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by Kris
Mon 21 Oct 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Heaven 1991: Was it worth it?
Replies: 56
Views: 6498

Re: Heaven 1991: Was it worth it?

Taken in isolation Was it worth it? is pretty average at best but somehow I think it works at as a final track because of its theme. I think it also depends on how you listen to music as a whole. Is it just a couple of tracks at a time, on shuffle, a playlist maybe? If I listen to PSB it's nearly al...
by Kris
Fri 20 Sep 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: AFTER THE EVENT & IN HIS IMAGINATION
Replies: 14
Views: 1879

Re: AFTER THE EVENT & IN HIS IMAGINATION

After the event is brilliant, PSB at their most sinister best and the whole faux sympathy dig. Not a huge fan of In his imagination, though. It's quite nice but the lyrics annoy me. I love the line about his mother reminding him he's lucky to be employed even if it's a crap job because I can really ...
by Kris
Sat 20 Jul 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Name the next Pet Shop Boys album
Replies: 2251
Views: 275729

Re: Name the next Pet Shop Boys album

My guess would be Berlin.
by Kris
Mon 20 May 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Today I listened to Elysium for the first time since 2012...
Replies: 53
Views: 13670

Re: Today I listened to Elysium for the first time since 2012...

It's a very pleasant album and I often listen to it on the way home from work to wind down. Leaving is wonderful and despite such a simple philosophy about love never dying due to memories it's delivered immaculately. Also love Invisible, A face like that and in particular Give it a go, which has on...
by Kris
Mon 07 Jan 2019, 2:59 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: 10 for 10: Best Pet Shop Boys Tracks of the Decade
Replies: 82
Views: 21408

Re: 10 for 10: Best Pet Shop Boys Tracks of the Decade

1. Leaving: Heartbreaking yet hopeful lyrics, with some fantastic remixes. 2. The Pop Kids: The joy and pain of the past. 3. Together: Rave pop at its best and the extended mix is amazing. 4. Into thin air: PSB go sort of poppy drum and bass with an escapist theme. 5. Inside a dream: The dreamy stan...
by Kris
Fri 09 Oct 2015, 11:54 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: I'm with stupid revisited
Replies: 45
Views: 5187

Re: I'm with stupid revisited

I'm not convinced. The lead singles from the Nightlife and Release eras both missed the top 10 by some considerable distance so it proves PSB fans don't buy everything regardless of timing. And obviously I'm with stupid was a fanbase purchase but it was a bloody successful one because it clearly br...
by Kris
Thu 08 Oct 2015, 7:33 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: I'm with stupid revisited
Replies: 45
Views: 5187

Re: I'm with stupid revisited

From a commercial perspective I simply can't believe people think I'm with stupid was the wrong choice as lead single. It was their biggest hit since Se a vida e. I'm with stupid made #8 in the UK charts (missing out by a whisker on #7) and subsequently Fundamental charted at #5 in the album charts...
by Kris
Thu 08 Oct 2015, 2:28 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: I'm with stupid revisited
Replies: 45
Views: 5187

Re: I'm with stupid revisited

From a commercial perspective I simply can't believe people think I'm with stupid was the wrong choice as lead single. It was their biggest hit since Se a vida e. I'm with stupid made #8 in the UK charts (missing out by a whisker on #7) and subsequently Fundamental charted at #5 in the album charts,...
by Kris
Wed 09 Sep 2015, 7:27 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The new era starts the next week (2nd week of September 2015)
Replies: 16
Views: 2806

Re: The new era starts the next week (2nd week of September 2015)

raggatwin wrote:They wrote Axis whilst drunk, apparently. ...
And clearly while also listening to the chart rundown from numbers 40-2 pop-pickers.
by Kris
Mon 29 Sep 2014, 3:47 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Full album shows
Replies: 32
Views: 5102

Re: Full album shows

Suede played their first three albums on consecutive nights at the Brixton Academy, each followed by a greatest hits section. There's no reason why PSB couldn't do the same and it would be massively popular.
by Kris
Wed 11 Jun 2014, 7:32 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: How Much Do They Get Paid?
Replies: 20
Views: 3667

Re: How Much Do They Get Paid?

Patrick Bateman wrote:I can't believe how much music artists can make from gigs these days.

Blue Swan must be on at least a cheese sandwich and a can of coke by now.
*must resist gag about what transforce was on*
by Kris
Thu 24 Oct 2013, 2:34 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Neil's Worst Lyrics
Replies: 93
Views: 10420

Re: Neil's Worst Lyrics

Surprised no-one's mentioned Sexy northerner, which is utterly cringeworthy lyrically throughout. I've always found that immensely frustrating as musically it's brilliant.
by Kris
Thu 17 Oct 2013, 12:34 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Something not very usual in a PSB concert
Replies: 18
Views: 4120

Re: Something not very usual in a PSB concert

The crowd participation was a really nice touch. Shows just how much they love touring these days. I've always thought One thing leads to another would be fantastic for that - "oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, one thing leads to another" - etc.
by Kris
Thu 17 Oct 2013, 12:26 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New Thursday radio edit
Replies: 44
Views: 7098

Re: New Thursday radio edit

Simon Mayo played the normal version earlier in the week and was quite complimentary about the rap section. Maybe playing the "no rap edit" was a condition of the song rising to the A-list. Wouldn't surprise me.