A Hand Up The Nightshirt: ‘Actually’, By Pet Shop Boys, Revisited

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  1. I too had a copy on cassette. I seemed to recall ‘King’s Cross’ having an eerie ambience much as the title track of Erasure’s ‘The Circus’ from the same year. They for me were the stand out tracks on both albums that I would have digested on my cumbersome Walkman conducting my paper round before school. I recently listened to both in a sudden wave of nostalgia. Shame, they’re both crap.

    1. T’was a different era in terms of pop music’s seismology. I wouldn’t describe ‘Actually’ as crap, even if the above article got circulated amongst the Pet Shop Boys fan club, thus generating a fair bit of abuse on Twitter (“what a shit review”, etc). Still, certain albums of this ilk do very much work – I mentioned ‘Upstairs At Eric’s’ earlier, but there’s another that will be the theme of an upcoming post. ‘Actually’ – not so much.

      (And Erasure – never).

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