Super (CD)


Pet Shop Boys

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Amoeba Review

After 35 years and 13 albums, bands are supposed to settle down into maturity and dwindling returns. But that’s not what’s happened with synth-pop heroes the Pet Shop Boys. Their latest recaptures the spark of their original, early-’80s albums with disco-flavored jams that cheekily look back on the past while still keeping an eye forward. For instance, “The Pop Kids” imagines the lives of two young adults going to university in London in the early ’90s to be near the music scene while a house beat reminiscent of that era booms in the background. Tracks like “Inner Sanctum” are pure bangers, meant for the dancefloor with a hi-NRG beat that doesn’t quit. Indeed, a song like “Happiness” seems squarely aimed at the group’s queer fans, with charm that overcomes any familiarity with the dance music tropes they employ. Anyway, it feels like a reclaiming, more than anything, given that Pet Shop Boys were at the forefront of such music, inspiring the likes of today’s artists like Jamie xx and Cut Copy. Whether you’re new to them or danced to “West End Girls” on the West End of London in your youth, Super welcomes you with open arms.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Happiness
Pet Shop Boys 04:04
2.
The Pop Kids
Pet Shop Boys 03:55
3.
Twenty-Something
Pet Shop Boys 04:22
4.
Groovy
Pet Shop Boys 03:29
5.
The Dictator Decides
Pet Shop Boys 04:50
6.
Pazzo!
Pet Shop Boys 02:44
7.
Inner Sanctum
Pet Shop Boys 04:18
8.
Undertow
Pet Shop Boys 04:15
9.
Sad Robot World
Pet Shop Boys 03:18
10.
Say It To Me
Pet Shop Boys 03:08
11.
Burn
Pet Shop Boys 03:53
12.
Into Thin Air
Pet Shop Boys 04:17

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