Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Best of 2013 - Electric

Best of 2013

Song: Love is a Bourgeois Construct
Artist: Pet Shop Boys
Album: Electric

Just ten months after releasing their eleventh studio album Elysium, the Pet Shop Boys returned with their twelfth, Electric produced solely by Stuart Price.  Elysium did get a year-end mention from WeCast but the album didn't make the final list, but Electric does with it's tight nine-track length, forward-thinking production, and no out-and-out stinkers.

Doing a bit better than their last, Electric hit the top 10 in several countries, including top three on the Danish, Norwegian, German, UK, and US Dance Charts.  But it's all about the music, and Electric doesn't disappoint, featuring what I now consider two hands-down Pet Shop classics; album closer "Vocal" and third single "Love is a Bourgeois Construct" which gets huge points on title alone.  It's one of my favorite tracks of the year.  But look no further to the dark and sexy "Florescent," the catchy pop of "Thursday" or the WTF Springsteen cover "Last to Die" to see why this is one of the best of the year.

I'm happy that PSB are having a late-career surge of creativity.  Truly amazing.


Love is a Bourgeois Construct

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