Jarvis Fears that incipient middle age has mellowed the misanthropy of Pulp's ex-frontman Jarvis Cocker are allayed by his solo album. Death at the hands of… 2007-04-03 Jarvis Cocker Rock
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Jarvis (2007)

FOREST GRUMP Cocker's solo CD proves he still has a keen eye and ear for life's friction after Pulp
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FOREST GRUMP Cocker's solo CD proves he still has a keen eye and ear for life's friction after Pulp

Details Release Date: Apr 03, 2007; Lead Performance: Jarvis Cocker; Genre: Rock

Fears that incipient middle age has mellowed the misanthropy of Pulp's ex-frontman Jarvis Cocker are allayed by his solo album. Death at the hands of bloated thugs (''Fat Children''), romantic delusion (''Baby's Coming Back to Me''), and a chirpy rumination on evil (''From A to I'') are among his lyrical preoccupations on Jarvis. As Pulp's ''Common People'' proved, Cocker's caustic observations cut deepest when married to hummable tunes. Best are lacerating hidden track ''Running the World'' and glam-rock cruncher ''Don't Let Him Waste Your Time.'' B

Originally posted Mar 21, 2007 Published in issue #927 Mar 30, 2007 Order article reprints