• We Love Life Turns 20

    1 month ago - By Stereogum

    It had been three and a half years since Pulp released an album, and everything had changed. The band's whole existence had already been a long, strange trip - from youthful iterations mostly existing in obscurity in the ‘80s, to beginning to incorporate more dance influences, to the massive breakthroughs during Britpop's mid-‘90s heyday. After all of that, there was the crash landing of 1998's This Is Hardcore - the fallout from fame and partying, the ugly and bleak late nights on the other side of everything. That, in a way, could've already been Pulp's conclusion. It was an endpoint...
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  • Change Turns 20

    Change Turns 20

    1 month ago - By Stereogum

    Eventually, even the wild ones settle down. There are always exceptions, those full-fledged grownups in nightlife scenes around the world who've maintained a bustling pace of life for decades. But there comes a time for many people when the possibility of youth gives way to the stability of adulthood. Maybe, by choice or necessity, you exchange freedom and flexibility for a steady paycheck and a morning routine. Maybe you buy a house and discover the joys of lawn care. Maybe you have children and those kids consume your every waking hour. You begin to understand the appeal of hobbies that...
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