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The Friday OT: Pet Shop Boys; Rent

A few songs are ageless, most age badly, but there are those like Rent which have aged, but gracefully. Not all Pet Shop Boys songs stand up to time (for example, do what I did yesterday, listen to Suburbia or Heart) and Neil's voice was never up to much, but they are forgiven everything thanks to songs like Love Comes Quickly and above all this one, which among other things gives us the line of the Thatcherite 80s: "I love you, you pay my rent".

Well-made pop music dedicated to the David Cameron win yesterday. History doesn't repeat, it rhymes.