Album: Jarvis Cocker, Further Complications, (Rough Trade)

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What do you do when desire still consumes you, but decrepitude is setting in? That's the question posed by Jarvis Cocker on Further Complications, an album of disarming honesty and humility.

Jarvis's second solo release is his noisiest record yet. What hasn't altered is his way with bad puns ("I met her in the museum of palaeontology/And I make no bones about it...") and bracing candour ("I'm not looking for a relationship/Just a willing receptacle..."). The libido is willing, even if the flesh is weak.