Pet Shop Boys - Elysium
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2012 Ratings: #740 / 928
User Score
Based on 16 ratings
September 11, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Astralwerks / Label
Synthpop / Genres
Your Review


Drowned in Sound

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


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 


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.

Under The Radar

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


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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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
Contributions By
philthy, alexgonzriv, patton

Added on: September 6, 2012