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Electric [VINYL]

Pet Shop Boys Vinyl
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Pet Shop Boys (Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe) are the most successful duo in UK music history. Since signing to Parlophone Records in1985, they have had 42 Top 30 singles and 22 Top 10 hits in the UK, including four number ones.

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  • Vinyl (15 July 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: X2
  • ASIN: B00CL8DKE2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (148 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,655 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Axis
2. Bolshy
3. Love Is A Bourgeois Construct
4. Fluorescent
5. Inside A Dream
Disc: 2
1. The Last To Die
2. Shouting In The Evening
3. Thursday
4. Vocal

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Pet Shop Boys' album Electric, the first to appear on their own label x2, is produced by Stuart Price and features nine tracks in total--eight brand new Pet Shop Boys' songs plus a cover of Bruce Springsteen's "The Last to Die". The result is as uncompromising a collection of dance anthems as Pet Shop Boys have ever made.
Pet Shop Boys said: "Electric is very much set on the dance floor. Our latest album often evolves as a response to our previous album and, whereas Elysium had a reflective mood, Electric is pretty banging! And working with Stuart Price on a studio album is something we have wanted to do for a very long time".

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PET SHOP BOYS Electric (2013 UK 9-track double vinyl LP the twelfth studio album by the English synthpop duo produced by Stuart Price including the singles Axis Vocal and Love Is A Bourgeois Construct along with a cover version Bruce Springsteens The Last to Die hype stickered sealed picture sleeve with download code for the full album included! X20003VL1)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PSBs revisit their disco roots with attitude 19 Nov 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
In which we find the boys making their most musically consistent album for quite a while. Not that Yes and Elysium were bad (brilliant uptempo and downtempo bedmates, in my view), but Electric delivers what it promises in the title - upfront electronic dance music. If this album has antecedents, it is Disco vol. 1 or Relentless, not Very, Please or Actually. It is full-on and bears homage to 1980s hi-NRG in particular. Opener Axis, for example, deliberately quotes a spacey electronic burn at the one minute mark that crops up in the intro to Patrick Cowley's mighty Menergy, a hi-NRG stomper featuring gay disco diva Sylvester. In fact, the whole song is an update of Menergy. Closing track Vocal recalls the fantastic Trouser Enthusiasts remixes done for the boys in the Bilingual era. In between all this we get some great electronic textures on Fluorescent (a little echo of Fade To Grey in there, methinks) and Inside a Dream, witty Tennant lyrics on Bolshy and Love Is A Bourgeois Concept (who else would try and work "schadenfreud" into a single's lyrics?), the potentially throwaway b-side-sounding Shouting In The Evening, which in producer Stuart Price's hands becomes a modern bleep-infested stormer, and which perfectly sets up the following track, the Example collaboration Thursday. Hell, we even get what sounds like the gay mens chorus from Go West popping up on Bourgeois Construct (although they sound a bit worse for wear, admittedly). Having admired PSBs as a singles band for many years, bemoaning the fact that their best tracks often seemed to be released as single b-sides (In The Night, Do I Have To?, Sexy Northerner, Always, Your Funny Uncle, It Must Be Obvious ... Read more ›
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truely outstanding 16 July 2013
By moxlox
Format:Audio CD
No downtempo tracks on this album; it's full on electronic dance from beginning to end. This has a very electronic vibe with some truely out there sounds.

Listen to Fluorescent for a good example of how well crafted the electronica is on this album.

Listen to Bolshy to make you smile and dance (even has its own acid house breakdown in the middle).

Truely outstanding album.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Electric listening 15 Jan 2014
By JBT
Format:Audio CD
Pet Shop Boys are back with a vengeance, a full on album of electronica, dance and heavy bass this is an album to make you want to move. Bolshy and Love Is a Borgeous Construct are the biggest throwbacks to their 80s heyday, both catchy synth heavy numbers that will infect your brain and make you want to sing along. A more different note is the opener Axis and Shouting In The Evening, which are very bass heavy electronica tracks, with the latter veering on dubstep. There's also some rap in the form of Thursday from chart botherer Example, but to his credit he works well in the song. Album closer Vocal makes a wry summary of the album, pointing out that their are no instrumental or extended tracks, they're all solid 5 minute or less club tracks.

A very modern yet familiar sounding album, this proves that the PSB are still a force to be reckoned with
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5.0 out of 5 stars simply...banging 15 Nov 2013
By Col
Format:Audio CD
Well, what can I say? This has been decades coming!! Listen to Fluorescent on repeat and the infectious high hat hits you like a bullet. Awesome!! Shouting in the Evening is rave music pumped up and is euphoric. Inside a dream delights with its harmonies, contagious thumping and that mad man saying something electronically!!
I adore this treat. Been a fan for years but this does it for me. I just wish this had the recognition in club land which it so deserves and is aimed at. There are some weak tracks, notably Thursday and The Last to Die but forgiving this, I am in heaven!!!!! 5 stars, well deserved and let's get bangin!!! ;)
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45 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Boys are back in town 14 July 2013
By SpecialOrder937 TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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While last year's "Elysium" was downtempo, world-weary and a bit of a revisiting of well-trodden PSB territory, "Electric" - produced by dance wunderkind Stuart Price - is that album's antithesis: it's uptempo, energetic and fresh-sounding.

1. "Axis"
The opener to the album is really a statement of intent, without the usual verse/chorus structure we've come to expect from the Boys, and in fact featuring hardly any vocals at all. The message is clear: this is no ordinary PSB studio album. It's a great - if slightly overlong - start.

2. "Bolshy"
Interlaced with lines spoken in Russian (probably an allusion to the derivation of the word "bolshy"), we get to hear Neil Tennant singing for the first time on the album. Halfway through there's a dream of a breakdown that features the kind of cowbells, handclaps and orchestral hits that might have come straight from the Phil Harding remix of "Always On My Mind" circa 1987. A brilliantly catchy track.

3. "Love Is A Bourgeois Construct"
This track is backdropped against a Purcell melody that'll be instantly recognisable to virtually everyone (Michael Nyman also used this melody in his soundtrack to The Draughtsman's Contract). Like most PSB songs based on classical compositions, it doesn't quite work, but it's still highly enjoyable nonetheless.

4. "Fluorescent"
With a sample of what sounds like someone grunting for a snare drum and banks of wibbling synthesisers that constantly threaten to wibble off key, "Fluorescent" is gloriously sleazy-sounding. Tennant sings about a person's beauty and fame, and how both are destined - just like a fluorescent light bulb - not to last forever. Along the way he manages to rhyme "mark" with "oligarch".

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5.0 out of 5 stars Electrifying
Definitely the strongest thing they've produced in years. I slightly dreaded this release as I'm certainly not what you would call a "dance music" fan. Read more
Published 4 hours ago by Number 6
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Worst Album By PSB Ever In My Humble Opinion
Published 9 days ago by HillbillyStevie 😉 x
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
do not like it. not as good as other stuff in the past
Published 26 days ago by Gillian Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I love the Pet Shop boys
Published 1 month ago by Mrs Diane Froud
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Excellent - Downloaded this as I'm going to the Pet Shop Boys in concert later this year.
Published 1 month ago by Kevin
4.0 out of 5 stars i love track 3
A must buy if you saw the boys on tour this year as it covers alot of the songs .i love track 3 .
Published 1 month ago by trish hill
3.0 out of 5 stars Bought for Hubby
I bought this for my husband and he was a bit disappointed in it. Selection of music not usual for pet shop boys.
Published 2 months ago by A
5.0 out of 5 stars Really Enjoyed This Album
After recently going to see the Pet Shop Boys, at the LG Arena Birmingham, I bought this album after hearing live, it was an amazing concert, I have always liked whatever they have... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mr. S. N. Ford
5.0 out of 5 stars The Boys are back
After the disapointing Elysium the Boys are back doing what they do best and that is stompping good electric beats. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Dangerous Dave
2.0 out of 5 stars What a disappointment
Oh dear, bought this for my husband, who is a great pet shop fan and has other recordings and he was very disappointed with it. Read more
Published 3 months ago by S. Williams
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