Elysium - Pet Shop Boys

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. The understated beats suit their elysian equanimity.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. MnM
    Sep 22, 2012
    A sublime release and a very strong representation of their storied catalog. Songs range from laid-back funk to pure pop and few of the entries go astray. Their relevance over several decades is a testament to their unequaled talent. Full Review »
  2. Sep 12, 2012
    This is one of The PSB's most beautiful cds. very melodic, thought there are a few up beat songs. I am their biggest fan, and this cd does not let me down me in the least! A must have! Full Review »
  3. Feb 23, 2014
    So yes, there are plenty of times where The Pet Shop Boys have softened their sound and lowered their tempo, (Release, Behavior) and have in the cases of Behavior, succeeded spectacularly. Unfortunately for Elysium, the songs are seldom as impressive and there's generally less an amount of interest here to draw you in for the full duration of the album. You'll have to look hard to find something as good as Actually or Behavior. Full Review »