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The Pet Shop Boys

Coming off a soundtrack for Sergei Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin and a UK-only hits collection (PopArt), Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe put out their first full album of new songs since 2002’s unfocused Release .
Fundamental | Rhino
By FRANKLIN BRUNO  |  August 15, 2006
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Post-punk prophet

With a narrative arc that begins in the London dub dungeon of Public Image Limited and ends in the worldbeating semen storm of Frankie Goes to Hollywood, the whole grand experiment of post-punk is tracked and given coherence.
Simon Reynolds rips into rock’s strangest era
By JAMES PARKER  |  March 21, 2006
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Belle & Sebastian

The last thing anyone would have expected from Belle and Sebastian after the languid poetics, soft-focus instrumentation, and tasteful trumpet refrains of If You’re Feeling Sinister   was producer Trevor Horn.
Quiet triumph
By MATT ASHARE  |  March 07, 2006
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Found sounds

It may be a relief for long-time fans of Belle and Sebastian to hear nothing but the subtle click of rimshot snare, light piano chordings, and strummy guitar at the start of the band’s new The Life Pursuit (Matador).
Belle and Sebastian outgrow indie on The Life Pursuit
By MATT ASHARE  |  February 21, 2006