Tag Archives: Pet Shop Boys

One of Those: Hot 100 Roundup—5/18/13

Weeks like this not only make you doubt the importance and durability of pop music, they’re almost enough to sap your will to live. Pitbull is bad enough, but put Currington and Underwood on top and you’ll be crushed by … Continue reading

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Uh-Oh

There’s a song on the upcoming Pet Shop Boys album, Elysium, called “Your Early Stuff”. Following previous leaks “Invisible” (which I like), and “Winner” (which I don’t), this doesn’t sound promising. Will it be an album length version of “Samurai … Continue reading

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“Enjoy It While It Lasts”

The Pet Shop Boys’s Olympics anthem: uplifting and depressing at the same time, as usual. A lot better than Muse, though.

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Being old is a bitch, especially for pop stars

The new Pet Shop Boys single, “Invisible”, continues to explore their fascination with the pop process itself, this time from the point of view of a former star who continues to work but finds himself ignored by the younger generation. … Continue reading

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Anger can be power

Alfred Soto at Humanizing the Vacuum performs a public service by reprinting part of an essay by Neil Tennant of Pet Shop Boys that appeared in Details in 1992, about the power and importance and positive aspects of hatred. When … Continue reading

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Into the woods, and out again

This Guardian article by the usually flawless Tom Ewing is a perfect example of how looking at pop music almost solely as a rivalry between art and business can you lead you to the wrong conclusions. Trying to explain those … Continue reading

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New this week—4/11/10

Usher featuring will.i.am—”OMG” #14 Despite the seal of approval provided by will.i.am, this is the lamest Black Eyed Peas rip you could imagine, and as far as I can tell it’s all Usher’s fault. The stylish minimalism that makes the … Continue reading

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