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Pet Shop Boys


Produced by Xenomania and featuring ex-Smith Johnny Mar, the 9th album of clever, polished pop

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  1. 9.0 |   music OMH

    Danceable yet everyday pop, with irony behind the warmth and warmth behind the irony. One of their best.
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  2. 8.0 |   Observer Music Monthly

    Co-produced with Girls Aloud's team Xenomania..It sags mid-album, but the Brits won't demand a recount.
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  3. 8.0 |   Spin

    Startlingly effusive tenth album.
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  4. 8.0 |   The List

    Everything that’s ace about the Pet Shop Boys is here.
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  5. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    Comfortably their best collection of songs since 1993's near-faultless Very. For those who've remained immune to their charms up until now, well, this probably won't be the album to convert you.
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  6. 8.0 |   Independent on Sunday

    Let us dispense, right away, with any clichéd crit-speak about a ""stunning return to form"". Show me when the Pet Shop Boys ever lost it, and I'll call you a liar.
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  7. 6.0 |   Scotland on Sunday

    Pet Shop Boys don't need updating, just a good polish, and production Midas Xenomania buff them up very nicely.
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  8. 6.0 |   The Scotsman

    Pet Shop Boys don't need updating, just a good polish, and production Midas Xenomania buff them up very nicely.
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  9. 6.0 |   The Sunday Times

    The most listenable Pet Shop Boys album in a long time.
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  10. 6.0 |   The Times

    An album that will find a place in the hearts of more than just wishful-thinking diehards.
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  11. 6.0 |   Uncut

    The heart of the album lies in more low-key numbers.
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  12. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    It pootles along just as one would expect a moderate-to-strong Pet Shop Boys album to do.
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  13. 6.0 |   The Independent

    Perfectly acceptable revisions of standard PSB tropes, one can't help thinking it's all a bit underwhelming.
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  14. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    The overall impression is that we’ll have to wait for a few years more until another classic comes along. 
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  15. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    This 10th outing is an old-fashioned Pet Shop Boys album, in both senses. 
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  16. 5.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    It’s just a shame to have squandered the momentum of the Brits by turning in a weaker album... the Pet Shop Boys have well and truly entered middle age.
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  17. 4.9 |   Pitchfork

    Frontman Neil Tennant has built his career out of being a master ironist. That, it turns out, is why the band's 10th studio album is such a disappointment.
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