Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pulp - Separations (1992)

Separations is Jarvis’ triumphant return after a 6 year recording hiatus. Since his last album, Freaks (which is veritably the worst Pulp LP), he returned with more theatrical sensibilities and began to play around with the disco inspired sounds which would later develop and lead him to Brit-pop stardom. In my opinion, this is one of his most intense and sexually charged albums. Songs such opening track “Love is Blind,” “My Legendary Girlfriend,” and “Death II” have Jarvis howling over the building rising action and bursting into bellowing climaxes.

This celebratory entry into the Pulp canon lies somewhere between melancholic and lascivious, and definitely makes up for the mediocre Freaks, while paving the way for his classics to come.

Rating: 9/10


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