Pet Shop Boys – Electric

Pet Shop Boys - Electric

A successful reparation

Before I begin to pour the album with flowers, I have to get rid of a few serious words. I’m a fan of ‘Pet Shop Boys’ since my early childhood. The debut album ‘Please’ was one of my first original cassette tapes I own. And I’m always open-minded when an artist decides to try new ways.

Unfortunately, the last album ‘Elysium’ has disappointed me in each possible way. If you ask me something about ‘PSB’ that time, I surely would reply something stupid like: “Their career is sadly over!”. Thank god, I was so wrong! For a moment I forgot that I’m a non-believer. ;-)

I am electrified

‘Electric’ is a rather unusual Pet Shop Boys album, but much better than its predecessor ‘Elysium’. It sounds like in a strange way futuristic electric, as it would be from another time.

The most catchy songs are ‘Vocal‘, ‘Thursday‘ and ‘The Last To Die’. These tracks are typical ‘PSB’ pop anthems. I love the new album, even the almost instrumental opener ‘Axis’ sounds totally cool, and bring you in the right mood for this gorgeous album.

‘Electric’ contains only 9 songs, but I prefer more 9 strong songs instead of 18 mediocre tracks. Dear Neil and Chris again you set my heart in flames. Thank you so much for getting back to your strengths.

By the way, this album also made it into our article ‘The best Synth Pop and genre-related albums 2013‘. Read now.

Track By Track Rating

Pet Shop Boys - Electric
Pet Shop Boys - Electric
Love Is A Bourgeois Construct
Inside A Dream
The Last To Die
Shouting In The Evening
The Last To Die
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