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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".
Electric is a terrific return to form Daily Telegraph
Electric's centrepiece, Love is a Bourgeois Construct, is one of the greatest songs of their three-decade career. The Guardian
With Electric, Pet Shop Boys have succeeded spectacularly Q
They re reborn, revitalised, and really rather good. - Clash Music
Electric shows Tennant and Lowe plugging back into the dancefloor that has always fired them up Mojo
...disreputably banging as you might expect, spinning your head round its axis of amyl with a ferocious robo-house mid-section--Nme
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
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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Thursday is a modern day West End Girls and The Last To Die is haunting. Only Neil Tenant could write lyrics such as I've been hanging out with various riff raf down on the Goldhawk Road and make it sound plausable. Album of the year so far for me and in my top 3 PSB albums. Well done Neil & Chris and also Stuart Price who produced the album.
"Electric" is PSB most relevant and best record since at least "Very" and to some extent even further back.
Produced by Stuart Price who surely helped re-inventing their classic synths sounds of the 80s, it's clear as the almost intrumental stomping hi-nrg anthem that is "Axis" kicks off that Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe were set on fire while making this record, forgetting about the cultural-clash of ageing popstars that pushed them to make vacual records for the past ten years at least and returning to the harder/harsher/cheesier original template they are known for.
Because after all no-one does hi-nrg dance-pop divaesque anthems as they do.
So if "Axis" sets the scene, with his epic but never cheesy synth-line and Stuart Price signature rolling dance production, so well exemplified on Madonna's last great album "Confessions On The Dancefloor", while Tennant whispers in you ears 'Turn It Up' and go... bang, "Axis" sounds somewhere between Italo-Disco/Acid House and Hard-House... in other words: a banger.
Things get camp on the excellent "Bolshy", a track that sees the duo laying a chorus as catchy as classics "It's A Sin" or "West End Girls" flipping over and they return to the politically charged but hugely catchy "Love Is A Bourgeois Construct" featuring some of the finest lyrics since classic 80s PSB. The latest as anthemic as "Go West".Read more ›
The songs are structured really well(Neil Tennant's Cole Porter wit everpresent), are full of hooks to my ear and and the sound quality is soooo good - more funk than your radio. It'll definitely make you tap your toes/finger click/head nod...dare I say even dance.
Fave: Inside a Dream (best one on here) - tight rolling rhythmic synth sharp/funkier than anyhthing Michael Jackson ever did and Love/Construct. My least favourite track would be Thursday - I just can't get into the 'rap' part...but thankfully this rapper sings following that and has a great voice...that is my only gripe. If their singles were better than most of their b-sides and album tracks then this could be a greatest hits from a parallel universe, it's really that good.
I once felt they had had it - around the Nightlife album and NYC boy and Drunk singles - I was sad.
My opinion may change later, I doubt it, but at this point this IS their best album. Sooo much better than Yes.
I just can't belief how well they've topped themselves yet again....it's given me a great new album buzz...I don't get those very often.
Only a few other albums this year have this buzz to them: IAMX/OMD oh,and Gesaffelstein and Crystal Castles and Erasure and Boys Noize,
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I Can honestley say I was shocked when I listond to this CD . I have been a petshop boys fan all my life so when I bought Electric I was expecting a nice easy litoning and relaxing... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Lee Fisher
Decided to give Electric another listen since I have been really enjoying Super, and I am ready to eat a little humble pie and admit that my previous one star review was way to... Read morePublished 5 months ago by 1four7
A very strong album sees the Pet Shop Boys sound as contemporary and energetic as they have ever been throughout their 30 year career.Published 10 months ago by Michael Powell