UK, 1986, synthpop / dance-pop
Wonderful debut for the legendary synth/dancepop duo, with their two classics, the ever-cool “West End Girls” and the wide-eyed “Opportunities”. But, like I wrote about other Boys’ albums, stopping at the singles is a mistake, and you end up missing a lot of good songs. I feel like the Boys craft their albums with as much attention to detail as they do their individual tracks. They have as much skill with slow, melodic (almost orchestral) synths as they do with highNRG beats. Anyway, as a debut album… well, how? Did Tennant and Lowe just read each other minds? It’d not surprise me to find out they have some kind of music-telepathy.