Agenda instead of Hotspot

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#31 Post by NotInvisible » Tue 18 Feb 2020, 6:20 pm

I find the Agenda critiques hilarious; I get you don't like being mocked for voting for Trump or Brexit or whatever strain of stupidity du jour cause you preferred, but have you never actually paid attention to their catalogue? They've always been a political group, they consistently write political songs, and *gasp* they have been left wing from day one. Agenda is perfectly in keeping with what they've always been - and always will be. You're like the homophobes who somehow still listen and get riled up whenever there's an explicitly gay lyric.

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#32 Post by Luke Colorado » Tue 18 Feb 2020, 6:42 pm

The issue, for me, isn’t the politics, it’s that their overtly political songs are often very corny.

Shopping, I’m With Stupid, Give Stupidity a Chance. Total cheese.
I sincerely *love* Disco 2 and listen to it straight through regularly.

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#33 Post by Spittingcat » Tue 18 Feb 2020, 7:07 pm

Shopping is an absolute classic that sums up the political age it was written in like few pop songs ever have or ever will. It is not cheese.

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#34 Post by Spittingcat » Tue 18 Feb 2020, 7:12 pm

Also, while none of the following are to everyone’s taste, the are written through with political observations, and I love them:

DJ culture
The theatre
Integral
Birthday boy
A red letter day
The forgotten child
Dreamland

They are probably more, if we stop to think about it for a bit, I’m sure.

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#35 Post by Luke Colorado » Tue 18 Feb 2020, 7:19 pm

Oh, thanks for reminding me, Integral is cheese too.
I sincerely *love* Disco 2 and listen to it straight through regularly.

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#36 Post by Patrick Bateman » Tue 18 Feb 2020, 9:08 pm

NotInvisible wrote:
Tue 18 Feb 2020, 6:20 pm
I find the Agenda critiques hilarious; I get you don't like being mocked for voting for Trump or Brexit or whatever strain of stupidity du jour cause you preferred, but have you never actually paid attention to their catalogue? They've always been a political group, they consistently write political songs, and *gasp* they have been left wing from day one. Agenda is perfectly in keeping with what they've always been - and always will be. You're like the homophobes who somehow still listen and get riled up whenever there's an explicitly gay lyric.
Yes, I should always pay heed to Neil’s political insight and wisdom, such as his support for the war in Iraq (one march he didn’t attend).

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Re: Agenda instead of Hotspot

#37 Post by leesmapman » Tue 18 Feb 2020, 10:30 pm

Luke Colorado wrote:
Tue 18 Feb 2020, 7:19 pm
Oh, thanks for reminding me, Integral is cheese too.
Wut?
Luke Colorado wrote:
Tue 18 Feb 2020, 7:19 pm
I sincerely *love* Disco 2 and listen to it straight through regularly.
Oh, ok.

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Re: Agenda instead of Hotspot

#38 Post by ZiggyPSB » Tue 18 Feb 2020, 11:30 pm

Patrick Bateman wrote:
Tue 18 Feb 2020, 9:08 pm
NotInvisible wrote:
Tue 18 Feb 2020, 6:20 pm
I find the Agenda critiques hilarious; I get you don't like being mocked for voting for Trump or Brexit or whatever strain of stupidity du jour cause you preferred, but have you never actually paid attention to their catalogue? They've always been a political group, they consistently write political songs, and *gasp* they have been left wing from day one. Agenda is perfectly in keeping with what they've always been - and always will be. You're like the homophobes who somehow still listen and get riled up whenever there's an explicitly gay lyric.
Yes, I should always pay heed to Neil’s political insight and wisdom, such as his support for the war in Iraq (one march he didn’t attend).
And we got Twentieth Century out of that. It can take balls to admit you’re wrong.
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Re: Agenda instead of Hotspot

#39 Post by Luke Colorado » Tue 18 Feb 2020, 11:50 pm

I would trade Twentieth Century for 300K lives... but it is a beautiful song.
I sincerely *love* Disco 2 and listen to it straight through regularly.

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#40 Post by Gabby » Wed 19 Feb 2020, 1:44 am

I really like Agenda, but don't go back to it much to be honest. It was a lovely little surprise last year.

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#41 Post by glennjridge » Wed 19 Feb 2020, 2:46 am

I loved the surprise of Agenda just being there one day. so excited as "Give stupidity a chance " just showed up on my youtube watch side bar one day unexpectedly.

I remember George Michael at one point was talking about not releasing albums and just releasing music online as he saw fit. I kinda like the idea of that, like if the PSB just released a song here and there for sale on the official website as opposed to the usual template of recording all the tunes for an album.

but I suspect that dynamic wont be going away, I think they love the writing for an album
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Re: Agenda instead of Hotspot

#42 Post by Luke Colorado » Wed 19 Feb 2020, 2:52 am

$100/yr and the boys send you 7 exclusive tracks (new songs and remixes) a year
I sincerely *love* Disco 2 and listen to it straight through regularly.

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Re: Agenda instead of Hotspot

#43 Post by glennjridge » Wed 19 Feb 2020, 2:58 am

Oh take my money NOW! if only!

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Re: Agenda instead of Hotspot

#44 Post by vincenzosz » Thu 20 Feb 2020, 3:16 am

Luke Colorado wrote:
Tue 18 Feb 2020, 7:19 pm
Oh, thanks for reminding me, Integral is cheese too.
I was with you on the political songs being too cheesy until you said this and lost all of your credibility. I’m not not sure you know what cheese is.

If you don’t like it that’s one thing but this song is not cheesy.

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Re: Agenda instead of Hotspot

#45 Post by jasonjohn » Thu 20 Feb 2020, 6:15 am

I'd argue a bit of cheese is as common as politics in their catalogue.

If you don't like cheesy and insight, it'd be tricky navigation!

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