october symphonies – an excellent piece by the village voice’s dennis lim on two overlooked, autumnal british pop records, the pet shop boys’ release and pulp’s we love life — one released quietly in the u.s., the other, not at all. lim uses the word ‘threnody,’ takes on all of those whom equate “irony” with “not meaning it,” and gives a kicking to julia roberts and nick hornby all in the same article (and who hasn’t wanted to do that at least several times?).