Introspective (album) by Pet Shop Boys

Introspective by Pet Shop Boys (1988)
Overall rank: 1,815th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Award Top albums of 1988 (30th)
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PET SHOP BOYS Introspective 1988 UK vinyl LP EXCELLENT CONDITION original T
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Time left: 3h 30m 51s
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Introspective    Petshop Boys     Vinyl LP
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Pet Shop Boys - Introspective CD
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Time left: 5h 27m 49s
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Introspective is ranked 3rd best out of 24 albums by Pet Shop Boys on

The best album by Pet Shop Boys is Behaviour which is ranked number 1504 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,589.

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From DeusExMackia 08/13/2018 14:29
Having conquered synth pop with their two previous LPs, the duo decided dance music was next in their sites. Introspective is House music the whole family can dance along to. Their classic pop brilliance is still there, but it's lengthened out and doused in a healthy dose of acid-influenced synths.

It lacks the depth that made their previous two releases so good, but at the same time offers a lot more contemporary house albums of the time thanks to its radio-friendly credentials. And as always, Neil Tennant's voice is fantastic.

The drama in that orchestration on Left To My Own Devices immediately capture an essential feeling of tension. Always On My Mind is the real high point of the record, and indeed is one of my favourite covers of all time, though it's certainly matched by the groovy I Want A Dog and the poetically dystopian It's Alright, which also happens to add another excellent socio-political pop track to the PSB's roster.

An outstanding bridge between pop and house that doesn't end up being weak for trying to compromise between the two. An essential late 80s record.
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From garycottier 02/02/2017 13:18
A very dancy album from the Pet shop boys. It's a very good record, a worthy, yet different follow up to the excellent, Actually. Not quite great, but very good.
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From johnner 08/04/2012 22:03
Influenced by the Acid House boom in England at the time and it shows! Love 'I Want A Dog' and 'It's Alright'. Classic.
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