Really just awful. A sad end to a brilliant pop career. The 'album' is constructed like a demo-reel. Idea's for songs, rough cut for mixing, and refining later. It would have been better just to announce retirement, rather than create, package, and promote a terrible album. Even the cover art is lacking charisma, creativity. This album is as insulting to the intelligence of a Pet Shop Boys fan as the deluge of 'Greatest Hits' anthologies released in succession the last few years. What you already own is better than this.