YouTune no.36: Babies

If ever there was a song without need of a music video, it’s Babies, by Pulp. But tradition dictates that a link is supplied, and here it is; you’re better off listening with your eyes closed. I love the way the other official video knowingly refers to this, with captions prefacing ‘narrative’, ‘setting’ and so on.

I actually, honestly think this is one of the best songs written, in the last three decades at least. And I can’t think of a tune that propels as this does: it escalates and builds and sustains and never seems to fall off. Rarely will you find a better exemplar of the simple, precise art of pop.

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