This Is Hardcore (studio album) by Pulp

This Is Hardcore
This Is Hardcore by Pulp
Year: 1998
Overall rank: 919th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 374 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1998 (16th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (179th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (919th)
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PULP - THIS IS HARDCORE [GERMANY] USED - VERY GOOD CD
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CD ALBUM X 2 - PULP - HITS / THIS IS HARDCORE
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This Is Hardcore by Pulp (CD, Mar-1998, Island (Label))
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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 184 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 10,248.

Pulp album bestography « Higher ranked (184th) This album (919th) Lower ranked (1,456th) »
Different ClassThis Is HardcoreHis 'N' Hers

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 374 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.5/100, a mean average of 77.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.4.

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70/100
From 07/03/2020 20:00
This Is Hardcore is a bit underwhelming (and overwhelming) after hearing Different Class. Every song seems to try to be Common People, making this a very laborious listen. Pretty much every song overstays their welcome, even the shorter ones seem to meander. And while none of it is particularly bad, it's all very overblown.
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80/100
From 09/22/2019 14:58
Opening half is great and the second half is good for me. But overall a very good album
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90/100
From 07/19/2019 20:54
Favorite Tracks:Seductive Barry
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From 03/24/2019 23:09
Dark, depressive, and the perfect funeral for Britpop. Glory Days is absolutely phenomenal
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75/100
From 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 02/04/2018 18:49
Excellent follow up to the epic "Different Class". The songwriting is just as sharp, although with a little less humor.
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85/100
From 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 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 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 11/07/2013 12:05
Best tracks: This Is Hardcore, Seductive Barry, The Fear, The Day After the Revolution.
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