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Writing this review for three main reasons:1. To offset A.J. Griffen's annoyingly imbecilic review (see below...or not).2. To bring this criminally ignored masterpiece to the attention of Amazon-browsing music lovers.3. To quickly review the extremely cool bonus disc.OK, so DIFFERENT CLASS happens to be one of the top-10 albums of my life - a desert island selection if ever there was one. Jarvis's brilliant lyrics and charismatic vocals are complimented to perfection by the band's punchy synth-and-guitar "Britpop" sound.DC's subject matter concerns the struggles, schemes, humiliations, tragedies, and perverse triumphs of Britain's early-nineties generation of overeducated and oversexed underacheivers. Brilliantly wrought vignettes of revenge, regret, voyeurism, sexual debauchery, sexual frustration, scary drug trips, and occassional life-changing epihanies abound.The bonus disc is an especially classy collection, put...
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'Different class' ya es de por si un disco sobresaliente. La Deluxe Edition no se queda atras. El empaque es de primera, el booklet viene con la coleccion completa de imagenes que salieron relacionadas a este disco y con textos de Jarvis Cocker acerca de cada lado B que viene en el disco 2. Creo que con esto también me animo a comprar las Deluxe Edition de 'His n hers' y de 'This is Hardcore', un trabajo de primera.
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First off, i'm of the opinion that "Different Class" is easily in the top 10 Britpop albums of the 1990's, if not in the top 2 or 3 (and i could make a case that it's one of the top 10 rock albums of the decade), so if you haven't heard it, you really owe it to yourself to hear it (NOTE: Different Class, as an album, is unquestionably a five-star classic; see below why i rate this edition as 4 stars). Very tuneful, with biting commentary, 'humour' and sarcasm on lust, youthful foolishness, class warfare and capturing the zeitgeist of what was going on in the UK around the mid-90's - it's very much of its time, yet I suspect will ultimately be considered timeless. Virtually all of the tracks are pure ear candy - this album really holds up thruout. This edition is beautifully presented -nice thick glossy digipak packaging with Universal's usual clear slipcase; generous booklet and comments, and great sound. If you've read this far, you'll probably want to pop for this in order to...