Album of the Day
Released on the heels of their highly successful ACTUALLY, Pet Shop Boys' INTROSPECTIVE is a rather unusual entry in their discography. Most dance musicians spin their album cuts into much longer remixes - but Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe aren't like most dance musicians; the six tracks here (including hypnotic mixes of PSB favorites "Always On My Mind" and "It's Alright") have already been extended to 12” durations. The two songs written specifically for the collection, the Trevor Horn-produced opener "Left to My Own Devices" and "Domino Dancing," show the U.K. synth-pop duo moving confidently into elaborate orchestration. INTROSPECTIVE has become a fan favorite as well as one of Pet Shop Boys' best sellers, and we'll give it another spin now to wish Lowe a happy birthday.