It’s pretty unforgivable that Pulp’s It’s A Dirty World was only ever released 8 years after This Is Hardcore… and even then, only as as a bonus on the remastered Deluxe Edition. The world was dirty well before 2006.

It’s fucking MAGNIFICENT.

To read about the development of This Is Hardcore’s striking and controversial album art courtesy of Peter Saville, check out the in-depth article on