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4.5 out of 5
14 Ratings
14 Ratings
opennoise ,

We Love Life

After This Is Hardcore, it was unclear whether Pulp would return to the anthems of Different Class or continue into more arty territory. Instead, with the help of Jarvis Cocker hero Scott Walker as producer, Pulp reinvented their sound into the album We Love Life. Far more organic sounding than any previous Pulp recording, besides perhaps It, We Love Life finds the band creating songs similar to past efforts but within an entirely different lyrical and musical context. Here, Jarvis Cocker's lyrics are, as just a brief glance of the track titles can show you, overflowing with images from nature: trees, weeds, suns, birds to name but a few. If Cocker was going through a bout of depression and paranoia on This Is Hardcore, some of these songs reflect how he has dealt with and continues these problems but now finds solace in the world too. The music reflects this just the same. Many songs are based around acoustic guitar phrases and string orchestration, yet noisy feedback and atmospheric effects often permeate the album, keeping the album from seeming lightweight or the band from sounding out-of-character. Even if it does not necessarily feel like a Pulp album at first listen, it is a fitting swan song for the group, consolidating their catalog's musical territory into a full-length record.

Bsb6767 ,

Was Afraid at First

I love Pulp and have so much respect for Jarvis Cocker and all the torments that he battles, that as a huge Pulp fan, it was hard for me to except their "exile" and come to terms with this being their last LP. I'm a grown man, and I cried for goodness sake! So I did what any mature man would do.....I just avoided this album for 4 years!!

Once I came to my senses and bought it, I was simply blown away (and angry at myself for waiting so long!)

Buckle up, this is a tremendous ride from start to finish with sounds that are trademark Pulp mixed with a very fresh, acoustic/organic and heavily sampled to perfection feel!

Highlights: Weeds II, The Night That Minnie Timperly Died, Trees, Bob Lind, Sunrise.

Albey101 ,

This album changed my life

This album is full of hidden optimism and narrates beautiful stories from beginning to end. It's quite different from anything else I've heard from pulp but it's different in an obvious display of growth in their creative process.

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