“It’s A Sin” — Pet Shop Boys

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Back in the 1980s synth-driven pop was often looked down on. It seemed so temporary, so disposable, so fleeting.

A couple of blokes with synthesizers just didn’t seem like serious competition for the swaggering guitar players with shaggy perms and spandex suits who strutted their stuff on the stage and played “proper music”…with guitars.