Top critical review
solid effort, but not as good as PULP
on November 12, 2007
This is a good pop record with some decent social commentary. It does not compare to a PULP record such as "We Love Life". The music is much
stronger on the PULP records, but I guess this is to be expected of a
solo effort. The songs are good, but the emphasis is on the lyrics not
necessarily the arrangements. Jarvis has a lot to say and he says it well, but I will always prefer the full band dynamic. I do like the
"instructions" Jarvis gives for listening to the record -hilarious. There
is a hidden track about 30 minutes after the end of the final listed song.
Its a bold protest song that is unlike anything I have heard in long time.
I would recommend this disc, but its not spectacular and we have seen
Jarvis can be just that.