|1. Left To My Own Devices|
|2. I Want A Dog|
|3. Domino Dancing|
|4. I'm Not Scared|
|5. Always On My Mind/In My House|
|6. It's Alright|
Introspective is the Pet Shop Boys' third album, if you don't count remix album Disco; like that record, Introspective is comprised of six dance-focused 12"-length tracks. Opening with the sweeping strings, meaty bassline and bizarre lyrics of "Left To My Own Devices", the album moves on to the similarly whimsical "I Want A Dog" before its second single, "Domino Dancing", like many other PSB songs a bitter tale of betrayal. That's followed by Neil and Chris' version of "I'm Not Scared", a song originally written for Patsy Kensit's thankfully short-lived Eighth Wonder; then there's a wonderfully nuts version of "Always On My Mind" that starts off as a chunky house number and plummets midway into the full-on hi-NRG glory of the single's 12" mix. Finally, the Sterling Void cover "It's Alright" brings thing to a slightly cheesy close.
Introspective isn't an album for anyone who likes their pop classics bundled into tidy three minute packages but as with all PSB albums its songs are infectious and appealing, if overall a little less cleverly worded. And this reissue's bundled 11-track bonus CD, including some cracking B-sides, demos and remixes, makes it a more than worthwhile buy. --Rikki Price --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Introspective~ Pet Shop Boys is just plain terrible. I used to like it in the 80's and then tried it this year (2004 Ad) and realized to my horror and bemusement that it sucks. Read morePublished on June 22 2004 by B. Viberg
In the golden age of the #12 inch single the Pet Shop Boys deliver an album consisting of six house/disco grooves-always excellent,often extatic! Read morePublished on April 2 2004 by Andre' S Grindle
This is the best album that Pet Shop Boys ever made. With excessive beats, keyboards, and synthesizers, this album is great to listen to. Read morePublished on Feb. 29 2004 by "racerx409"
The Pet Shop Boys have an impressive catalogue of material to buy and listen to and in my opinion "Introspective" especially this version which is remastered and has an... Read morePublished on July 3 2003 by Kid Byron
You can get Pet Shop Boys albums with two or three times as many songs for a dollar or two less than this. Do it.
Good music, though.
The third proper album from the Pet Shop Boys finds itself firmly entrenched in dance club land (at least for 1988, anyway). Read morePublished on Aug. 9 2001 by Matthew Gladney
Where do you think today's electronica artists got their ideas? it's all in the eightieas, babies! The brilliant Pet shop boys have shown in this relatively unknown album what can... Read morePublished on July 21 2001 by Ram Weingarten
This is by far my favorite PSB CD. The first track, Left To My Own Devices, definitely sounds like it was the original version of the song that the single version was based on,... Read morePublished on May 30 2001