Why is Pulp’s His ‘n’ Hers on my best 1,000 albums ever list?
Britpop that’s deeply soaked in 1970s and 1980s influences spanning post-punk to glam rock to synth pop to dance music.
Some stats & info about Pulp – His ‘n’ Hers
- What kind of musical stylings does this album represent? Rock, Rock Music, Alternative Rock, Britpop, British Bands, Synth Pop
- Rolling Stone’s greatest 500 albums ranking – not ranked!
- All Music’s rating – 4.5 out of 5 stars
- When was His ‘n’ Hers released? 1994
- My ranking, the one you’re reading right now – #890 out of 1,000
Pulp’s His ‘n’ Hers on Spotify
What does the “best 1,000 albums ever” mean and why are you doing this?
Yeah, I know it’s audacious, a little crazy (okay, maybe a lot cray cray), bordering on criminal nerdery.
But here’s what it’s NOT: a definitive list of the Greatest Albums of All-Time. This is 100% my own personal super biased, incredibly subjective take on what my top 1,000 albums are, ranked in painstaking order over the course of doing research for nearly a year, Rob from High Fidelity style. Find out more about why I embarked on a best 1,000 albums ever project.
What does Pulp’s His ‘n’ Hers mean to me? What does it make me feel? Why is it exciting or compelling?
Part of the charm of His ‘n’ Hers is that it’s hard to pin down as a whole, and even at times from song to song. It’s a 1990s britpop and alt rock album that is deeply soaked in 1970s and 1980s influences spanning post-punk to glam rock to synth pop to dance music.
“David’s Last Summer” leans into the dancy-y, poppy side and is probably my favorite song on the album. As I noted, it’s kind of dance-y with jangly strumming guitars and a driving beat, but it’s oddly quiet at the same time (somehow?) and even mysterious in its use of lyrics. As I say: hard to pin down, but good.
“Joyriders,” on the other hand, can be more easily placed in line with Pulp’s Britpop and alt rock contemporaries, with Blur circa Parklife (an album that has grown on me a great deal over the years) being a pretty strong analog.
“Pink Glove” feels like it was spawned out of a 1980s John Hughes soundtrack, like it was the romantic number that was cut from the last minute out of Sixteen Candles or Some Kind of Wonderful.