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Under the Radar’s Top 100 Albums of 2020

A Terrible Year Yielded Some Not Terrible Music

Jan 15, 2021

So, 2020 was quite an uneventful year wasn’t it? Nothing much of note happened. It was pretty boring. But at least there were some decent records to liven things up. This is the intro to our Best Albums of 2020 list I wish I could be writing.  More

Hot Chip Announce Livestream Featuring Jarvis Cocker to Benefit Homeless Charity Crisis

The Livestream Will Also Include DJ Sets from Superorganism, Django Django, Kero Kero Bonito, and More

Dec 10, 2020

Hot Chip have announced that they will be hosting a charity livestream event, “Hot Chip and Friends,” on December 18 (next Friday). Proceeds will support Crisis, a British charity for the homeless. The livestream is set to feature back-to-back DJ sets from Hot Chip, Pulp’s Jarvis CockerDillon FrancisSuperorganismKero Kero BonitoLA PriestDjango DjangoPara OneLou HayterMighty Mouse, and MydMore

Dec 02, 2020

Hot Chip recently enlisted Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker for a brand new song, “Straight to the Morning,” which was shared via a video for the track (which was #1 on our Songs of the Week list). Now Hot Chip has shared a remix of the song by Dillon Francis. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Hot Chip and Jarvis Cocker, Nilüfer Yanya, Arlo Parks, and More

Plus Badge Époque Ensemble, Julien Baker, Ela Minus, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Oct 23, 2020

Welcome to the 41st Songs of the Week of 2020. This week there was a second and final presidential debate that, unlike the first one, was an actual debate.  More

Hot Chip Team Up with Jarvis Cocker for New Song “Straight to the Morning”

Song Available on 10-Inch Vinyl January 15, 2021 (Plus Watch JARV IS… Perform at the Barbican)

Oct 23, 2020

Hot Chip have enlisted Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker for a brand new song, “Straight to the Morning,” which was shared via a video for it. The song will be available on a limited edition 10-inch vinyl on January 15, 2021 via Domino.  More

Jarvis Cocker’s Band JARV IS… to Stream Online Concert Film Tomorrow

The Beyond the Pale: Live From the Centre of the Earth Concert Will Be Live For Only 24 Hours On July 21

Jul 20, 2020

Last Friday Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker released a new album Beyond the Pale under his new band’s moniker JARV IS…. Only a few days out from the release, Cocker has announced a free live performance of the record tomorrow, July 21 at 3 p.m. EST/12 p.m, PST/8 p.m. BST via YouTube. It’s entitled Beyond the Pale: Live From the Centre of the Earth and will be available for only 24 hours. More

9 Best Songs of the Week: JARV IS…, Cults, Lianne La Havas, Will Butler, and More

Plus Oceanator, The Go! Team, IDLES, Moses Sumney, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 17, 2020

Welcome to the 28th Songs of the Week of 2020. It’s another week where the pandemic continues to spread all around America, with the Trump administration doing little to stop it. As a consequence, parents across the land (including this one) are wrestling with whether or not to send their kids to school this fall. More

Jul 16, 2020

Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker has a newish band JARV IS… and their debut album, Beyond the Pale, came out today via Rough Trade. Now that the album’s out you can stream the whole thing here. Also, yesterday we posted our review of the album and on Wednesday we posted our podcast interview with Cocker. More

Jul 15, 2020

Welcome to Why Not Both Wednesdays. Every week, in partnership with the Why Not Both podcast, we’ll be presenting new podcast episodes that explore how multiple passions inform the inspiring lives of musicians, writers, actors, and creatives. This week, we got to know the many sides of Jarvis CockerMore

10 Best Songs of the Week: JARV IS…, John Prine, Dirty Projectors, Shamir, and More

Plus Leon Bridges, Plants and Animals, Michael Stipe, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 12, 2020

Welcome to the 23rd Songs of the Week of 2020. It was a bit more of a chill week than last week. Black Lives Matter protests continued across the world, but generally remained peaceful.  More

Jarvis Cocker’s JARV IS… Share Video for New Song “Save the Whale”

Beyond the Pale Due Out July 17 via Rough Trade

Jun 11, 2020

Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker has a newish band JARV IS… and their debut album, Beyond the Pale, is due out July 17 via Rough Trade. Now they have shared another song from the album, album opener “Save the Whale,” via a video for it featuring live photos of the band taken by fans.  More

Jun 01, 2020

Fourteen years later, alas, Jarvis Cocker’s 2006 single “Running the World” (its full uncensored title is “Cunts Are Still Running the World”) resonates even more today.  More

New Albums by HAIM, Kelly Lee Owens, JARV IS…, Hinds, and More Postponed Due to COVID-19

Plus Willie Nelson, The Pretenders, DMA’s, and Lady Gaga

Mar 25, 2020

With everything going on with the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and most spring and summer tours and festivals either postponed or cancelled, it makes sense that musicians are now starting to postpone their albums. This week HAIM, Jarvis Cocker’s new band JARV IS…, Hinds, Kelly Lee Owens, The Pretenders, Willie Nelson, Lady Gaga, and DMA’s have all pushed back the release dates of their upcoming albums. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Chromatics, JARV IS…, HAIM, Austra, and More

Plus Muzz, The Lemon Twigs, Caroline Rose, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 06, 2020

Welcome to the ninth Songs of the Week of 2020. It's been a topsy-turvy week. SXSW was just cancelled due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. The Democratic presidential primaries have dramatically changed in the last week, with Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Tom Steyer, Michael Bloomberg, and, sigh, Elizabeth Warren all dropping out of the race, leaving just Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. More

Mar 02, 2020

Pulp's Jarvis Cocker has a newish band JARV IS... and now the project has announced their debut album, Beyond the Pale, and shared a new song from it, "House Music All Night Long," via a video for the track.

Jarvis Cocker Shares New Version of “Running the World” in Campaign for UK Christmas #1

New Version Features Kaiser Quartett; Proceeds Go to Homeless Charity Shelter

Dec 19, 2019

Pulp's Jarvis Cocker has shared a new version of his 2006 song "Running the World," made with Kaiser Quartett, a string quartet based in Hamburg, Germany. It is timed to the fan campaign to make the protest song (its full uncensored title is "Cunts Are Still Running the World") the #1 song on the UK singles chart on Christmas Day in response to last week's British election results. More

Dec 17, 2019

It's apparently a big deal which song is #1 on the UK singles chart on Christmas Day. A Facebook group has been launched by fans Michael Hall and Darcie Molina to help get a 13-year-old solo protest song by Pulp's Jarvis Cocker, "Running the World," into the #1 spot in response to last week's British election results, in which Boris Johnson's Conservative Party won in a landslide, in large part because of Brexit. More

Festival Preview: OFF Festival

In Katowice, Poland, August 2-4

Jul 26, 2019

First started by organizer and director Arthur Rojeck from rock band Myslovitz and dream pop outfit Lenny Valentino, OFF Festival at Katowice in Poland boasts an intoxicating mix of youthful energy coming from the carefully selected cutting edge musicians plus huge heritage acts ensuring a high quality of performers which can range right from German techno to Norwegian death metal. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Hatchie, Mark Ronson and Angel Olsen, Absolutely Free, and More

Plus Devendra Banhart, Metronomy, Luke Temple, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 21, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. It's a supersized edition, with a Top 12 instead of a Top 10. A ton of new albums were announced in the last week and then there were some albums and EPs released today featuring non-single tracks we've been dying to share in Songs of the Week. More

Fat White Family Share Remix of “Feet” by Jarvis Cocker and DJ Parrot

Serfs Up! Out Now via Domino; UK Tour Dates Announced

Jun 18, 2019

England's Fat White Family released a new album, Serfs Up!, back in April via Domino, their first for the label (and third album overall). Now they have shared a remix of one of its singles, "Feet," done by Jarvis Cocker of Pulp alongside DJ ParrotMore

7 Best Songs of the Week: Jarvis Cocker, Hatchie, The National, Younghusband, and More

Plus Men I Trust, Alex Lahey, The Raconteurs, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

May 17, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. We weren't blown away by too many new tracks this week, beyond the Top 4 on the list below, hence a slightly shorter list this week. More

May 15, 2019

Pulp's Jarvis Cocker has shared a new song, "MUST I EVOLVE," under the band name JARV IS. More

Desert Daze Announces My Bloody Valentine, Julia Holter, GUM, and Other Lineup Additions

They Join Previously Announced Lineup Including Tame Impala, Jarvis Cocker, Mercury Rev Performing Deserter's Songs, and More

Jul 24, 2018

California's Desert Daze festival has been announcing its lineup in stages. Now they have announced the third round of artists, including second headliner My Bloody Valentine, as well as Julia Holter, Shellac, Escape-ism, and Yonatan Gat & The Eastern Medicine Singers.  More

Apr 12, 2018

Arcade Fire performed in London tonight and they brought Pulp's Jarvis Cocker up on stage to perform his song "Cunts Are Still Running the World," a song from his 2006-released debut solo album Jarvis (it was also featured during the closing credits of Children of Men).  More

Jarvis Cocker Announces British Tour Dates Featuring New Songs

Is Cocker Prepping His First Album in Nine Years?

Mar 13, 2018

Pulp's Jarvis Cocker has announced some new British tour dates via Instagram. A press release says "most of the songs are new but some will be familiar," hinting at a new solo album from Cocker. More

Dec 14, 2017

Jarvis Cocker and Iggy Pop have teamed up to cover the Nick Cave classic "Red Right Hand" (from 1994). They have done so for the TV show Peaky Blinders. The show, which stars Cillian Murphy as the leader if a gang in post-WWI Birmingham, England, airs on BBC 2 in the U.K. and Netflix in the U.S.  More

Sep 18, 2017

Iceland's Sigur Rós previously announced Norður og Niður, a new festival at Reykjavik's Harpa venue from December 27 - 31. The band will perform four shows in Harpa's main hall, Eldborg (which has a capacity of only 1,500 per show), on December 27, 28, 29, and 30.  More

Listen to Jarvis Cocker, Richard Hawley, and John Grant Cover Scott Walker for BBC Proms

Susanne Sundfør Also Took Part in Live Event with An Orchestra

Jul 25, 2017

At a BBC Proms concert tonight at the Royal Albert Hall in London they paid tribute to Scott Walker. Jules Buckley and the Heritage Orchestra led the concert with guest vocalists Pulp's Jarvis CockerRichard HawleyJohn Grant, and Susanne Sundfør all performing Walker's songs.  More

Jul 13, 2017

Leslie Feist released a new albumPleasureback in April via Interscope. The album's highlight might be "Century," which climaxes with a spoken word section by Pulpfrontman (and solo artist) Jarvis CockerMore

Jun 07, 2017

Leslie Feist released a new albumPleasureon April 28 via Interscope. The album's highlight might be "Century," which climaxes with a spoken word section by Pulp frontman (and solo artist) Jarvis CockerMore

Under the Radar Announces Spring 2017 Issue with Father John Misty on the Cover

Issue 60 Also Includes Interviews with alt-J, Grandaddy, Jarvis Cocker, Mount Eerie, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Perfume Genius, Slowdive, Little Dragon, London Grammar, Mew, Real Estate, Goldfrapp, The New Pornographers and Much More

Apr 07, 2017

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our Spring 2017 Issue, which is out now digitally via Under the Radar's app and the magazine app Readly. The print version is about to ship out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon (as well as available soon digitally via the magazine apps Zinio and Readly). More

Apr 05, 2017

Leslie Feist is releasing a new albumPleasureon April 28 via Interscope. Previously she had shared the album's title track. Now here's another song from the album, "Century," which features the guest vocals of Pulpfrontman (and solo artist) Jarvis Cocker. More

Jan 27, 2017

Pulp's Jarvis Cocker has teamed up with Chilly Gonzales for a new collaborative concept album, Room 29, and have shared two songs from it and a teaser video. Room 29 is due out March 17 via Deutsche Grammophon. More

Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker Releases “Likely Stories” EP, Soundtrack to Neil Gaiman TV Series

Cocker's First New Solo Release Since 2009 Out Now on 7-Inch in the U.K. and Out Digitally on May 27

May 20, 2016

Pulp's Jarvis Cocker has scored Likely Stories, a new TV series based on short stories by acclaimed author Neil Gaiman. Now the score has been released as the Likely Stories EP on 7-inch in the U.K. today. The EP will be released digitally on May 27 and as a 7-inch in the U.S. on June 3. More

Feb 11, 2016

Pulp's Jarvis Cocker is set to score Likely Stories, a new TV series based on short stories by acclaimed author Neil Gaiman. There will be four half-hour episodes that will air in the U.K. on Sky Arts. There's no word on when it will premiere and if it will also air in the U.S. (and on which channel if it does). More

Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker Writes a Letter to Father Christmas (aka Santa Claus)

Asks for a Batman Mask, Sexy Glasses, and a Guided Missile That Only Kills Evil People

Dec 09, 2015

Pulp's Jarvis Cocker has written a letter to Father Christmas (aka Santa Claus) and asked for a 1960s Batman mask, cashmere underpants, sexy glasses, an electric car, and a "guided missile that only kills evil people & leaves nice people completely unscathed."

Nov 23, 2015

Pulp's Jarvis Cocker has debuted a new song, "Friday 13th 2015," about the recent terrorist attacks in Paris. The British musician lives in Paris. The track is a spoken word piece, backed by Serafina Steer, in which Cocker talks about what he was doing when he heard about the attacks and how he was worried about his son, who he couldn't reach at the time.  More

Jarvis Cocker + Goldfrapp and Portishead Members to Perform at “Thunderbirds” Tribute Concert

In Honor of 50th Anniversary of Classic 1960s Science Fiction Puppet Show Created by Gerry Anderson

Nov 19, 2015

Jarvis Cocker and members of Goldfrapp and Portishead have teamed up for a tribute concert to honor the iconic 1960s British children's show ThunderbirdsThunderbirds debuted in 1965 and featured a mix of intricate models and puppets to tell the science fiction tale of International Rescue, a family team of futuristic rescue workers in 2065 who utilized various cool rockets and airplanes to avert disasters. More

Oct 28, 2015

Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker visits the zoo in the strange video for "Completely Sun," which is a song by Pilooski. Pilooski is the French DJ/producer Cédric Marszewski (he's also one-half of Discodeine) and the song features spoken word sections by Cocker.  More

Listen: Jarvis Cocker, Robyn + Joseph Mount (Metronomy), and Sébastien Tellier Songs from Partisan

Songs Released Under Pseudonyms as Part of the Film Partisan, Which is Scored by Oneohtrix Point Never

Sep 30, 2015

The indie film Partisan won an award at the Sundance Film Festival, opens in New York this Friday, and is released on DVD October 14. Oneohtrix Point Never scored the movie, but several other notable musicians (Jarvis Cocker, Jason Buckle, Joseph Mount of MetronomyRobyn, and Sébastien Tellier) contributed to the soundtrack under pseudonyms. More

Watch Jarvis Cocker Explain His “20 Golden Greats” Project and Record New Music

Exhibition in Conjunction with Red Bull Now on in Paris

Jul 02, 2015

Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker has teamed up with Red Bull Paris for the "20 Golden Greats" project. It's an exhibition at their art space in Paris (at 12 Mail, 75002 Paris, France) that is currently running until August 28. More

Sep 19, 2014

In New York City this weekend on Sunday, Sept. 21 close to 100,000 people are expected to take part in the People's Climate March, a rally that will coincide with a UN summit of global leaders addressing the world's climate crisis. More

Jarvis Cocker Working on New Music

New Pulp Documentary Out in the UK Next Month

May 27, 2014

Finishing a lengthy reunion tour with Pulp at the end of 2012—the last show of which was captured for a new documentary—frontman Jarvis Cocker has revealed in a new interview that he has begun working on some new solo material. More

Jan 10, 2014

Back in 2008 the Scottish arts collective and charity Transgressive North visited the Light of Love Children's Home in Tuni, southeastern India, a place that housed some 600 young "untouchables." More

Oct 24, 2013

A stable of impressive musicians have teamed up for an ambitious, two-part international outreach album in aid of Dalit “untouchable” children in southeast India. More

Beck Will Perform “Song Reader” Live in London on July 4

Guests Include Jarvis Cocker, Franz Ferdinand, Charlotte Gainsbourg and More

May 16, 2013

Remember last year, when we got all excited that Beck was about to release his first album since 2008’s Modern Guilt…and it turned out to be a collection of sheet music called Song Reader? Well, we can finally put down our guitars. More

Apr 16, 2012

Last year Pulp reunited and last Tuesday, April 10, Jarvis Cocker and co. played their first show in the United States in 14 long years at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Support came from ChromaticsUnder the Radar's photographer Wendy Lynch Redfern was there to capture the band's long awaited return to North America.  More

Mar 29, 2012

While in New York with a reunited Pulp, Jarvis Cocker has revealed that he will perform at New York's Whitney Museum April 5-8 with his electro side outfit Relaxed Muscle. More

Oct 12, 2011

Along with 12 Nobel laureates and 6 Booker prize winners, Faber & Faber has gained something else worth acknowledgement-Jarvis Cocker. More

Watch: Jarvis Cocker and The Strokes Cover The Cars

“Just What I Needed” at Reading Festival

Aug 29, 2011

On Saturday at the Reading Festival in the U.K., Pulp's frontman, Jarvis Cocker, joined The Strokes onstage to cover The Cars' song, "Just What I Needed." More

Jarvis Cocker Guests on Boys Noize/Erol Alkan Track

“Avalanche (Terminal Velocity)”

Jul 28, 2011

German glitch-master Boys Noize has teamed with Erol Alkan and…Jarvis Cocker? Color us interested. More

Jarvis Cocker to Release Lyrics Book

Watch Video of Cocker Discussing Mother, Brother, Lover: Selected Lyrics

Jun 30, 2011

Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker is set to release a book of his lyrics, Mother, Brother, Lover: Selected Lyrics, due out in October via Faber & Faber. More

May 13, 2010

Sad but true, sometimes you can have too much of a good thing. Well, sad for us that is. Swamped with back issues—which I’m all sure we can agree is a good thing—Under the Radar is passing them on to you with a sale on selected issues. The question is, can you have too much of a good thing? We're offering two dollars off most available back issues! More

Jarvis Cocker Produces Found Sound Album

Proves Yet Again He’s Cooler Than You

May 13, 2010

Jarvis Cocker has rocked with Pulp, slayed solo, and entertained children. So why not delve into the world of ambient recordings? He has with found sound album, Time to Think. We have the free download link. More

Watch: Jarvis Cocker Sings “Girl With One Eye” With Florence and the Machine

Live Guests Also Included Patrick Wolf, Jack Peñate, Kid Harpoon

Dec 01, 2009

This past weekend, U.K. hitmakers Florence and the Machine played a guest-crazy show at London's Tabernacle. (Via NME.) The gig featured surprise guest spots from Patrick Wolf, Jack Peñate, Kid Harpoon, and our former cover subject Jarvis Cocker. More

Nov 06, 2009

Jarvis Cocker has a new video for "Further Complications," which is the title track to the ex-Pulp frontman's latest solo album, Further Complications. The clip was shot in a plain white studio and echoes the album's cover art. More

Aug 04, 2009

Russell Brand enlists Jarvis Cocker to pen songs for his upcoming film, Get Him to the Greek (a spin-off of Forgetting Sarah Marshall), and Cocker has plans to reprise his Paris exhibition in London later this year. He tells Billboard he might reform Pulp before he gets too old, but he might not. More

Jul 28, 2009

Former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker played a show at The Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles, CA last night. We sent photographer Wendy Lynch Redfern down to capture the action. Check out the full gallery of photos from the Wiltern show here. More

Photos of Jarvis Cocker Performing With Kids in a Paris Art Gallery

Check out a Full Gallery of Cocker's "Children's Day" Performance

May 06, 2009

All this week Jarvis Cocker is taking over the Galerie Chappe art gallery in Paris for musical performances, exercise classes, a photo exhibition, and all sorts. Today was children's day, as French children traditionally have Wednesday's off, and so we sent our Paris photographer Sophie Etchart down to the event to capture the madness. More

Jarvis Cocker Takes Over Paris Art Gallery All Next Week

Jarvis The Exhibition Includes Performances, Yoga, and Kids' Day

May 01, 2009

Jarvis Cocker is to take up residence at a Paris art gallery all next week. Replete with audience interaction, improvisation, aerobics classes, and a children's day, the five-day experiment sounds like a ton of fun. More

Saying the Unsayable SXSW Lecture

Jarvis Cocker on the Importance of Lyrics

Mar 19, 2009

“Saying the Unsayable” was an “investigation into the role of lyrics in popular song.” Jarvis Cocker, dressed as dapper as ever in a jacket and tie, stood in front of the eager crowd crammed into the small convention room, and armed with a slide/video projector and a long pointer, as he presented a near-two-hour lecture on the importance of lyrics. And if anyone should know about the value of lyrics, it’s Cocker, arguably one of the greatest British lyricists of the last two decades. “Everything expressed is solely based on my subjective opinion,” Cocker said in his opening, “but I’m usually right.” More


Jarvis Cocker Checks Into Room 29

Illusions of the Screen

Jul 03, 2017

On a level with The Hollywood Sign and Grauman's Chinese Theatre, the storied Chateau Marmont is a landmark forever entwined in the history of Hollywood filmmaking (and thus American popular culture at large.) One particular suite of the distinguished hotel became the subject of Room 29, a concept album by British songwriter—and Pulp frontman—Jarvis Cocker and Canadian composer Chilly Gonzales. More

Jarvis Cocker and Chilly Gonzales

Truth, Twenty-Four Frames Per Second

Jun 30, 2017

Errol Flynn. Clark Gable. Robert Mitchum. Marilyn Monroe. Dorothy Parker. Greta Garbo. Charles Bukowski. F. Scott Fitzgerald. Heath Ledger. Gram Parsons. Jim Morrison. John Lennon. James Dean and Natalie Wood. Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski. All were guests of Chateau Marmont, Hollywood's most fabled hotel. More

Jul 31, 2014

For this Throwback Thursday we revisit our 2007 interview with Jarvis Cocker. At the time the Pulp frontman was releasing his debut solo album, titled Jarvis, was still married, and many years away from reforming Pulp. This is the full unedited transcript of the interview and is longer than what originally ran in the print magazine. Read on as Cocker discusses domestic life, marriage advice, fatherhood, the highs and lows of Pulp, time travel, religion, whether Hitler thought he was evil, William Shatner, and a myriad of other topics.   More

Jarvis Cocker

Profoundly Shallow

Aug 04, 2009

He's made a career out of examining every thread in the tapestry of British life, so it should surprise no one that Jarvis Cocker likes to ask questions. More


OFF Festival 2019 in Katowice, Poland, August 2, 2019

Aug 16, 2019

Having never been to Poland before, I am unsure what to expect from OFF Festival and as I approach the ominous looking makeshift entry gates built out of three shipping containers, a light plane immediately hurtles within spitting distance overhead to haphazardly land in the adjacent field.  More

Likely Stories EP

Likely Stories EP

Rough Trade

Jul 19, 2016

The pairing of Jarvis Cocker's sardonicism with another master storyteller, author Neil Gaiman (CoralineThe Graveyard Book) is pure genius. Cocker has written the music for the British television series, Likely Stories, based on four short stories by the award-winning Gaiman. More

Saying the Unsayable SXSW Lecture

March 18th, 2009

Mar 19, 2009

 “Saying the Unsayable” was an “investigation into the role of lyrics in popular song.” Jarvis Cocker, dressed as dapper as ever in a jacket and tie, stood in front of the eager crowd crammed into the small convention room, and armed with a slide/video projector and a long pointer, as he presented a near-two-hour lecture on the importance of lyrics. And if anyone should know about the value of lyrics, it’s Cocker, arguably one of the greatest British lyricists of the last two decades. “Everything expressed is solely based on my subjective opinion,” Cocker said in his opening, “but I’m usually right.” More