Until today, we can't really remember the last time the Pet Shop Boys came up in casual conversation. Although they've maintained a relatively consistent radio presence overseas, their 1993 album Very (side note: remember how cool that jewel case was?) was the last time they made a dent on the Billboard charts here Stateside. That's not to say we ever deleted them from our hard drives, mind you, it's just that they're not in as heavy rotation on our iPods as they were on our Discmans (Discmen? Discuss.) back in the nineties. But guess what? They've got a new record coming out on March 23 and, consequently, were asked to perform at last night's BRIT Awards across the pond. And wouldn't you know it, the Boys still have it in spades. Not only did their nearly ten-minute-long greatest hits megamix feature cameo appearances from Lady GaGa and Brandon Flowers, but Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe put on an effects-heavy performance that's likely to have you grinning ear to ear.
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