Pet Shop Boys....Hotspot
As with bands recently reviewed here (Foals, Bombay Bicycle Club) Pet Shop Boys have a high level of quality control: they don’t release anything but their best. The downside is you know exactly what you’re going to get.
Hotspot was mostly written and recorded in Berlin, famous for its clubs, but you’d be hard pushed to go “Ah … Berlin”. The most entertaining song is the slick techno of Wedding In Berlin, which takes in the famous line from Mehendelson’s Wedding March and lyrics such as “We’re getting married / Because we love each other”. It’s a bid for the LBGT first dance market, both a serious dance tune and a piece of daftness that will bring a smile to people’s faces.
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