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Smile If You Dare
Author: Ramzy Alwakeel

ISBN: 9781910924228
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 19 July 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.5 x 1.1
Description:
A creative analysis of the band's fifth album Very, Smile If You Dare examines topics as diverse as technological paradise, sexual paranoia and representations of class in British pop music. As well as a keen critical edge, itis equipped with an undisguised mad love for the source material, a sense of passionate abandon induced by the tragic/ecstatic synth-pop that pours out of the speakers.

About the Author

Ramzy Alwakeel is a British newspaper journalist. Hewas born in 1988 and encountered the Pet Shop Boys somewhat prematurely on Top of the Pops as a small child. His work has appeared in the Evening Standard and the electronic music journal Dancecult. He lives in London with his boyfriend and a large collection of twelve-inch records from the 1990s.

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