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Pet Shop Boys - Elysium

Pet Shop Boys - Elysium
CRITIC SCORE
59
Based on 7 reviews
2012 Rank: #595 / 664
USER SCORE
71
Based on
8 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Drowned in Sound
Drowned in Sound

What it definitely is, however, is a cohesive and strong effort that can stand up with some of their best.

60
musicOMH
musicOMH

In its more ill-judged moments, Elysium feels like the duo parodying themselves; sad, as it leaves the record with the unfortunate honour of being the second worst Pet Shop Boys album 

54
Pitchfork
Pitchfork

They've settled into being elder statesmen of pop at a time when pop has little use for elder statesmen, and they're off-puttingly bitter about it.

50
Under The Radar
Under The Radar

Elysium finds them sounding once again like proverbial fish out of water, only with far less aplomb.

50
PopMatters
PopMatters

Elysium is woefully short on what Tennant and Lowe do best, which is disarmingly sharp pop songs that stick in your head but also leave you thinking afterward.

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DETAILS

RELEASED: September 11, 2012
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: Astralwerks
GENRE: Synthpop
WEBSITE: www.petshopboys.co.uk
TAGS
Track List
  1. Leaving 
  2. Invisible 
  3. Winner 
  4. Your early stuff 
  5. A face like that 
  6. Breathing space 
  7. Ego music 
  8. Hold on 
  9. Give it a go 
  10. Memory of the future 
  11. Everything means something 
  12. Requiem in denim and leopardskin
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Added on: September 6, 2012