Sardonic, effete, and proudly, conceptually commercial upon their ’80s arrival, Pet Shop Boys have since cemented themselves as world historically great pop artists. From the introductory Euro-rap of “West End Girls” through the emotional lushness of Behaviour and Very to their brand-new Electric, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe have infused electropop with sui generis drama and humanity for three decades.

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Also tonight: Matt Taibbi, the chief bullshit-caller at Rolling Stone, won't let anyone screw with the 99 percent.