Pet Shop Boys remain ’80s kings

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There are advantages to sustaining a music career that stretches back 25 years, even beyond the benefits of fan adoration and plump royalty checks. As Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe demonstrated Saturday evening, early-career songs that once sounded hopelessly dated eventually swing back around to suit modern tastes.

For their 90-minute set at the House of Blues in Boston, synth-pop veterans the Pet Shop Boys dusted off a number of mid-1980s tunes that have matured beautifully. Even long-forgotten album tracks such as “Two Divided by Zero,’’ a song that was inspired by a talking calculator (now that’s old), gleefully bleeped along as if recently written by a pair of irony-loving kids as a paean to 1980s technology.

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