Different Class

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Different Class

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CD - USA - first edition.

Artist Pulp
Published 1995-10-30
Type Studio
Genre Britpop, Alternative rock, Art rock
Themes Relationships, sex, breakups, class politics, and poverty

Different Class is the fifth studio album of Pulp, published on 1995-10-30. The songs are a combination of Britpop, alternative rock, and art rock with themes spanning relationships, sex, breakups, class politics, and poverty. The album ended up selling very well and became the band's most popular album.

Personal

I don't remember where I first heard it, but my first experience with the album was from the song Common People in the mid-2000s. Shortly after that, I heard Disco 2000, and, after discovering they were both on the same album, I started listening to the album as a whole. I began exploring the rest of the band's catalog, but didn't find any other albums as appealing. Of the various covers, the one I think best represents the album is the restaurant scene, but my favorite is the bedroom scene.

I don't own this album.

Track Listing

All lyrics written by and songs sung by Jarvis Cocker.

Track Title Composer Rank Rating
01 Mis-Shapes Jarvis Cocker, Nick Banks, Steve Mackey, Russell Senior, Candida Doyle, Mark Webber 4 Rating-5.svg
02 Pencil Skirt Jarvis Cocker, Nick Banks, Steve Mackey, Russell Senior, Candida Doyle, Mark Webber 8 Rating-3.svg
03 Common People Jarvis Cocker, Nick Banks, Steve Mackey, Russell Senior, Candida Doyle 1 Rating-8.svg
04 I Spy Jarvis Cocker, Nick Banks, Steve Mackey, Russell Senior, Candida Doyle, Mark Webber 9 Rating-3.svg
05 Disco 2000 Jarvis Cocker, Nick Banks, Steve Mackey, Russell Senior, Candida Doyle, Mark Webber 2 Rating-8.svg
06 Live Bed Show Jarvis Cocker, Nick Banks, Steve Mackey, Russell Senior, Candida Doyle, Mark Webber 3 Rating-6.svg
07 Something Changed Jarvis Cocker, Nick Banks, Steve Mackey, Russell Senior, Candida Doyle, Mark Webber 11 Rating-0.svg
08 Sorted for E's & Wizz Jarvis Cocker, Nick Banks, Steve Mackey, Russell Senior, Candida Doyle, Mark Webber 12 Rating-0.svg
09 F.E.E.L.I.N.G.C.A.L.L.E.D.L.O.V.E Jarvis Cocker, Nick Banks, Steve Mackey, Russell Senior, Candida Doyle, Mark Webber 10 Rating-1.svg
10 Underwear Jarvis Cocker, Nick Banks, Steve Mackey, Russell Senior, Candida Doyle 6 Rating-4.svg
11 Monday Morning Jarvis Cocker, Nick Banks, Steve Mackey, Russell Senior, Candida Doyle, Mark Webber 7 Rating-4.svg
12 Bar Italia Jarvis Cocker, Nick Banks, Steve Mackey, Russell Senior, Candida Doyle, Mark Webber 5 Rating-4.svg

The album's total score is 337.

When released on vinyl, Something Changed is the first song on the B side.

Media

The album had an interesting gimmick where the cover could be swapped out with one of six double-sided inserts, each with its own artwork, and a sticker invited the owner to choose their favorite album cover, however, the cover chosen by reprints was the wedding photograph. Each of the photos took various scenes with cardboard cutouts of the band members in the background. The original vinyl release, having more room to work with, displayed the logo and album title vertically, while CD releases displayed them horizontally. Later vinyl releases used the CD layout.

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