Please (album) by Pet Shop Boys

Please
Please by Pet Shop Boys (1986)
Overall rank: 1,987th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 147 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1986 (28th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (320th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,987th)
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Please LP (Pet Shop Boys - 1986 WITH HYPE STICKER
Condition: Used
Time left: 46m 1s
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Pet Shop Boys - Please / Vinyl Album LP Record / 1986 EMI PW-17193
Condition: Used
Time left: 7h 50m 55s
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PET SHOP BOYS - PLEASE (2018 REMASTER) - VINYL - NEW
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Time left: 9h 49m 29s
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Pet Shop Boys bestography

Please is ranked 4th best out of 24 albums by Pet Shop Boys on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Pet Shop Boys is Behaviour which is ranked number 1589 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,058.

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This album is rated in the top 8% of albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 76.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 76.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.0.

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From zowie 10/18/2019 19:05
I still find this great,even in 2019
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From 05/21/2018 00:27
Radiant synthpop with surprisingly realist lyrics instead of the typical carefree "partying on the dancefloor" rhymes. Not that there's anything wrong with the latter, but it's precisely the juxtaposition between the airy, danceable production and the gritty, desperate words that makes the Pet Shop Boys' debut record one that'll stick in your mind.
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80/100
From garycottier 04/02/2017 17:01
Debut album from The Pet shop boys and still one of their best. West end girls, is the obvious high point but, Opportunities, and, Suburbia, are other standouts. Strong debut.
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70/100
From Rich150 07/31/2016 18:48
I bought the first three or four PSB albums and this is the one I listened to longest. First heard Opportunities (I think it was released as their 1st single) before anything else and loved it. It was only when I subsequently heard West End Girls, and then Opportunities was re-released that I made the connection, and bought the album. I'm not keen on the first track (not the most musical of tracks), but the rest of side one is good. Side two is not quite so good. I soon grew bored of PSB, and when I visited later LP's they didn't hold the same affection as this one does....the best of their's that I've heard.
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From Leonard 09/21/2015 08:47
Quite depressive!
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From junodog4 04/05/2014 20:50
I always found this to be a fun sound, until I was old enough to appreciate the melancholic mood underneath. More layers than most 80s pop music.
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From Exist-en-ciel 12/07/2013 01:31
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From 12/03/2012 19:25
Below puts it about right. The arrangements are very sparse on this. Certain sense of youth springs through as well. 'West End Girls' and 'Suburbia' seem to resonate a fear of a teenager who doesn't know where they are in the world. Fighting against a system that is both overbearing and disinterested. 'I Want A Lover' and 'Tonight Is Forever' are much more personal accounts. While it may be called 'dance' in most quarters, this album has a much more reflective vibe (Something which they only got stronger at on 'Behaviour') and could be used for a light night walk. If you haven't gone past the age of 18 yet, get this now rather than later. It is something you would want to listen to earlier on in life.
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From johnner 01/02/2012 17:52
The Pet Shop Boys greatest lp, introducing their minimalist techno-pop to the world. Featuring the classic singles West End Girls and Opportunities, it's precision pop is both lovelorn and despairing.
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