Electric (CD)


Pet Shop Boys

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Amoeba Review

07/15/2013

Pet Shop Boys’ excellent twelfth album sees the British duo doing what they do best — offering delightfully primary disco-pop with socially subversive lyricism and memorable melodies. “Axis” gets things spinning with its hi-NRG beats. “Bolshy” provides the sort of great analog synth lines that seem to only come naturally to original new-wavers like the Pet Shop Boys. “Love is a Bourgeois Construct” has the kind of beat and chorus that would make a European football anthem, but its great lyrics fit squarely in Pet Shop Boys’ world of subtle wit — “love is a bourgeois construct, just like they said at university,” Neil Tennant deadpans. Some of Electric is rehashy, like “Flourescent,” which sounds a bit too close to Visage’s “Fade to Grey.” But for the most part, Electric is so spot-on that its reliance on old sounds can be forgiven — even a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “The Last to Die” sounds like it was written for the band specifically, and “Thursday” is a perfect throwback track, eliciting fond memories of freestyle and the band’s biggest hit, “West End Girls.” Electric ends up being Pet Shop Boys’ best album in years, right up there with their ’80s classics. Read More


Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Axis
Pet Shop Boys 05:32
2.
Bolshy
Pet Shop Boys 05:44
3.
Love Is A Bourgeois Construct
Pet Shop Boys 06:41
4.
Fluorescent
Pet Shop Boys 06:14
5.
Inside A Dream
Pet Shop Boys 05:37
6.
The Last To Die
Pet Shop Boys 04:12
7.
Shouting In The Evening
Pet Shop Boys 03:36
8.
Thursday
Pet Shop Boys , Example 05:02
9.
Vocal
Pet Shop Boys 06:34

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