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The best albums of 2024 so far

After decades of missed connections, I finally got into the Pet Shop Boys this spring — and lucky for me, the legendary pop duo happened to be dropping a new album. I wrote: “Aptly, artfully, hilariously, they’ve named that new album ‘Nonetheless,’ continuing an unbroken tradition of one-word album titles that often serve as meta-commentary on the state of the group. ‘Nonetheless’ is an irrefutable pop album, mindful of its details, aware of its handsomeness, with (singer Neill) Tennant musing on obsolescence, coming of age, isolation, communion, devotion, loss and the sublime pleasures of pop itself — pop songs about pop songs from two minds who have earned their place on that Möbius loop.”

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