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This Is Hardcore (album) by Pulp

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This Is Hardcore
This Is Hardcore by Pulp (1998)
Overall rank: 766th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 319 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 20 albums of 1998 (14th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (158th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (766th)

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Pulp bestography

This Is Hardcore is ranked 2nd best out of 12 albums by Pulp on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Pulp is Different Class which is ranked number 173 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 15,671.

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Members who like this album also like: OK Computer by Radiohead, Kid A by Radiohead and Different Class by Pulp.

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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 319 votes)
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From nitomano 09/27/2018 04:17
El album en conjunto lo disfruté más que Different Class, que también es muy bueno pero temas como The Fear, This is Hardcore, Dishes y Sylvia son algunos de mis favoritos de la banda. Un Disco bastante recomendable.
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From garycottier 06/01/2016 21:12
The follow up to the mega successful, different class. This is hardcore, is a darker twin to the more optimistic predecessor, but songwise it's just as good. The title track is amazing, one of Pulp's greatest songs. Other highlights include, the fear, a little soul, and, Sylvia. This is hardcore, is a fine album, dark with little specks of light shining through. Good stuff.
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From lifescience 09/25/2014 19:41
This album is as brilliant as it is manic depressive. Not like other Orphic Crooners who fall in love with their misery, within the lush and sprawling landscapes of this album there is an unsettling cry for help. It is a beautiful work with a Serge Gainsbourg influence, and is possibly the most uncompromising album I've ever heard. I'm thrilled that it has a following and getting the recognition it deserves
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From meccalecca 05/04/2014 20:29
Your witty older brother has settled down with a family. His snide remarks generate a tense relationship with the family.
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From Bach 11/07/2013 12:05
Best tracks: This Is Hardcore, Seductive Barry, The Fear, The Day After the Revolution.
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From AranD 06/19/2013 15:38
The brilliantly dark tone is set straight away..'This is the sound of someone losing the plot/Making out that they're ok when they're not.'
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From covecove 04/19/2013 23:57
If Different Class is one of the happiest, better produced albums ever, Hardcore is the complete oposite. Dark, moody, lyrically sad, almost deppresive. It shows a band that has changed the dynamic and energy for a moment of reflextion. The result is almost cathartic. This is one of the greatest albums ever to be conceived and a logic choice to be king of the underrated. Songs like A Little Soul or the supreme Sylvia are simply exquisite...
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From junodog4 09/20/2012 16:20
Pulp's most moody, and with the coolest groove. But not quite on par with the consistent excellence of Different Class.
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