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Pet Shop Boys Fundamental Album

The ninth studio album from the iconic synth pop stars follows 2002's 'Release' and their 2005 soundtrack to 'Battleship Potemkin.' Fundamental promises so much, in being produced by pop supremo Trevor Horn, and thereby a return to the disco roots. However, this is rather a bipolar album, intermingling sarcastic with dark, camp with upbeat. All so fine, so Pet Shop Boys. However, two things make this a weak album: the production and the creativity. Horn's synthy sound is way too tinny throughout, and Tennant seems incapable of writing a chorus to speak of. The album includes the single I'm With Stupid and Numb, a song written by backroom legend Diane Warren, but not much else to speak of. Anyone expecting a riotous return to form will be disappointed by the meagre offerings on display - this is a triumph only of the memory. It is wishful thinking to suggest this is anything other than mediocre.


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Pet Shop BoysFundamentalParlophoneThe ninth studio album from the iconic synth pop stars follows 2002's 'Release' and their 2005 soundtrack to 'Battleship Potemkin.' Fundamental promises so...



Tintilly's picture


This is a BRILLIANT album mixed with both slow and upbeat melodic marvels!! I give it 9/10.

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Fundamental is the best album of pet shop boys since Behaviour! How can you just give 5 out of 10? ...Now everybody can be journalist and critic music,inclusive people with no taste at all!!More info about PSB here-->

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