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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 »

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 »

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 move, simultaneously tongue-in-cheek and incredibly revealing — and, of course, ultimately about sex. By starting their shows with “Do You Remember the First Time?,” Pulp concedes that reunion tours are… More »

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15 Coachella 2012 Performances Not To Miss

COACHELLA BACK. And, this year, the bacchanalia stretches across two weekends featuring identical lineups, as well as an interim week of non-Coachella shows in L.A.,…
Stereogum | April 12, 2012 - 2:21 pm

Watch Pulp Play Fallon

Reunited Britpop deities Pulp, looking just as debonair as you'd expect, were the musical guests on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night, and I'm…
Tom Breihan | April 10, 2012 - 9:14 am

Pulp Announce U.S. Shows

Erudite Britpop greats Pulp reunited last year, but they never got around to playing any shows in the Western hemisphere, which was a total drag…
Tom Breihan | January 23, 2012 - 10:28 am

Wireless Festival 2011 In Photos

A weird but interesting mix of performers at this year’s Wireless Festival in London’s Hyde Park: Battles, Bruno Mars, Yuck, Black Eyed Peas, Rocky Erickson,…
Scott Lapatine | July 4, 2011 - 2:18 pm

Glastonbury 2011 In Photos & Video

Beyoncé doesn't normally play festivals, but by all accounts she killed it at Worth Farm last night. After her Glasto headline performance the star told…
Scott Lapatine | June 27, 2011 - 11:31 am

Isle Of Wight 2011 Photos

The 2011 Isle Of Wight Festival took place on its namesake at Newport’s Seaclose Park this past weekend. Iggy Pop, Pulp, and some folks under…
brandon | June 14, 2011 - 3:39 pm

Watch Pulp Reunite In France

Last night (5/25), resurgent Britpop sensualists Pulp performed their first show since 2002. It took place at the appropriately named Le Bikini in Toulouse, France…
brandon | May 26, 2011 - 3:48 pm

Reading & Leeds Lineup 2011

If you're a Muse or My Chemical Romance fan, I feel sorta bad for you, but today's your lucky day: The bands are headlining thi…
brandon | March 22, 2011 - 10:07 am

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

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

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

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

William Shatner’s Celebrity Playlist

Why am I not surprised Captain Kirk likes the sound of his own voice? (Via iTunes.) At least we can applaud his restraint with exclamation
Scott Lapatine | December 6, 2005 - 6:05 pm
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