Having been a PSB fan for a number of years, I was uncertain that Nightlife was going to be a good album. I was proved wrong. Nightlife has got to be Neil and Chris' best album to date, and that seems to be the current view with most people I know.
The album follows what seems to be a "night out" - and the things that people experience - the starting process, getting worked up about going to a club, the expectations one has in going out, the hope, the joy, the let downs, the journey back home.
The first 2 tracks are probably the best - something quite meaty, and the type of records that the PSB's should return to. I remember hearing Chris Lowe talking about a track they were reviewing in the studio, and he said that they were probably not 80's enough .... meaning that the sound and energy that 80's dance music is retained in their best tracks.
The album as a whole is a masterpiece - it does take a few listens to enjoy it, and my favourite has to be Boy Strange which has a certain raw quality about it - I actually stomped to this record!