The Guardian is featuring Jarvis Cocker as its guest reviewer for Singles Club this week. Well, Jarvis and his kids. He’s given a predictable mix of pop, alternative, and hip-hop. But his take on The Killers’ “The World We Live In” is hilarious and spot on:
The Killers – The World We Live In
That title is just asking for trouble: what, you’re gonna sum up the whole of human existence in 4mins 13secs are you Mr Flowers? OK, hit me. Apparently the planet we are inhabiting sounds like an ELO B-side put through a flanger. This is so bad it actually made me feel sorry for them for a minute. They seem to want success so badly and then they curl this one out and mess it all up for themselves. I used to feel a similar way about Placebo – then I discovered that they were massive in France. The boys started playing on the Wii during this.
And here’s the video for Cocker’s rough and tumble new single, “Angela”, via Rough Trade: