Editors’ Notes Singularly skilled in sculpting arch synth-pop, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe’s thirteenth album highlights middle age’s continued failure to blunt their edge. Super does allow some nostalgia—“The Pop Kids” and “Twenty-Something” are decorously detailed and gloriously autobiographical—but it’s an impressively urgent album. Masterful opener “Happiness” sounds like the pair bringing several generations of electronic imitators to heel, “Pazzo!” is a sinewy, insidious dancefloor banger, while “The Dictator Decides” and “Sad Robot World” are intelligent, somber polemics that never feel preachy.

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Happiness
1
4:04
 
The Pop Kids
2
3:55
 
Twenty-Something
3
4:22
 
Groovy
4
3:29
 
The Dictator Decides
5
4:50
 
Pazzo!
6
2:44
 
Inner Sanctum
7
4:18
 
Undertow
8
4:15
 
Sad Robot World
9
3:18
 
Say It to Me
10
3:08
 
Burn
11
3:53
 
Into Thin Air
12
4:17
 

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