This Is Hardcore (Original Version)
Label: Universal-Island Records Ltd.
Hits starts when veteran outsiders Pulp were turning into art pop darlings and follows them back to veteran outsider status. Jarvis Cocker's superb vignettes range from knowingly sleazy (almost everything) to simply stellar ("Help the Aged," "Trees"). Instead of being a castoff extra, the new "Last Days of the Miner's Strike" stands tall among their best work.