PET SHOP BOYS – AGENDA

DNA Magazine - - MUSIC REVIEWS - BY MARC AN­DREWS

As the world goes to hell in a hand­bas­ket, Neil and Chris are not con­tent to stay silent in the back­ground. This po­lit­i­cally charged EP of four tracks tack­les Brexit (the sar­cas­ti­cally an­themic Give Stu­pid­ity A Chance), Face­book (the swirling hi-NRG of On So­cial Me­dia) and fi­nan­cial in­equal­ity (the chug­ging What Are We Go­ing To Do About The Rich?). Neil told DNA their Agenda is “three satir­i­cal songs and one rather sad song, but they all have, broadly, po­lit­i­cal themes. It’s be­cause of the times we’re liv­ing through.” That ex­tra “sad song” is refugee bal­lad The For­got­ten Child, which might just be the pret­ti­est, yet bleak­est, track the PSB have ever recorded in their long and il­lus­tri­ous ca­reer.

The For­got­ten Child might be the pret­ti­est, yet bleak­est track PSB have ever recorded…

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