Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Great Songwriters: Jarvis Cocker(2006)

A decade after he first set an impossibly hard act to follow, Jarvis Cocker has returned with an album that knocks not only his ageing contemporaries, but many of his descendants, for six. It strikes me, on the twentieth or so listen to 'Jarvis', that this ability to spy on society and then fix a wry commentary with a gimlet eye and dry wit, is indicating that Jarvis Cocker is turning into the music world's Alan Bennett. There can surely be no finer accolade to a magnificent album, and - that rare thing these days - a true hero, and legend in his own time.
key tracks: Don't Let Him Waste Your Time, Cunts Are Still Running The World
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