30 years after the release of their first album, 'Please' (1986), Britons Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, Pet Shop Boys, are back with their 13th studio work, 'Super', which went on sale on April 1.
From 'Super' we had known in recent months the advances 'Inner Sanctum' and 'Happiness' and the presentation single 'The Pop Kids', some songs that seemed to confirm that idea of Neil and Chris about a trilogy that began with their previous album, 'Electric', a work that brought back the most danceable Pet Shop Boys.
Now, once the entire new album is discovered, it can be confirmed that 'Super' is the perfect continuation to 'Electric', even going so far as to overcome it in a most strange way, with themes that recall those Pet Shop Boys that sounded gigantic and dramatic like the beast, all mixed with that tacky point - said from the most positive side of the expression - that always they contribute in their continuous experiments with different styles.
If there is one thing that is clear from the first listen, it is that, despite how good 'Inner Sanctum', 'The Pop Kids' and 'Happiness' sound, none of the three are among the best songs on the album. The three themes seem to have been carefully chosen. The good thing comes when you discover jewelry like 'Groovy', 'Undertow' or 'Burn', three danceable balls that manage to show a perfect mix of the best Pet Shop Boys from before and now.
'Twenty-something' and 'Pazzo!' They are the two songs that will make you lift your ears, the first because of the reggaeton base that it has - it just lacked the gasoline - and the second because it is something like tacky-retro-catchy-que-te-dies getting you to dance it every time you listen to it.
With this it is clear - and if it does not remain, I will be in charge of confirming it - that 'Super' is a must-have for fans of Pet Shop Boys and for any synthpop lover worth his salt.
- Pet Shop Boys (@petshopboys) April 2th 2016