Top 40 of 2016: #6

The attendant album didn’t do much for me, and late this year I skipped an opportunity to see them live (I’d seen their last three U.S. tours), but this song resonated with me more and more strongly as the year wore on. Such a brilliant ache.

TSJ: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, so after the triumph of Electric, Neil and Chris stuck with Stuart Price to helm their forthcoming Super; based on its first single, that sounds like it was a wise move. This is an ebullient record with a dash of “Being Boring”-esque looking back (in this case to the early ’90s), also reminiscent of Electronic’s “Disappointed“; (which is not only from the time period referenced, but had lead vocals from Mr. Tennant as well). PSB know that sometimes, the best way to do uplifting pop is to tinge it with sadness, and that comes through here. 30 years on they’re still killing it.


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