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The Most Incredible Thing

Pet Shop Boys

The Most Incredible Thing

Ballet score based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale from the London synthpop duo

ADM rating[?]

6.6

Label
EMI
UK Release date
14/03/2011
US Release date
22/03/2011
  1. 8.0 |   The Independent

    It's stylistically wide-ranging, with Arcade Fire-like uplifting fanfares and sweeping orchestrations
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  2. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    A cohesive and strong effort that can stand up with some of their best
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  3. 7.5 |   BBC

    It doubtlessly works better as a full performance, but as a stand-alone soundtrack has wonderful moments nonetheless
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  4. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    There are some subtlety interesting things going on here
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  5. 7.0 |   Rave Magazine

    Well-constructed and enjoyable, suffused with the kind of wit and sophistication you’d expect from Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe
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  6. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    There are numerous formal classical interludes, but it’s the iconic duo’s own distinctive disco/ electropop sound that’s branded most heavily on this score
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  7. 6.0 |   The Observer

    A score that often sounds as though John Williams's Stormtroopers are about to march into view
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  8. 6.0 |   Q

    In the absence of dancers or plot it's hard to make sense of this double album's jolting transitions. Print edition only

  9. 6.0 |   music OMH

    We should admire the abilities of Tennant and Lowe to move from structures of four minutes to those of an hour and a half
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  10. 5.8 |   A.V. Club

    The Most Incredible Thing needs Javier De Frutos’ choreography to do justice to the story
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