Pop virtues

The Guardian has a running feature, My favourite album. I was glad that Tom Ewing picked Introspective by The Pet Shop Boys, high on my own list, and made it sound relatively cool, with his description of its sweeping pop treatment of ideas and spaces.

I think it struck me for its clever pop lyrics too, as in I’m Not Scared, when Neil Tennant sings:

What have you got to hide,
who will it compromise,
where do we have to be
so I can laugh and you'll be free.