swift 3.14
Interpol 3.12
The Rolling Stones 3.09
The Strokes 3.03
Elvis Presley 3.02
Weezer 3
Girls Aloud 2.93
Britney Spears 2.85
Belle And Sebastian 2.85
Metallica 2.81
Green Day 2.81
Madness 2.8
Basement Jaxx 2.75
Oasis 2.71
Lady Gaga 2.61
Queen 2.6
Billy Joel 2.57
Bloc Party 2.41
Eminem 2.38
Mariah Carey 2.32
Blink-182 2.21
Adele 2.05
The Spice Girls 1.81

Let’s move on… to Pulp!

Pulp, then?

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

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Album

  • It
  • Freaks
  • Separation
  • His ‘n’ Hers
  • Different Class
  • This Is Hardcore
  • We Love Life

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And singles (this is a fucking tough choice imo)

  • My Lighthouse
  • Everybody’s Problem
  • Little Girl (With Blue Eyes)
  • Dogs Are Everywhere
  • They Suffocate At Night
  • Master Of The Universe
  • My Legendary Girlfriend
  • Countdown
  • O.U.
  • Babies
  • Razzmatazz
  • Lipgloss
  • Do You Remember The First Time
  • Common People
  • Sorted For Es & Wizz
  • Mis-shapes
  • Disco 2000
  • Something Changed
  • Help The Aged
  • This Is Hardcore
  • A Little Soul
  • Party Hard
  • Sunrise
  • Bad Cover Version
  • After You

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Would be surprised if Babies doesn’t win. Stone cold indie pop classic

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So pogo on that…ya twat

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Best and most interesting band of the britpop era
Jarvis is a good lad
From the best city in the country

5

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Should bump it up from a 4 to a 5 for this really;

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3

Never really got the hype but Disco 2000, the opening 3 tracks on We Love Life and This Is Hardcore (the album) are good.

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Not really my thing. Liked a couple of singles but have no inclination to delve into any of their albums.
Think they will score very highly here.
2 (two) out of five (5).

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One of the easiest 5s so far. Always better than their Britpop peers, a long run of incredible singles and Different Class is the best album ever made (don’t @ me).

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An easy, easy 5. Muting the thread before all the Kerrang! readers pile on, I’m feeling far too sensitive this morning

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Mostly left me completely cold, but a couple of decent tracks. 2/5

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Actually, this is hardcore is really good isnt it. Upped to 3.

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When they were good, they were very very good, but overall it’s a 3.

Thought Jarvis Cocker was a prat in the 90s and still think he’s a prat now.

Kerrang! is so watered down these days that Pulp would probably be in it!

A generous 3. Some decent singles that I wouldn’t turn off if they came on the radio, but I don’t think I’ve ever consciously chosen to listen to a Pulp album .

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A far more interesting band than most of the Britpop pap than they were often lumped in with. A great singles band with lots of interesting stuff to be found hidden away on B-Sides and in the corners of their albums. Voted His n Hers as best album (because it is) but We Love Life is a bit of a lost classic in my eyes and overdue a critical reassessment.

A good band slightly short of true greatness. 3.5 for me, but I couldn’t round it up to 4 because that would have meant scoring them higher than Dylan got, which is absurd. 3.

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I’m pretty sure you say that almost every time.

I don’t.

I wouldn’t describe Pulp as “watered down”

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