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A quick vignette: It’s a Sunday morning, summer 1995, and I’m up way too early. My memory is hazy, but I’m pretty sure I’d accidentally set my alarm to my ungodly-early high-school wakeup time the night before, as a reflex. So at like 5:45 on a Sunday, I’m up, listening to tinny music blaring from… More »

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 »

We’re celebrating Britpop Week here at Stereogum, and while there’s lots of essential listening that comes with such a pursuit, there’s not much in the way of essential viewing. There is, however, Live Forever: The Rise And Fall Of Brit Pop, the 2003 BBC documentary directed by John Dower. The film looks back at British… More »

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Jarvis Cocker Shares Song About Paris Terror Attacks

Jarvis Cocker lives in Paris, and the Pulp frontman has recorded a new song responding to the recent terrorist attacks in Paris. As The Quietus
Tom Breihan | November 23, 2015 - 1:05 pm

Hear Jarvis Cocker’s Soundtrack To His Art Exhibit

In a few weeks, Jarvis Cocker of Pulp fame will present an art exhibition for Red Bull Space Paris called 20 Golden Greats, where he'll…
James Rettig | June 9, 2015 - 9:40 am

Greek Politician Agrees That Pulp’s “Common People” Is Probably About His Wife

There's a good chance you've listened to Pulp's deathless classic "Common People" a few hundred times without ever considering the possibility that it could be…
Tom Breihan | May 11, 2015 - 12:37 pm

Watch Jonah Hill Cover Drake, Scarlett Johansson Cover New Order, Stephen Malkmus Cover The Black Crowes, Jarvis Cocker Cover Celine Dion For Vice’s 20th Birthday In Brooklyn

There was a not-entirely-common sight down around the Brooklyn Navy Yard last night. Dozens of cabs lined the street, because depending on where you're coming…
Ryan Leas | December 6, 2014 - 4:18 pm

Watch The Pulp Documentary Pulp: A Film About Life, Death And Supermarkets

Pulp was arguably the greatest band to come out of Britpop, and when they reunited in 2011, it was a big deal. In 2012, they…
Tom Breihan | November 17, 2014 - 1:05 pm

Watch A Nine-Year-Old Win A Pulp Karaoke Contest Judged By Jarvis Cocker

Last week, we reported that Jarvis Cocker would head to New York to judge a Pulp karaoke contest at a screening of the documentary Pulp:
Tom Breihan | August 8, 2014 - 4:48 pm

Jarvis Cocker To Judge Pulp Karaoke Contest In NYC

If you're reading anything on this website, there is a very good chance you have attempted to croon along with at least one Pulp song…
Tom Breihan | July 31, 2014 - 11:49 am

Watch The Trailer For The Pulp Documentary

It's easy to get cynical about the recent epidemic of broken-up bands reuniting and getting that festival money, but when the band in question is…
Tom Breihan | May 30, 2014 - 9:20 am

His ‘N’ Hers Turns 20

At every gig they've played since their much-hyped 2011 reunion, Pulp's set opener has been "Do You Remember The First Time?" It's a typically Pulpian…
Brad Sanders | April 21, 2014 - 12:59 pm

It’s Britpop Week On Stereogum

The first time I saw Blur was on September 29, 1994, at the old Academy Theatre on 43rd St. in Manhattan. That place has been…
Michael Nelson | April 21, 2014 - 11:31 am

Stereogum’s 50 Favorite Songs Of 2013

Determining the year's best albums is, admittedly, a subjective pursuit. But even more than an albums roundup, a list of songs is an intensely personal…
Stereogum | December 12, 2013 - 1:09 pm

The 10 Best Pulp Songs

Way back before poptimism became a thing that went beyond anti-rockism and into the territory of taking every sound ever very seriously -- I am…
Ryan Leas | August 8, 2013 - 2:26 pm

Pulp – “After You (Soulwax Remix)”

"After You," Pulp's saucy disco collaboration with James Murphy, is one of my favorite singles of the past year, and it finally gets its physical…
Tom Breihan | April 18, 2013 - 1:23 pm

Watch Pulp Play “After You” On Jonathan Ross

On a recent episode of the UK's Jonathan Ross Show, reunited Britpop deities Pulp made their first TV appearance in a decade, playing the utterly…
Tom Breihan | February 4, 2013 - 2:29 pm

S.S. Coachella Jamaica Diary & Photos

The S.S. Coachella sailed from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Jamaica and back between 12/19 and 12/23, along the way featuring performances from Pulp, Hot Chip,
Andrew Youssef | December 26, 2012 - 3:15 pm

Pulp – “After You” (2012 Version)

Pulp, who just performed on the S.S. Coachella, have released this new recording of "After You," a demo from 2000 circa the recording of We
Claire Lobenfeld | December 26, 2012 - 11:37 am

NME’s 100 Best Tracks Of The ’90s

Venerated British rock rag NME has already named its 100 top tracks of the '70s and '80s, and the magazine has now cobbled together a…
Tom Breihan | May 16, 2012 - 10:07 am