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Oasis and Blur may mark the official beginning of Britpop with the twin classics of Definitely Maybe and Parklife, respectively, but some people — particularly, seemingly, in music-writer circles — claim Pulp’s Different Class as the genre’s pinnacle. It’s the smartest of the bunch, as intricate and sprawling as Parklife, and armed with just a… More »

When M.I.A. held up her middle finger during Madonna’s Super Bowl Halftime Show last weekend, she dominated blog chatter for a few days and incited a few minor cable-TV debates. She could have to pay a fine, and she’s definitely changed the narrative around her next album. But she hasn’t gotten anywhere near the pantheo… More »

This week we’ve got new videos from Destroyer, Discodeine (featuring Jarvis Cocker), Hercules & Love Affair, and Lupe Fiasco. We’re still in a new video drought, post-Christmas and pre-most-release dates, which is why this week’s biggest (though not the best) video is a leak, while others came from weeks prior. Some of this week’s video… More »

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End Of The Road Festival 2010 In Photos

This past weekend Larmer Tree Gardens, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, hosted the fifth annual End Of The Road Festival. This year’s lineup continued the festival’s peripheral…
Amrit Singh | September 13, 2010 - 4:19 pm
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Lykke, Jarvis, Karen O, Jack White, Brüno Vie For 2010 Oscars

The Academy has selected 63 songs that will contend for Best Song nominations for next year's ceremony, and among them are songs not written by…
Scott Lapatine | December 17, 2009 - 1:00 pm
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New Jarvis Cocker Video – “Further Complications”

With all the news of Jarvis writing songs to soundtrack other people's motion picture projects -- some for the Forgetting Sarah Marshall sequel, one for…
Amrit Singh | November 6, 2009 - 1:52 pm
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New Jarvis Cocker – “Fantastic Mr. Fox AKA Petey’s Song”

Jarvis Cocker's in banjo wrangling, jaw harp twanging mode for "Fantastic Mr. Fox AKA Petey's Song," a playful song about vittles and the handsome little…
brandon | October 22, 2009 - 9:55 am
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Green Man Festival 2009 In Photos

The eco-friendly Green Man took over Brecon Beacons, Wales this past weekend with a heavy dose of Americana: from midwestern folkies (Bon Iver, Wilco, Andrew…
Scott Lapatine | August 26, 2009 - 12:09 pm
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Jarvis Writing Songs For Forgetting Sarah Marshall Sequel

Cocker’s “rather silly” material will be performed by Aldous Snow (Russell Brand) in Get Him To The Greek. Jason Segel’s penis won’t be in it,…
Scott Lapatine | August 3, 2009 - 6:05 pm

Jarvis Cocker Visits Jimmy Fallon, Escapes Wrath Of Questo

Last night Jarvis Cocker gave a spirited and loose-limbed performance of his Further Complications title track. He clearly enjoyed himself (and his magic hands). To…
brandon | July 31, 2009 - 9:16 am
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Jarvis Cocker/Little Joy @ The Wiltern, Los Angeles 7/27/09

Despite not being sold-out — maybe a little surprising? — and joking he was “knackered” and grabbng for water after opening with “Angela,” Jarvis put…
Amrit Singh | July 28, 2009 - 10:05 am
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New Jarvis Cocker – “You’re In My Eyes (Discosong) (Pilooski Remix)”

French artist and Dirty Sound System collective member Pilooski, who has previously filed remixes for Mystery Jets and LCD Soundsystem, delivers a quirky, somewhat DFA-styled…
Amrit Singh | July 21, 2009 - 12:57 pm
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Glastonbury 2009: Blur Make Triumphant Return, Everyone Covers MJ

Aside from some heavy rains on Thursday and some quick showers Sunday, the throngs at Worthy Farm this year enjoyed some of the best weather…
Amrit Singh | June 29, 2009 - 9:08 am
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Jarvis Cocker Entertains French Children

Jarvis Cocker is halfway through a six day art installation at Paris' Galerie Chappe, where he's attempting to answer the question "What is music?" by…
Scott Lapatine | May 7, 2009 - 3:11 pm
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New Jarvis Cocker – “Angela”

Pulp hero Jarvis Cocker releases second solo collection Further Complications next month. It was produced by poker pro Steve Albini. How'd that happen? From Paste:…
Scott Lapatine | April 17, 2009 - 12:15 pm
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Pitchfork Music Festival 2008: Saturday In Photos

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy After a night of "classic" recreations, it was nice to dive into the current state of the…
brandon | July 20, 2008 - 11:39 am
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New Jarvis Cocker – “Girls Like It Too” (Live in Buenos Aires)

Looks like we have to go all the way to Argentina to hear the new cheekily titled Cocker tune, "Girls Like It Too." Or, let…
brandon | March 17, 2008 - 11:19 am
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Pete Doherty + Tribute To Disney Tunes = Babys In Shambles

Those in London next Sunday with no plans and a love for Jarvis Cocker and/or the The Jungle Book soundtrack are best advised to buy…
Stereogum | June 8, 2007 - 5:47 pm
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Jarvis Covers Talking Heads, Black Sabbath

Mr. Cocker was the closing act at the Shockwaves NME Awards Show at the Astoria in London Saturday night, where he treated the crowd to…
Stereogum | February 19, 2007 - 9:02 am
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Jarvis And Damon’s Britpop Revival

We miss the good old days of Britpop for the music — but how about those feuds! None of this trumped up Kasabian shite. Perha…
Stereogum | January 5, 2007 - 1:43 pm
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New Jarvis Video – “Don’t Let Him Waste Your Time”

Here’s the clip for the smashing lead-track off Jarvis. You really shouldn’t take driving tips from Mr. Cocker, luv — but truth is Jarvis =…
Stereogum | December 20, 2006 - 11:03 am
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CSS Are Common People Like You

The Pulp fans in us live on and on, and with Jarvis, Mr. Cocker gave us all more to love, opening with the swagger of…
Stereogum | December 11, 2006 - 12:21 pm
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