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by joe stalin
Mon 27 Jan 2020, 4:54 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: An Open Mind should be on the album
Replies: 36
Views: 3269

Re: An Open Mind should be on the album

I guess I must admit I sympathise with the theme of this topic. I would include an open mind instead of the awful ‘you are the one’ and put decide in place of the ‘winneresque’ wedding

It then would be a 7/10 album instead of a generous 6/10

I do like the other tracks though.
by joe stalin
Sun 26 Jan 2020, 3:05 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.
Replies: 628
Views: 83253

Re: The Problems With Hotspot

I’m trying to like the album. I gave it a 4/10 and I’ve probably upped that to a 6/10. Par with super, below electric Not a patch on please, actually, introspective, behaviour, very or even Yes. Probably above nightlife and release. I can’t believe I’m going to say this I prefer legacy to wedding in...
by joe stalin
Sat 25 Jan 2020, 9:48 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.
Replies: 628
Views: 83253

Re: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.

So far. I really hope the album is a grower. About 3 tracks I like lots but slot of skipping ahead already. Probably a 4/10 so far

Guess it’s not surprising
by joe stalin
Thu 23 Jan 2020, 7:12 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.
Replies: 628
Views: 83253

Re: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.

I’m still waiting to hear it

I’m also waiting for Drico’s take

Unsure which I’m more eager for ;-)
by joe stalin
Mon 13 Jan 2020, 6:36 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Was it Roger Scruton PSB sued?..
Replies: 55
Views: 10067

Re: Was it Roger Scruton PSB sued?..

Surely another master of the fair light was Blue Weaver

Still think it couldn’t happen here sounds better his way via the fairlight vs the orchestra.

IMHO obviously
by joe stalin
Thu 02 Jan 2020, 8:13 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: 3rd single "Monkey Business" (Jan 2020)
Replies: 532
Views: 64065

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

Not sure. Perhaps it’s a grower.
by joe stalin
Thu 19 Dec 2019, 10:28 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.
Replies: 628
Views: 83253

Re: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.

The first "official" critic from the german music magazine Rollingstone shows a 3.5\5 stars opinion. "On every disco stomper follows a ballad..." Perhaps like EV his review was based on his initial thoughts after 1 listen I understood EV’s take was at first the album was underwh...
by joe stalin
Thu 19 Dec 2019, 10:25 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Questions for Neil
Replies: 82
Views: 9007

Re: Questions for Neil

I would just ask

Will you ever work with Stephen Hague again ?
by joe stalin
Fri 13 Dec 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Decide (Burning the Heather b-side)
Replies: 159
Views: 17722

Re: Decide (Burning the Heather b-side)

Love the euphoria at the end.

Enjoyable track

The progressive 4th chord played from 3:10 onwards us so unobvious but complex and energising.

That in itself makes my day

Like it lots
by joe stalin
Wed 11 Dec 2019, 9:52 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Do you think the 2 first albums of the triology have any real contender of the PSB classics?.
Replies: 48
Views: 5106

Re: Do you think the 2 first albums of the triology have any real contender of the PSB classics?.

Obviously as others have said depends on how you constitute classic. To most people, only West End Girls is a classic. To the next subset of the population, then Go West was the last classic PSB song. IMHO, nothing on super, electric, Elysium, fundamental, nightlife, bilingual or release is a classi...
by joe stalin
Tue 10 Dec 2019, 7:47 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Burning the heather
Replies: 489
Views: 60428

Re: Burning the heather

Clip is unlistenable

Hope it’s someone’s idea of a joke
by joe stalin
Sat 16 Nov 2019, 6:00 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot album promo music
Replies: 24
Views: 3795

Re: Hotspot album promo music

TG wrote: Sat 16 Nov 2019, 4:32 pm Sounds like the same chords at the beginning of Inside a Dream if I'm not mistaken
My initial thoughts exactly. And as we all know that was nothing to do with N&C, just SP on his own. Hope this isn’t the same
by joe stalin
Fri 15 Nov 2019, 7:10 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Newly-scanned Very-era interview with Pete Gleadall and Bob Kraushaar
Replies: 13
Views: 2228

Re: Newly-scanned Very-era interview with Pete Gleadall and Bob Kraushaar

Love these sort of articles. Obviously don’t understand most of it but it’s still intrigues me nonetheless. Raises a few questions though ? Over the last few years, and especially since SP took over the producer reigns, there has been a ever increasing cacophony of noise around the perceived loss of...
by joe stalin
Thu 14 Nov 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Burning the heather
Replies: 489
Views: 60428

Re: Burning the heather

I quite like it