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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
A collection of immaculately crafted and seamlessly produced synthesized dance-pop, the Pet Shop Boys' debut album, Please, sketches out the basic elements of the duo's sound. At first listen, most of the songs come off as mere excuses for the dancefloor, driven by cold, melodic keyboard riffs and pulsing drum machines. However, the songcraft that the beats support is surprisingly strong, featuring catchy melodies that appear slight because of Neil Tennant's thin voice. Tennant's lyrics were still in their formative stages, with half of the record failing to transcend the formulaic constraints of dance-pop. The songs that do break free -- the crass ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
A collection of immaculately crafted and seamlessly produced synthesized dance-pop, the Pet Shop Boys' debut album, Please, sketches out the basic elements of the duo's sound. At first listen, most of the songs come off as mere excuses for the dancefloor, driven by cold, melodic keyboard riffs and pulsing drum machines. However, the songcraft that the beats support is surprisingly strong, featuring catchy melodies that appear slight because of Neil Tennant's thin voice. Tennant's lyrics were still in their formative stages, with half of the record failing to transcend the formulaic constraints of dance-pop. The songs that do break free -- the crass "Opportunities Let's Make Lots of Money," the lulling "Suburbia," and the hypnotic "West End Girls" -- are not only classic dance singles, they're classic pop singles.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Parlophone (Wea)
  • UPC: 077774627122
  • Catalog Number: 462712
  • Sales rank: 12,920

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Pet Shop Boys Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Stephen Hague Composer, Producer
Johnathon J. Jeczalik Producer
Chris Lowe Composer
Bobby Orlando Composer
Neil Tennant Composer
David Jacob Engineer
Nicholas Fromme Producer
Phil Galston Composer
Peter Thom Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome

    Bought this CD when it first came out in 1986 when I was in the USAF at Bitburg,Germany. One of my favorites of Pet Shop Boys.

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