Pet Shop Boys – Super


We're gonna burn this disco down before the morning comes

Neil and Chris give the proof: "You're not get­ting older, but rather only bet­ter!". The new album 'Super' is not only visu­ally, but also acous­tic­ally a worthy suc­cessor to the last out­put 'Electric'. The old magic is rekindled. And I hope that this course remains as stable as the min­im­al­ist­ic 'Pet Shop Boys' art­works.

An album full of hit songs

I really love the open­er 'Happiness'. This track presents itself in a suc­cess­ful mix­ture of early 90s disco techno and 60s John Lennon piano sound. A great choice for an open­ing track!

The first single 'The Pop Kids' is already dir­ectly an all-time favor­ite hymn. The lyr­ics are awe­some and I can identi­fy myself with this song imme­di­ately. It has this bit­ter­sweet call to mind feel­ing of days that lie in the past. And the tunes and samples catches this feel­ing as well.

Then there is the song 'Undertow', which almost forces you to dance on the dance floor. The song comes with an up-tempo beat and a typ­ic­al, but mod­i­fied 80s music­al scale drums sound. The track 'Burn' is so freak­ing full of energy with crisp, mod­ern beats and a super nice 80s organ tunes.

The Pet Shop Boys mixed all the best parts of dif­fer­ent dec­ades togeth­er. This album isn't just "super". It is fant­ast­ic, bril­liant, excel­lent, fab­ulously, … A must-have for every Synth Pop fan!

By the way, this album also made it into our art­icle ‘The best Synth Pop and genre-related albums 2016‘. Read now.

Track By Track Rating

Pet Shop Boys - Super
Pet Shop Boys – Super
The Pop Kids
The Dictator Decides
Inner Sanctum
Sad Robot World
Say It To Me
Into Thin Air
The Pop Kids
Come on! This album is called 'Super', what should be bad?