Tag Archives: Pet Shop Boys

An unusually sincere post for Commercial Exploitation of Emotional Attachment day

It is traditional (although, actually, it seems I skipped it last year) for me, as a single person, to mark Valentine’s day with a facetious post. A post in which I pretend to be filled with bitter, twisted resentment at … Continue reading

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The ultimate Pet Shop Boys quiz

Just a quick bit of throwaway fun, this. There might be some proper blogging in a bit, or there might not.* In the meantime, think of this as a small burst of coherent clicks in a sea of static – … Continue reading

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Review: Pet Shop Boys, Electric

Like Walt Whitman, all great bands contain multitudes. Think of The Beatles: a skiffle band, a rhythm & blues band, a pop band, and a psychedelic rock band all rolled up into one. So it is with the Pet Shop … Continue reading

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Something borrowed, something old, nothing blue and little new

The world has seemingly gone Daft Punk daft (as it were). Their new album has apparently caused music journalists the world over to experience a collective aural orgasm the likes of which has not been seen since… since… well, since … Continue reading

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Radio 2 listeners’ favourite albums of all time

The BBC’s “album season” (an earlier strand of which led to me counting down my 7 favourite albums of all time in February) reached its juddering climax last Monday, when Radio 2 announced its listeners’ favourite albums of all time–– … Continue reading

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Aethelread’s Great Album Countdown #2: Pet Shop Boys, Nightlife

So, my series of posts counting down my favourite albums of all time is continuing (and it is, as ever, inspired by Danny Baker’s recent TV show). Over the last five days, I’ve let you know about the albums I … Continue reading

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Aethelread’s traditional Christmas message. This year with added Pet Shop Boys!

Well, it’s December 25th, which means it must be time for my traditional actually-written-and-posted-on-Christmas-day post. (Can I get away with calling it traditional, do you think, given that I did it in each of the last two years?) I am … Continue reading

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Review: Pet Shop Boys, Elysium

The last time I reviewed a Pet Shop Boys album on this blog was almost 3½ years ago, when I gave the world my views on their last studio album, Yes, and the world rose up as one and said … Continue reading

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