Pet Shop Boys follow up last year’s excellent ‘Elysium’ with surprising, possibly undue haste. This may be because ‘Electric’ launches their new x2 label after nearly three decades on EMI, or it may be because the lush, LA easy listening of ‘Elysium’ was especially atypical. ‘Electric’ is its opposite, a bangin’ Euro-disco outing created with Stuart Price and boasting, in the fabulous ‘Love Is A Bourgeois Construct’, as good a song as PSB have ever written. ‘Electric’ is entertaining throughout – even on ‘Thursday’, which contains an appearance by – wait for it – Example. Springsteen cover ‘The Last To Die’, is a witty aside, but throbbing 4/4 dominates as the electronic legends make a welcome return to their roots.
File under Hi-NRG electro
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