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by Mark R.Y.
Sat 07 Mar 2020, 7:29 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Name the next Pet Shop Boys album
Replies: 2261
Views: 289554

Re: Name the next Pet Shop Boys album

A somewhat silly idea for an eventual Alternative 3: Onus. I was noting how many "B-sides" there have been since Format was released 8 years ago and was thinking that "Bonus" would be a good, concise title for the next collection. But I put a PSB twist on it (a la Concert/Concrete) and came up with ...
by Mark R.Y.
Sat 07 Mar 2020, 7:23 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Show your love for “Hoping for a Miracle”
Replies: 46
Views: 9081

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

I made my choices the other day for Geowayne's Hotspot-era Ratings Project and HFaM ranked the highest of all the tracks for me. It's a real lush epic with a "cushioned" atmosphere and soaring beauty.
by Mark R.Y.
Wed 12 Feb 2020, 11:09 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Can you make Hotspot better?
Replies: 58
Views: 4967

Re: Can you make Hotspot better?

This CD flows beautifully - it's one of PSB's best-programmed albums.

But - I have been substituting the sublime At Rock Bottom in place of the amusing but irritating Wedding in Berlin lately.
by Mark R.Y.
Thu 30 Jan 2020, 2:22 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Final results of poll on feelings about the "greatest hits" tour
Replies: 12
Views: 798

Re: Final results of poll on feelings about the "greatest hits" tour

I hope a way can be found to continue all polls without trolls and cheaters messing things up. The Geowayne site, and especially its surveys, is a staple of my PSB enthusiasm.
by Mark R.Y.
Thu 30 Jan 2020, 2:15 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Stuart Price Trilogy Top/Worse 5 (2013-2020)
Replies: 56
Views: 7068

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

Both lists show the tracks in alphabetical order: 6 best (two per album): Burning the Heather The Dictator Decides Fluorescent Hoping for a Miracle Into Thin Air Love is a Bourgeois Construct came close: Bolshy Inner Sanctum Say It To Me Thursday Twenty-Something 5 worst (or more like 5 most problem...
by Mark R.Y.
Sat 25 Jan 2020, 4:04 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Best option for 4 th single?
Replies: 61
Views: 4093

Re: Best option for 4 th single?

I Don't Wanna Opening Title Card says "Earlier that Night" Cut to the drag queen from the Monkey Business video contemplating going out He's visited by many of the cast of characters from the MB vid trying to convince him to "go out" He finally relents, puts on the attire from the MB video and the ...
by Mark R.Y.
Sat 25 Jan 2020, 3:57 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Happy people
Replies: 45
Views: 3262

Re: Happy people

I like that hint of Music for Boys re the sped-up "ah-oo" voice in Happy People.
by Mark R.Y.
Fri 24 Jan 2020, 4:15 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.
Replies: 628
Views: 56086

Re: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.

Hoping for a Miracle - another winner. (No, not another "Winner" - that would be Dreamland - but another sumptuous Hotspot track.) I like how so many of these tracks have this deliberately distorted, hazy, "cushioned" sound. The blurred cover photo fits well with the dreamy sound. Is this album mean...
by Mark R.Y.
Fri 24 Jan 2020, 4:13 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.
Replies: 628
Views: 56086

Re: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.

... the good ballads such as "only the dark"..and "you are the one"....THEY DONT BUILD musically or vocally. if you heard the first chorus...you've heard the second and the third. why neil didnt add vocal counter melodies or tag lines is beyond me...at least beef up the orchestration. they just sta...
by Mark R.Y.
Fri 24 Jan 2020, 2:37 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.
Replies: 628
Views: 56086

Re: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.

Greetings, Do I wait until tomorrow to listen to the album properly on my stereo speakers or go ahead and listen to the rest now on YouTube? Or just listen to only one more track? Or two...or three....augh! "I wanna" hear it all now, but I want to hear it properly sequenced on my "good" speakers fo...
by Mark R.Y.
Fri 24 Jan 2020, 2:21 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.
Replies: 628
Views: 56086

Re: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.

I'm in Seattle so it won't be for another 20-27 hours until I receive my CD from Amazon. I've so far listened only to the three singles, leaving the remaining seven tracks to be fresh listening experiences tomorrow. But I see that (because it's the 24th elsewhere in the world) the PSB channel has up...
by Mark R.Y.
Sat 11 Jan 2020, 12:22 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Album closers / final track - do you have a favourite?
Replies: 62
Views: 5961

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

Top favorites:
Jealousy
Integral
Vocal
Into Thin Air

Least favorites:
Why Don't We Live Together
Requiem in Denim and Leopardskin (fine lyrics, not-great music)
Legacy
by Mark R.Y.
Thu 02 Jan 2020, 12:43 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New/third single
Replies: 103
Views: 9090

Re: New/third single

A Nile Rodgers/Chic influence in the bass?
by Mark R.Y.
Wed 01 Jan 2020, 10:37 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New/third single
Replies: 103
Views: 9090

Re: New/third single

Oh man! I'm loving Neil's funky vocals. Now this is a bad ass dance track!
by Mark R.Y.
Sun 29 Dec 2019, 12:13 am
Forum: Support
Topic: The sound of crashing glass from the Christmas lights is... traumatizing
Replies: 6
Views: 2065

Re: The sound of crashing glass from the Christmas lights is... traumatizing

It is such a stress reliever to bust those lights up - I like to mow them all down in a fast row. I'm sorry they're gone already; was hoping they'd be up at least until New Year's.