Behaviour (released as Behavior in the United States) is the fourth studio album by English synth-pop duo Pet Shop Boys, released on 22 October 1990 by Parlophone. A Japanese special edition included a bonus mini CD, exclusive artwork and printed lyrics in a white velvet-like box.Wikipedia
Looking beyond the obvious, inherent kitchyness of the album, there are some aspects of it I find intriguing. For one, the chord progressions and melodies stick out to me. Also, the songs are very danceable. They function as anthems to an 80's (early 90's) night out. I think that the album accomplishes what it might've been intended to do fairly well. One thing I'm missing is repetition in the lyrics and hooks. The vocals seem to be stories that work in a linear fashion, never looking back at what's been before. Since the songs function as anthems, I find this contrast to be disrupting. The ending of Jealousy also feels like ELO on ecstacy, which might've been impressive in the 80's/90's, but now seem quite comical, laughable. It's not an album that has aged very well, but nevertheless serves as an anti-cool, danceable album full of anthems for a fun night out
One of the worst albums I've heard in my life.
This album is a good reminder that those crappy demo buttons on cheap Casio keyboards used to play something that sounded like popular music. Unfortunately for Pet Shop Boys, this album has aged exactly as well as those awful Casio demo tracks. Which is to say not at all. "Behaviour" is an absolute trash album that only serves as a monument to how truly terrible music was in the late 80s and early 90s.
A surprisingly mellow album. I remember the Pet Shop Boys of my youth being a lot more “disco” so this was a terrific album just to chill and listen to. I love the structure of the songs and the accompanying lyrics. Would like to make the time to revisit this in the near future.
Pet Shop Boys have weirdly popped up quite a bit for me this week, having just finished watching ‘It’s a Sin’ (which I thought was great) and choosing to put on some of their stuff as a result. I don’t think I’d ever actually listened to an album of theirs in full before but they’re one of those bands who I feel like I just absorbed by osmosis throughout my childhood. I enjoyed this more than I thought I would. There’s something quite Bowie-esque about it in places and although I could see that Neil Tennants nasal tones might not be everyone’s cup of tea I really like his voice. Apparently Jonny Marr plays on a couple of the tracks too.
Peak PSB. Begins with ‘Being Boring’, finishes with ‘jealousy’. Wonderful
Easy five. Possibly my favourite album so far. For some reason I was expecting hardcore gangster rap but what I got instead was way better. Biiig late MGMT vibes (almost questionably similar to Little Dark Age in places) and can hear where Client Liaison get some of their styles from too. This is a great album. No real highlights because there isn't a bad track on it but October Symphony was a stand out
A friend introduced me to the Pet Shop Boys in college, and they have been one of my favorites ever since. I'm not sure I've ever listened to this whole album by itself, but Being Boring, So Hard and Jealousy are great tracks, so I'm sure the rest will be good too.
Shockingly good. Had no idea PSB sounded like this at any point. Seems prescient of "chillwave" in many respects. Reminds me of later era Radio Dept. and Kaputt by Destroyer.
One of the small blessings of lockdown is that it's randomly made me learn more about the Pet Shop Boys, and boy am I glad for it.
Introspective and melancholy, but musically and melodically beautiful, lyrically deeper and less bombastic than the PSB's first three albums.
Catchy and engaging synth.
This is not an album I expected to like as much as I did. "Actually" is the only other album I've heard from PSB, and this is a definite stand-out against it. The lyrics are very introspective and...vulnerable? Neil Tennant sounds like he is professing everything he says in this album, which adds to the cathartics tied with the beautiful music. Synth-pop can come off as slow, sad or boring to most ears, but they construct it with other instrumentation that makes the sound grandiose. And on top of all of it, you get beats that are danceable and fun but layered with melodic-ballad tones. It just further pushes the complexity of this album, and I really enjoy the diversity it brings in sound. Favorite Song: My October Symphony Honorable Mention: There's a badass remix/mash-up of Where The Streets Have No Name by U2 and Can't Take My Eyes Off of You by Franki Valli in the Further Listening Edition. Least Favorite: Only The Wind
Really started appreciating this during "To Face the Truth." There's an earnest cheesiness to this that is appealing to me.
A really nice, more mature outing by the Pet Shop Boys. I think the Pet Shop Boys were always among the best of their genre, with smarter lyrics and better arrangements than a lot of their peers. But this is some next level Pet Shop Boys. Some really rich, elegant arrangements. Love the presence of Johnny Marr on guitar, which adds a nice additional texture you don't always get in electronic music. It teeters on the line of being a little overly torchy, but thank goodness for that. Otherwise it would be another drab synth album of the period. It feels a touch dated musically at times, but overall a really strong collection of songs. Fave Songs: Jealousy, The End of the World, To Face the Truth, This Must Be the Place I've Waited to Leave, Nervously, Being Boring, My October Symphony
I apologize for anyone whose first exposure to Pet Shop Boys this is. It's an outlier. Compared to their dance crazy hits before and after, this is a mature, melancholic entry best met with a glass of brandy in the study. Some may accuse it for being pretentious, with its openly cryptic album cover and title, and the overtly serious content matter, which is a criticism not a member of my entertainment factors. The direct, confrontational lyrics paint the narrator as a man of action, a vivid storyteller, full of dreams and regrets, ideas of change and resolve. Combined with its unique subject matter and clear, soothing vocals, it makes for one of the more engaging listens out there. Synths are top of the notch... this is Pet Shop Boys we're talking about. No one has a more refined sound in the genre besides maybe Depeche Mode. It's also PSB's most consistent effort. There's a range of synth sounds here, but yet the mood remains the same. The most discoesque song is probably "My October Symphony," yet even then I'm not sure I'd dance to - especially with that classical symphony sound - just groove out to. Maybe "So Hard" is a better candidate with that laser solo. No song feels out of place, and there are some pretty sweet transitions.
It was such a disappointment when it was released what is now regarded as best Pet Shop Boys album ever... it was received with kind of disgust from band's fans of the first era like myself. We had enjoyed uplifting hits like 'It's a Sin', 'Domino Dancing', 'Suburbia', 'Rent' or 'West End Girls' and did not embrace their new mature direction. 'My October Symphony'? Come on. 'Only the Wind'? Bleh. 'Jealousy'? Booring. 'To Face the Truth'? Give me a break! Even the singles. 'Being Boring' and 'So Hard' were good, but far too serious compared with previous radio hits. Luckily, time has been on its side and we can see now how well they showed a new face, which was going to be developed in the years to come and eventually made of PSB a long-term entity in the History of pop
I feel like I could have gotten into some of the instrumentals here, but the vocals just did not do it for me at all.
wow that was meh as fuck.
Seriously, if this album came out this year, it would be considered as a joke. The best example of synth-pop that didn't age well (and I'm a big fan of synth-pop)
I love me some new wave/synth-pop. A great album and I need to remember to listen to more Pet Shop Boyz
New wave at its best
Rating: 9/10 Best songs: being boring, how can you expect to be taken seriously, my October symphony, the end of the world
This one sounded really cool. I liked the synth sound a lot.
Me gustó de principio a fin y pues nunca había escuchado un disco completo de los Pet Shop Boys. 9/10
I came across a cache of old photos And invitations to teenage parties "Dress in white" one said, with quotations From someone's wife, a famous writer In the nineteen-twenties
Solid pop album with really catchy melodies and lyrics. Probably pretty influential in the electro music scene.
ok this is cool... something I'd never actually listen to without being shown, but wow. I only remember their cover of go west as a kid, and west end girls. But this is super cruisy, tasteful etc etc. can't say I'd call it dance music, but more something to chuck on in the background while you come down haha. But it's really nice. A total 4/5.
9/10. had a low functioning day yesterday so im off schedule again. joy. was not lookign forward to this one since i listened to the first pet shop boys album a whiiile ago and was excruciatingly lukewarm towards it but this is great. mayb ive just grown to love that 80s sound more but i think this might just be better? shrug. mostly rly consistent, lots of cool sounds, being boring and to face the truth are probly gonna be lying-in-bed staples. the datedness is lovely and its all very pretty
1990: Being Boring, So Hard
Pretty damned good
Verrassend awesome eigenlijk. Heel leuke popmuziek met toch beetje gravitas.
Not bad :)
A bit of a bizarre album, but enjoyed it a good bit.
It's too bad I thought I didn't like them in the 80s. And this album actually came out in 1990!
GEILE BEATS ____ GEILE STIMME ___ TEXTE STARK ___ BISSCHEN VIEL EFFEKTE GEDÖNS ABER OKE __ WÜRDE ES IN EINER BAR GERNE MAL IM HINTERGRUND HÖREN __ JAWOLLL ALDER
Tres bon album new age. Surprenant je m’attendais a rien vraiment car je ne connaissais pa. 4.5
Very enjoyable album from start to finish, lush sounds, great beats.
No soy de techno pero la verdad es que me ha gustado
I'm not surprised if I'm the only one from our group, but I actually really enjoy the Pet Shop Boys and have listened to their Best Of quite a few times. I'm not really sure why they picked this album, my couple favorite Pet Shop Boys songs aren't on it. A slight shame, but I still enjoyed it.
Album has slow and relaxed tracks with a calm man's vocal and the same music.
very chill, probably would listen to it completely if the time was right.
Not my favorite PSB work, but still good. The opening track rules.
Very, very british. Solid, upbeat. Not huge on the vocalist personally but the beats are good.
i like some songs of theirs, lets see if this list picked the album with the hits or some random one. well i dont know any songs from the tracklist. okay it started i could be into this. im a liar i actually do know this first song lol they play it on the radio at work sometimes. so, im done and i quite liked it. its good. no surprise im into this i do love pop and synths and whatever else is in this. i feel pleased and satisfied, finally something truly enjoyable after all the boring rock variants ive been getting xd
really good 9/10
I wouldn’t say I’m a pet shop boys fan but I liked the album I thought the songs were good and I enjoyed it 4/5
Boring - reminds me of Air's tone but with an 80's backdrop. Loving the album. Definitely will want to go back.
Really enjoyed this laidback electronic sound and Tennant’s vocals.
Wow, another album that I had not listened to previously that I really like. Classic new wave sound. Favorite songs: Being Boring, This Must Be the Place I Waited Years to Leave, How Can You Expect to Be Taken Seriously, So Hard. Solid 4 on this one.
Looking forward to this one. Know some PSB hits but never explored them. After listen: Not exaclty what I was expecting but very danceable and good energy. Lacked some “catchy ness”
Einfach zu einfach sie als Pop Duo abzutun; viel zu viel an Texten, die einen näheren Blick erfordern, sehnsüchtelnde Riffs, wie ich sie mal wieder in Destroyer wiederfinde, eine nicht einzig von Tennant‘s Gesang getragene Grundmelancholie. Dazu Dance/House Elemente, die mir oft so plakativ vordergründig erschienen, aber nun eher wie das Lametta den Eingang zum trist-normalen Pet Shop zieren. Normalität ist es aber, was genau durch diese Einzelheiten überkommen werden soll. Ich mag es, ob vor, während oder nach „schöner Einnahme“? Let’s try…“My October Symphony“ kommt schon einmal im richtigen Monat. Herzenswarme 3.7
A bit different to the usual PSB, and an intriguing album.
Pretty nice tunes. Not the biggest fan of his voice, but the music slaps!
I wasn’t prepared for how much I would love this!
Good music, chill vibes
Daft Punk i gamle dager. Sanger med mer sang, og gammel tekno, men allikevel kult nok
I had heard of the Pet Shop Boys, but wasn’t familiar with their music. I loved this. I loved the vocals, but I especially loved the music and the use of the synth (is that a thing? A synth? If not, don’t @ me). Kind of like a more lounge UB40 vibe without being cringe 😬 I really dug this. Being Boring could literally be my theme song (except I am literally boring lol). Great album!
Another pleasant surprise! I really enjoyed this one. I had always heard the name Pet Shop Boys, but never knew what kind of music they played. I guess I'm a fan now!
Onpas hyvä. Ihanaa myöhäisillan melankoliapoppia. Ehkä pari biisiä turhan imeliä, mutta pääosin nautin tyylistä ja soundeista. Being Boring on kyl mielettömän kova, olin joskus kuullut ja onneksi löytyi taas. PSB:n isot hitit ei oo ollut suurimpia suosikkeja niin tää oli kiva yllätys. Alkoi kaduttaa, että kävelin aikoinaan Flowssa kylmästi ohi.
Tää on must PSB:n paras levykokonaisuus. Siinä missä aikasemmilla levyil on megahittejä (its a sin, domino dancing jne), tää keskittyy jotenkin ehkä aikuisempaan ja vakavampaan ilmaisuun. Miten sitä vielä kuvailis, ehkä tää on vähemmän överi. Tykkään kovasti. Ihan siitä 3 ja 4 tähtee välistä. Menköön tällä kertaa neljän puolelle koska koko bändi on hienoo poppii, jolla on iso kulttuurillinen merkitys. 4/5
Banger... inget är lika bra som första sången dock.
Synth dance with a certain atmospheric sensibility. I does make me wish the orchestral stab preset was never invented
Sylt med smör på bröd fr 🥖 🧈
like a more moody bowie
I thought it was beautiful.
Neat 90s electronica.
This album contains two of my favourite Pet Shop Boys singles, 'So Hard' and 'Being Boring', so it seems a good place to start for a deeper dive into their discography. Pleasingly, the rest of the album lives up to the standard of those singles and continues the wistful and introspective themes. Chock full of glorious melodies, sad lyrics and catchy hooks, this is total Bill-bait. Two thirds of the tracks on the album could have been a singles, with only a small dip in quality in the middle third of the record. The album mixes of 'Being Boring' and 'Jealousy' are also superior to the single edits and add to the overall feel of the piece. Looking forward to the other two PSB albums on the list. Rating: 4.5/5 Playlist track: So Hard Date listened: 17/05/22
You know...it's not my favorite album on this list, but I get the appeal. The aggressively 90s synth is delightful and I really thoroughly enjoyed it. I can't say I'd re-listen to every single track, but the majority were enjoyable. I can't complain about this one, it was genuinely fun. Fave track: This Must Be the Place I Waited Years to Leave. Has a wonderful driving-down-the-road sound to it.
Pet Shop Boys are very much in my musical wheelhouse so I was excited about this album. I’m not sure what it is about PSB, though, because they just don’t do it for me. I listened to a mix of their stuff recently and just didn’t connect with it, much like this album. I feel like they take themselves too seriously or something. I did really like the song “To Face the Truth.” I listened to this a second time and liked it a little more, but was still overall left feeling “meh.”
I've listened to Pet Shop Boys previously, and I can tell by this point they have mastered their signature Synthpop sound. I might have to come back to this to see if I think more highly of it due to how many quality dance bops it has. Favorites: "Being Boring", "To Face the Truth", "So Hard"
Dark and ominous.
The video for being boring is very erotic! The song is also good. The album overall is a bit uneven. Some very catchy tunes, but some are less "danceable."
Bellos los sintetizadores, bellas las letras. El synthpop de ahorita tiene mucho que agradecerle a Pet Shop Boys.
Honestly too new for my tastebuds didnt hate just not sure i have heard enough of it😅
Sympas mais parfois ça manque un peu de peps. 3,5/5
This was an awesome album. REALLY unexpected. The 2nd song was so fucking good I was legit shocked. I was really just lost in this album and soaked it in. So hard is a fantastic song. Jealousy is a great closer to this record. This would probably get a 5 on the relisten. Awesome! 8/10
Dang Bri'ish people adding u's to words
Pretty enjoyable, mostly chill vibes
fun and cool synth pop wasn't crazy about it but i might listen again
It was ok. Not really into that music but definitely could write some.
'So Hard' was a stand-out for me - really catchy through the verses and chorus while also injecting these abrupt tonal shifts that work surprisingly well. Other than that, these songs blurred together for the most part. There was a light catchy-ness to most of them, so it was a pleasant album to listen to, but isn't one I would listen to again.
It was ok.
I'm surprised to see this on the list. There's nothing wrong wih it, but it isn't what I would consider a significant album. I wonder if I'll come across their superior earlier stuff later on this journey. It's an okay album, not great, not horrible, and honestly it's nice to see them on the list.
Tätä levyä vaivaa vähän sama kuin muitakin Pet Shop Boysin levyjä - Hitit (Being boring, So hard) ovat lähes klassikkomatskua mutta suurin osa biiseistä on aika keskinkertaisia. Ihan mielellään tätä kuuteli vaikkei levy mikään täyskymppi kokonaisuutena ollutkaan. Aiemmin vieraista biiseistä The End of the World nousi muiden yläpuolelle.
I know this list is UK-centric but honestly: picking 1001 "essential" albums from 5-6 decades of pop, soul, hip-hop, and jazz, does NOT need 3 Pet Shop Boys albums. I do not get the hype.
It was ok
It's good. But it's average Pet Shop Boys. It doesn't shine.
Not my style
The most I've ever liked the Pet Shop Boys, truthfully.
nice to see a not-super-huge-hit record from them on here.
Early 90's synth pop with repetitive beats and some funky influences. Pretty catchy.
it was decent but i wasn't really in the mood for it
Ideal für den nächsten ayahuasca-Trip. Habe die Welt gefühlt. Healing, but not satisfying.
Fun futuristic synth pop.
Always dig the uniqueness.
Quite relaxing really, funky, some of the lyrics are quite nice, but the singing is a bit to monotone for me
The Boys sound sooo soft and smooth on this album, this is perfect music for shopping at a luxury department store as you sashay through the aisles, if that's your thing. There's nothing offensive on this album, but nothing inspiring either.
ok bo! buenos temas...
I don't really know Pet Shop Boys well. I recall a hit or two (West End Girl and that WIlly Nelson song) that were fun but not so much to make me seek out other music by them. I kinda like what they did on this album. A lot of synth pop now sounds dated but this is listenable. By mid album, I found the songs were starting to wear me out. I initially speculated that this was due to the singer always sounding the same but on reflection, any singer's voice will sound the same throughout an album. Think of the David Byrne or David Bowie albums we had recently. Their voices sound the same in each song which makes sense; they only have one voice. I then thought it must be that he sings at the same pitch. But after replaying some snippets, this is also not the case. His voice has good range and he displays that. What I did find is that the album starts with an onslaught of songs played in Minor keys. While there are many exceptions, Minor keys are historically used to make songs sound sad and major keys used to make songs sound happy. (eg, Happy Birthday is written in a Major key - F Major I think - although the best versions are when each person sings in a different key!) Of the first 6 songs on this album, only To Face the Truth is in a Major key but it still sounds sad. This may be why it wore on me by mid point of the album. The album ends with songs in the major key with So Hard, Nervously . . . . Did anyone else find So Hard a pleasant change? The album ends with Jealousy. This is definitely not a happy song lyrically, but is played in a Major key so it sounds happy. The Smiths were masters at writing manically depressed lyrics but pairing those lyrics with music in Major keys so the songs sounded happy. I probably would not have put this much thought into this album were it not for having time on my hands due to the COVID lockdown. I really don't like Pet Shop Boys that much.
Few good songs, much fluff
Most of these tracks are too long for my taste. Songs are mostly enjoyable, just last too long.
Nello stesso anno è uscito “Violator”.
Pretty cool synth-pop beats. Enjoyable
Just not really my thing. Did enjoy some tracks
So 63 albums in, this is now the third Pet Shop Boys album I've had. Seems high. Especially when you consider I haven't had any Bowie or Beatles albums yet. Look, I love a ton of Pet Shop Boys songs. There have probably been five or six songs from the albums I've listened to that I consider classics. But none of the albums stand out at that in a way that would elevate them to a 4 or 5 ratings. I certainly haven't disliked any of the albums enough to suggest they shouldn't be on this list. So maybe three Pet Shop Boys albums are fine on the list. My favorite of the three albums would have to be "Actually" if only for the two absolute bangers that appear on it (It's A Sin and What Have I Done To Deserve This). Behaviour is my least favorite among the three. This is the last I'll see of the Pet Shop Boys on this list, as apparently the algorithm determined I needed all of them served to me early on in this process. I can't help but take that personally. But I did finally get to hear the Pet Shop Boys amazing cover of the great Village People song "Go West", so at least I have that going for me.
It was serviceable. Just not for me.
Electro-pop con clase. Nunca les había prestado atención y no están mal. No llega al nivel de Depeche Mode pero es de escucha agradable
80s synth pop to the max. Instrumentally it's ok but I can never get into 80s synth-pop vocal deliveries.
PSB being PSB. Can't argue too much with it, their sound is timeless.
3.5/5 i'll have to relisten, it has potential
Eh, it's a perfectly pleasant background listen, I guess. It's too laid back to be energising, but not quite laid back enough to be chill. Fave track - "Being Boring", but they're all much of a muchness...
Pretty good stuff. Reminds me of tears for fears or something. 0RS
Bueno, pero nada espectacular
En los 80 escuche bastante de los Pet Shop Boys pero nada de este disco.
Tyyppien soundi on jotenkin mieltä rauhoittava. Ei tosin silti mikään tajuntaan iskevä teos ja ennestään tutu biisit on toisilla levyillä. 2,5*
Chill BG music, def 80s sound seeping into the 90s decade. 3.5
The 4th Pet Shop Boys album. I thought that this one would be more interesting. But only 3 stars of 5. Interesting facts about this one is that they used analog synthesizers instead of digital. Tennant stated the album was inspired by fellow synth-pop group Depeche Mode's album Violator released that same year.
// Favs: Being Boring Score: Decent to Strong 3
Average. I liked a few songs but not all.
This album is so unabashedly 80s/90s fusion. Holy synth bass, Batman. Pet Shop Boys walked so others could run. Not my cup of tea but a lot of the songs have fire sample potential.
Sad boy late 80s early 90s music. Lead singer has one of the more unique voices. Also the electro effects in this album just make me smile, stereotype era
Not a bad album - easy to listen to. Very 80s sound still. 6/10.
Synth pop was probably dying at this point. This album, "Behaviour", released a year before Nirvana stormed the scene, sounds like a final groove, a last dance. The overall atmosphere seems melancholic and vulnerable. I guess switching to analog synths contributed to it. I don't mind the British accent, but the vocals are irritating most of the time. It doesn't go well with the synth tunes. It's not really bad, but it surely didn't age well. While the synth lines and the melodies are catchy sometimes, the songs just pass by without leaving anything remarkable. This is far from a must listen.
Liked this more than I expected to. 2.5/5
Never listened to a whole PSBs album before. Enjoyed the first half more than the second. I'm pretty sure that Being Boring is a New Order song in disguise. Altogether the album is a bit of a downer. Also, I know they like retro synths, but stop it with the Orchestra Hit, it doesn't improve any song.
First time with anything other than “West End Girls.” Good stuff.
Meh, This is a low-3 for me. I am okay with the beats / layering / vibe here, but not a fan of the singer. Tempted to give a 2 here, but a little more impressive there's only 2 people here doing this.
Niet echt mijn ding. Wel aangename achtergrondmuziek
Like their upbeat stuff more. Not really a fan of the synth-pop ballads on here.
Big improvement on Actually
Sound very muchof its era, but nevertheless still stands up well.
first listen very 80s, kinda sleepy
standard synth pop
They seem to have settled in a mid-tempo groove at this point. Not as exciting as Actually.
Where as "Actually" sounded very advanced and ahead of it's time, "Behavior" sounds a bit dated. I blame the late 80s/early 90s style of production I despise. I like the lyrical messages and choices on this record, just not the fake keyboard orchestra stabs. Favorite tracks: "Being Boring", "This Must Be the Place I Waited to Leave"
I thought this one was nice. The sprinkling of guitar was a pleasant surprise. The production was also great here. Ultimately though I didn’t find the album massively interesting. Again this is an album that could maybe do with being about 10-15 minutes shorter. Overall I think this is another 2.5 stars.
Highlights: This Must be the Place I've Waited Years to Leave, Only the Wind, Nervously. - I didn't vibe with this album. It's good, well made, and with a few songs I enjoyed, but I just couldn't connect with it the way I wanted to.
Prefs: Being Boring, This Must Be the Place I Waited Years to Leave, The End of the World, Jealousy Moins pref: Only the Wind.
Sophisticated pop. The occasional talking vocals really show the contrasts when Tennant sings. I always really liked Jealousy and some of the others are also polished pop with good hooks. Not as catchy as Actually, but more sophisticated.
Pretty nice to listen to with some catchy hooks, fun grooves, and enough instrumental variation to keep things interesting (the orchestra at the end of Jealousy sounds amazing!)
Pop electrónico. Me ha aburrido un tanto. Ni fu ni fa.
I've always felt that the Pet Shop Boys would benefit a little bit from being less serious, but their undoubted ear for memorable pop is on full display here. The problem is that the whole album feels too long and self indulgent.
This was extremely pretty and I enjoyed listening to it at the time, but now it's over I cannot remember a single note.
The background synth sounds and guitars are much cooler than the lead vocals and forward sounds.
Interesting music. Scratches an itch in my brain.
Kind of boring. It's pretty emotionless, with weird and kind of boring techno beats. I guess it's not bad though.
Если вам 30, вы напились и хотите погрустить ночью - этот альбом отличное решение. В противном случае тупо уныло и скучно.
The album contains nice moments, but it is very long-winded for an album with barely no mood variations. I didn't love it, I didn't hate it either. Glad to know better this group that I only knew by name.
Some nice songs, some boring ones. Johnny Marr and Badalamenti are on this?
Still not as good as very 3
sonido agradable, suena curiosamente a una mezcla de los 80s y 90s, tiene sentido al ser de 1990, justo en medio de ambas épocas. no soy fan profundamente pero no me disgustó nada. en una palabra: gustoso
I could get into it. Listened to their first album after this and thought that was much better.
A few good songs on here. I liked Being Borning, How Can You Expect to Be Taken Seriously? So Hard and To Face the Truth. 3.5/5
Pretty mellow synth pop. Didn't love it and didn't hate it. Nice but didn't leave much of an impression.
2 good songs The end of the world How can you expect to be taken seriously
Favourite track(s): Being Boring; How Can You Expect to Be Taken Seriously It seems kind of emblematic that I only knew a few songs by the Pet Shop Boys before listening to the album - and I really liked them a lot. However, I did never listen to much else made by the band. This album seems to show why. The sound is pleasent but the tracks are all quite similar. Expect for my favourites, they do not stay in the ear. The lyrics do not make up for that. While I absolutely like the vocals, this seems like an album of tracks which did not make it onto a better record.
3.5 - There's a Broadway-like attention to lyrics that communicate broadly relatable messages. "The End of the World" reminds us that "there are other fish in the sea." "Being Boring" laments the loss of innocence and the wonder of youth. As always Neil Tennant is an effective vocalist. I also like the way they incorporate so many different synth sounds. But as I'm listening I'm reminded of MIDI files I used to download off of AOL in 1992 that tried to knock of huge dance hits like "Enjoy the Silence."
No logro tomar en serio a Pet Shop Boys. La voz nasal y los sintetizadores tan electrónicos no dejan de sonarme a que el inicio de esto fue un chiste local que se volvió algo en serio. El disco, como los otros suyos que hemos oído, me pasa sin pena ni gloria. No me molesta escucharlos, pero no lo pondría voluntariamente y me cuesta trabajo encontrar algo rescatable. Le doy 2.5 estrellas que sube a 3 solo por cuates.
Like every other PSB album I’ve listened to, I found it pretty enjoyable. It overstays its welcome, and the first few tracks are by far the strongest.
Identifying Pet Shop Boys
The Boys take a trip into ambient space, breaking apart proto-house to build a quieter album. It doesn't quite work for me, though the highs are very affecting and there's something for everyone here. My wife heard Toto in the opening track, I caught something like video game music: Hits and misses. Still like the band, had a good time.
Äntligen lite elektroniskt. Tyvärr är det ju inte Depeche Mode.
The Pet Shop Boys dive into New-Wave Electronica and Synth Pop on this album that is very much a product of its time. If you are looking for an example of British Radio Electronica of the Late 80s / Early 90s then look no further than Behaviour. The most lacking part of the album is that is lacking any major single or lasting ear worm.
Enjoyable - sensitive, sometimes melancholy, has that sort of early housey synthy beat that proliferated gay clubs in the 80s and 90s. Still, somewhat relieved it's over.
misses the spice from the more electronic hits and misses the feel of a good song with content.
Meandering late 80s filler (I know, it was released in 1990!). Didn't do anything for me. Some of the synth sounds reminded me too much of the film Biggles Adventures in Time.
Ain't for me
90s synth pop. Yuck
It was a slow synth ballad album. Not my style
Lacks the punch of some classic pet shop boys. Very melodic and mellow synth with restrained vicals
Songs all too similar
Sounds like so much elevator music to me.
Not too shabby, quite listenable.
'Being Boring' hält was er verspicht. Es ist ein langweiliger 80ies track der zu spät dran ist. 'Only the Wind' bedient sich geschickt des Antwort-Einloggen-Tons von "Wer wird Millionär?". Ned blöd, aber auch nicht wirklich gut. 'So Hard' lässt mich anfangs das spüren, was der Track propagiert, lässt dann aber leider ähnlich einer Viagra im micro-dosing, stark nach und entäscht alle Teilnehmer. 80ies vibe izz aber da. Alles in allem würde ich wohl nicht jeden Song skippen, wenn er liefe, allerdings auch nie aktiv einen anhören.
I didn't mind a couple of the more uptempo tunes but otherwise, this is very very ballad-driven synth pop, not my cup of tea, which is too bad because I think the song-writing is okay and I like Neil Tennant's voice. After this, I went back to listen to "Let's Make Lots of Money".
Thought I'd like this better but every song sounds so basic. I'd go1.5, 1 felt harsh
No está mal pero me cuesta coger les el pinto
Vaikka levy on niukasti ysärin puolella, niin meikäläiselle tämä kuulosti aika vahvasti kasarimusalle. Levyn avausbiisi oli ihan okei, mutta sitten vauhti hyytyi ja loppulevy sitä samaa mollia. Ei jatkoon.
Not for me
Levyn avausbiisi Being Boring olikin lupaus loppulevystä. Mielenkiinnolla odotin, mitä Pet Shop Boysilla oli megahittien lisäksi tarjottavaa. Tarjottava olikin se illan viimeinen väljähtänyt tuoppi, mikä vastoin kaikkea järkeä pitää silti huitaista alas, vaikka ei tarjoa mitään nautintoa. Ehkä jollain toisella levyllä olisi sitten happy hour meininkejä.
I don't get it. They are boring, they do songs about being boring. Always sound the same.
Alright, listenable, but just really not my bag. Slow and dreary but not in a way I could appreciate. Not one song stood out. Lyrics seemed quite niche/specific anecdotes about the singers life. 2 /5