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Jarvis Cocker, ‘Jarvis’ (Rough Trade)

As the sardonic crooner fronting Britpop vets Pulp, Jarvis Cocker fused epic, wall-of-sound pop and barbed social commentary. Happily, his killer solo debut offers more of the same. Courting trouble with wicked glee on these luscious, mouth-watering tunes, Cocker plays a genteel psychopath (“I Will Kill Again”), dissects the collapse of Western civilization (“From Auschwitz to Ipswich”), and mocks mindless escapism (“Disney Time”). Don’t miss the hidden closer, where Cocker shouts, “Cunts are still running the world!” like he’s performing an exorcism.

Now Hear This: Jarvis Cocker – “Don’t Let Him Waste Your Time” DOWNLOAD MP3

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