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by CroMagnon
Thu 13 Feb 2020, 12:00 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot ratings
Replies: 30
Views: 3118

Re: Hotspot ratings

I've upgraded from 5 to 6, but I can't go any further. I find Hotspot to be the worst of the Price Trilogy. The production is a mess and it just doesn't sound good. The ballads are the best songs. "Wedding in Berlin" is a really bad way to finish the album; the magnicifent "Burning the heather" sho...
by CroMagnon
Thu 13 Feb 2020, 11:48 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: POLL: What album is Hotspot most similar to?
Replies: 18
Views: 1834

Re: POLL: What album is Hotspot most similar to?

Yes, I think it's most similar to Nightlife, but Hotspot is a better, more consistent album.
by CroMagnon
Tue 11 Feb 2020, 9:16 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: DREAMWORLD TOUR
Replies: 429
Views: 50202

Re: DREAMWORLD TOUR

Now that we've heard Hotspot, I think it's a real shame that more of the tracks won't be getting an outing live, particularly Will-o-the-wisp, Happy People (mashed with Inside a Dream), and Hoping for a miracle.
by CroMagnon
Tue 11 Feb 2020, 8:25 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot ratings
Replies: 30
Views: 3118

Re: Hotspot ratings

I gave Hotspot an 8. It has the effortless class of the earliest albums, and lacks that sense of 'try-hardiness' that has affected the consistency of some of their later work. Melodically, it's amazing, Neil's vocals sound wonderful (Dreamland notwithstanding), and Chris is on sublime form with many...
by CroMagnon
Sun 09 Feb 2020, 1:27 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The most New Order-esque PSB tracks?
Replies: 36
Views: 6887

Re: The most New Order-esque PSB tracks?

y3potential wrote:
Sun 09 Feb 2020, 7:54 am
Well, if Happy People doesn't sound like New Order then I don't know what does..
I think Happy People sounds like it belongs on Very. If it sounds a bit New Order-ish, it's because it sounds like New Order sounding like PSB on Republic, also in 1993.
by CroMagnon
Thu 06 Feb 2020, 11:51 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The most New Order-esque PSB tracks?
Replies: 36
Views: 6887

Re: The most New Order-esque PSB tracks?

I don’t actually think there are that many, which is slightly weird given the overlap in the fanbases. I think there are more New Order songs that sound PSB than vice versa, especially on Republic. The Stephen Hague connection I suppose. I was reading Peter Hook's book a few months ago and was amus...
by CroMagnon
Thu 06 Feb 2020, 11:29 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The most New Order-esque PSB tracks?
Replies: 36
Views: 6887

Re: The most New Order-esque PSB tracks?

I don’t actually think there are that many, which is slightly weird given the overlap in the fanbases. I think there are more New Order songs that sound PSB than vice versa, especially on Republic. The Stephen Hague connection I suppose. Suggestions: I didn’t get where I am today The original versio...
by CroMagnon
Sun 02 Feb 2020, 8:17 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.
Replies: 628
Views: 55825

Re: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.

I see on the offical site no less the lyrics for Wilo the wisp still has that unknown lyric..... "I think, my,*** you may have changed" I personally think he said "my love" you may have changed, but I think neil accidentally just put a kinda weird twist on the word when he sung it. cause I just can...
by CroMagnon
Thu 30 Jan 2020, 2:53 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Show your love for “Hoping for a Miracle”
Replies: 46
Views: 9043

Re: Show your love for “Hoping for a Miracle”

Hoping for a miracle could slot into any one of the previous 13 albums and improve it. Things I love: - the wonderful keyboard riff, not just the notes, but the instrumentation / sounds - the effortless transitions from section to section, as if the song has always existed - how could it not have pr...
by CroMagnon
Thu 30 Jan 2020, 2:42 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot DNA
Replies: 16
Views: 1376

Re: Hotspot DNA

Willo - Nightlife You are the one - Nightlife / Bilingual Happy People - Very Dreamland - Yes / Super Hoping for a miracle - Fundamental / Actually I don't wanna - Yes Monkey business - Nightlife Only the dark - Bilingual / Very ... but it's very 80s, yet wouldn't belong on Please or Actually, so no...
by CroMagnon
Thu 30 Jan 2020, 12:13 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Stuart Price Trilogy Top/Worse 5 (2013-2020)
Replies: 56
Views: 7040

Re: Stuart Price Trilogy Top/Worse 5 (2013-2020)

Sticking only to album tracks:

Best (no particular order)

Hoping for a miracle
The Dictator Decides
Fluorescent
Will-o-the-wisp
Into thin air

Individually worst, although some of them work in the context of the albums:

Happiness
Wedding in Berlin
Shouting in the evening
Pazzo!
Dreamland
by CroMagnon
Tue 28 Jan 2020, 7:05 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Forthcoming PSB TV and radio appearances...
Replies: 1174
Views: 256076

Re: Forthcoming PSB TV and radio appearances...

The National TV awards are being hosted by David Walliams, so wonder if that had an influence on the Pets getting the gig?

Prepare for an ‘oh so funny’ sexual / sexuality allusion in Walliams’ link into the PSB performance too.
by CroMagnon
Tue 28 Jan 2020, 12:08 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.
Replies: 628
Views: 55825

Re: The Problems With Hotspot

After many, many listens to the album, i think there’s only one major problem with it ... Dreamland. Neil’s voice sounds wonderful throughout the album, except on Dreamland, where his vocals are notably weaker and have a strange, off-colour, strident quality. I don’t like Olly’s voice in general, so...
by CroMagnon
Sun 26 Jan 2020, 8:55 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: An Open Mind should be on the album
Replies: 36
Views: 1993

Re: An Open Mind should be on the album

Let’s not forget also that there are sometimes timing issues, whereby a B-Side is written and/or recorded after the album is finalised. Hence why Always wasn’t on Release, for example.
by CroMagnon
Sun 26 Jan 2020, 8:49 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Your favourite Hotspot Instrumental?
Replies: 60
Views: 4417

Re: Your favourite Hotspot Instrumental?

[quote="amandine insensible" post_id=588737 time=<a href="tel:1580059020">1580059020</a> user_id=6604] [quote=Greendrake post_id=588633 time=<a href="tel:1580030924">1580030924</a> user_id=52] Will-o-the-wisp indeed because it's a great track but the lyrics are not appealing to a 100% straight pers...