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by jasonjohn
Sun 26 Jan 2020, 9:38 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The Problems With Hotspot
Replies: 42
Views: 2336

Re: The Problems With Hotspot

Decide was decided not to be album or single material before it was even written

Why? Minority of rabid fans who got toxic at them for having the mildest of opinions on anything. No way they didn’t notice.
by jasonjohn
Mon 20 Jan 2020, 6:38 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: and...Disco 5!!!!
Replies: 41
Views: 3686

Re: and...Disco 5!!!!

I mean, heck, people are enterprising with vinyl LPs of 8-bit retro computer game soundtracks.

There'd be a market for short-run stuff. Neil said he likes the idea that Relentless is hard(er) to get, so they could drop some gems if only hey had the energy between projects.
by jasonjohn
Mon 20 Jan 2020, 6:36 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: and...Disco 5!!!!
Replies: 41
Views: 3686

Re: and...Disco 5!!!!

Oh I can imagine an album called "Tour"

Plenty of hard work done on mixes there.

Wonder, now they're a little more independent, if they could string together a few under the counter fan-club releases?
by jasonjohn
Wed 15 Jan 2020, 9:03 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Burning the heather
Replies: 474
Views: 37802

Re: Burning the heather

Just wanted to say I've grown to really love this track and it's going to be a great exhale towards the end of an album! Esp appreciate Neil's inflection on some of the moody lyrics Like his mumbling on this bit " Otherwise it's just hype you hope / People won't notice you're peddling " And the sull...
by jasonjohn
Tue 14 Jan 2020, 10:47 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: 3rd single "Monkey Business" (Jan 2020)
Replies: 465
Views: 33992

Re: 3rd single "Monkey Business" (Jan 2020)

nickname wrote:
Tue 14 Jan 2020, 12:21 pm


You only have to watch the records covers at the beginning of the video, the cassettes, etc.
Right well they do a great job at making it so authentically retro you almost think it's naive :)
by jasonjohn
Tue 14 Jan 2020, 7:49 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: 3rd single "Monkey Business" (Jan 2020)
Replies: 465
Views: 33992

Re: 3rd single "Monkey Business" (Jan 2020)

Is Stuart Price also vocals on What's That Sound?

It's kinda cute in a retro kind of way. Even for 1998 it's retro - not sure if deliberately though?
by jasonjohn
Tue 14 Jan 2020, 7:33 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot reviews
Replies: 326
Views: 31317

Re: Hotspot reviews

For those struggling with the review quality, I recon Crack and Collector manage alright: https://www.petshopboys-forum.com/viewtopic.php?p=586529#p586529 https://www.petshopboys-forum.com/viewtopic.php?p=586738#p586738 Though I really don't think it's good to call any artist producing new material ...
by jasonjohn
Tue 14 Jan 2020, 7:27 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot reviews
Replies: 326
Views: 31317

Re: Hotspot reviews

Interestingly, you could have written the above review without even hearing the album. Quite possibly they didn't bother. Maybe not so much about bothering.... I think some magazines simply don't have access at the time they prepare content. So they fake it a little to keep the content current for ...
by jasonjohn
Sun 12 Jan 2020, 4:28 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.
Replies: 534
Views: 40675

Re: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.

Nice maximal reply, minimal. A PSB album is to be savoured. They're adding considerable colour to their catalogue. In years to come there will be many renaissance. Endless analysis of track order, single choice, b-sides that could of been ... all missing the point that this is their considered piece...
by jasonjohn
Fri 10 Jan 2020, 11:26 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Album closers / final track - do you have a favourite?
Replies: 43
Views: 2219

Album closers / final track - do you have a favourite?

So Long LIve Vinyl describes Wedding as "a slice of prime Chris Lowe giddiness" (https://www.petshopboys-forum.com/viewtopic.php?p=586393#p586393) So starting to think I may enjoy this track after all. Since I'm actually pretty tolerant of slightly wayward/oddball album sendoffs (You Choose, Leopard...
by jasonjohn
Wed 08 Jan 2020, 8:04 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Pet Shop Boys Tribute (Melbourne, 24 Jan)
Replies: 22
Views: 1487

Re: Pet Shop Boys Tribute (Melbourne, 24 Jan)

Are you worried about the fires?

If you stick to bog cities (Melbourne, Sydney, etc) and travel by air, all should be OK.
by jasonjohn
Mon 06 Jan 2020, 11:03 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: 3rd single "Monkey Business" (Jan 2020)
Replies: 465
Views: 33992

Re: 3rd single "Monkey Business" (Jan 2020)

Such fun.

You can play it repeatedly and it stays up in the air!
by jasonjohn
Mon 06 Jan 2020, 10:58 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.
Replies: 534
Views: 40675

Re: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.

Pretty sure I'm going to love this album.

Electric is great, but it's always felt like a mix album - sitting next to Disco.

Happy to hear Hotspot is going to be a spread of varied ideas and sounds.
by jasonjohn
Thu 26 Dec 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Rank the albums, Where is "Super"?
Replies: 78
Views: 10789

Re: Rank the albums, Where is "Super"?

Oh God I tried but it's impossible for me to rank albums
by jasonjohn
Tue 17 Dec 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Possibilities of a Christmas leak
Replies: 54
Views: 5412

Re: Possibilities of a Christmas leak

Speaking of Super, Drico reviewed it a month before release. I wonder if we'll get an early Drico review of Hotspot? He hasn't posted in a while. Oh that would be nice Although I'm very happy with Effen Vida's review.... as he is a fan of The way it used to be (so we align), and thinks most tracks ...