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Behaviour (album)

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Behaviour
Album cover
LP by Pet Shop Boys
Released October 22, 1990
Recorded 1989 (?)
Genre Pop
Length ???
Record label Parlophone
Producer Pet Shop Boys
Professional reviews
Pet Shop Boys Chronology
Introspective
(1988)
Behaviour
(1990)
Discography
(1991)


Behaviour is the fifth album, the fourth of entirely new music, by the UK electronic music group Pet Shop Boys. It was first released in 1990.

Although a popular album among fans, in the context of Pet Shop Boys' other albums, Behaviour does not seem to fit. It is stylistically similar to neither the previous album, Introspective, nor Very, which would follow it in 1993. Some of the songs seem to abandon the synthpop genre altogether; the guitar pop ballads "This Must Be The Place I Waited Years To Leave" and "My October Symphony", which featured guitarist Johnny Marr, were a feat that Pet Shop Boys would not repeat until 2002 when Marr again joined them for the album Release. Later, singer Neil Tennant would reflect on the different style of Behaviour, "It was more reflective and more musical-sounding, and also it probably didn't have irritatingly crass ideas in it, like our songs often do".


Behaviour was rereleased in 2001 (as were most of the group's albums up to that point) as Behaviour/Further Listening 1990-1991. The rereleased version was not only digitally remastered but came with a second disc of B-sides and previously unreleased material from around the time of the album's original release.

Tracklisting

  1. "Being Boring"
  2. "This Must Be The Place I Waited Years To Leave"
  3. "To Face The Truth"
  4. "How Can You Expect To Be Taken Seriously?"
  5. "Only The Wind"
  6. "My October Symphony"
  7. "So Hard"
  8. "Nervously"
  9. "The End Of The World"
  10. "Jealousy"sv:Behaviour (album)
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