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by ArtHist
Sat 18 Jan 2020, 9:13 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot reviews
Replies: 162
Views: 17097

Re: Hotspot reviews

skyhigh wrote:
Fri 17 Jan 2020, 12:49 pm
https://stevepafford.com/hotspot/
Are Steve Pafford and Drico the same person? Pafford's style of writing, observations and lengthy discussion bear many similarities to Drico's posts on here.
by ArtHist
Fri 17 Jan 2020, 7:20 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Back catalogue countdown to Hotspot
Replies: 113
Views: 8721

Re: Back catalogue countdown to Hotspot

Totally agree with Dog and Retro. 'Yes' had something for everyone. Great pop tracks, songs with meaningful lyrics and for those lucky enough to purchase the ltd ed vinyl boxset- a nice little investment. How much were those selling for originally?
by ArtHist
Thu 16 Jan 2020, 7:47 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Is there any possibility for a Number 1 album? Look at the list of releases
Replies: 36
Views: 2640

Re: Is there any possibility for a Number 1 album? Look at the list of releases

Effen Vida wrote:
Thu 16 Jan 2020, 11:48 am
I've pre-ordered the double CD, vinyl and cassette. Ridiculous.

I reckon they've been pretty savvy with the cassette and temptation of the signed prints. That said, I'd have still bought the vinyl and CD.
Was this before or after you had a sneak preview?! :o
by ArtHist
Thu 16 Jan 2020, 7:41 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot reviews
Replies: 162
Views: 17097

Re: Hotspot reviews

^^^ Dreamland a standout? Eurgh.
by ArtHist
Wed 15 Jan 2020, 9:47 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot reviews
Replies: 162
Views: 17097

Re: Hotspot reviews

rashomon wrote:
Wed 15 Jan 2020, 9:33 pm
Pet Shop Boys - Vorst

"Can I have the vorst Pet Shop Boys album, please?"
Uh-oh....we need a poll...!
by ArtHist
Wed 15 Jan 2020, 8:12 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot reviews
Replies: 162
Views: 17097

Re: Hotspot reviews

^^^ Millennial intern with access to Wikipedia and lyricsgenius.com
by ArtHist
Wed 15 Jan 2020, 6:55 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot reviews
Replies: 162
Views: 17097

Re: Hotspot reviews

I wonder if PSB/their management paid for Q review? You already know that I do not have a trust in all of these big titles like Q, NME or Rolling Stone, but they are probably still perceived as the best means of promotion in newspaper sector. For a typical PSB consumer it could be a more reliable a...
by ArtHist
Tue 14 Jan 2020, 7:24 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot reviews
Replies: 162
Views: 17097

Re: Hotspot reviews

I agree, the Record Collector one is a nice piece of writing. Word count restrictions mean you’re never going to get a track-by-track account. Indeed. But when you give the first two columns of text in your four-column review (see Q Magazine) over to analogies and references to Doris Day, you've ut...
by ArtHist
Tue 14 Jan 2020, 7:19 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Has Radio 2 played the full version of Monkey Business? Maybe not but...
Replies: 16
Views: 1309

Re: Have Radio 2 played the full version of Monkey Business? Maybe not but...

NikacP0kac wrote:
Tue 14 Jan 2020, 6:01 pm
ArtHist wrote:
Tue 14 Jan 2020, 4:02 pm
F**k, the album version sounds even worse than the radio edit.
You have the album? Oh, do tell. :mrgreen:
My observation based on that extra verse quoted by Effen. :up:
by ArtHist
Tue 14 Jan 2020, 4:02 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Has Radio 2 played the full version of Monkey Business? Maybe not but...
Replies: 16
Views: 1309

Re: Have Radio 2 played the full version of Monkey Business? Maybe not but...

F**k, the album version sounds even worse than the radio edit.
by ArtHist
Tue 14 Jan 2020, 6:37 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot reviews
Replies: 162
Views: 17097

Re: Hotspot reviews

Debussy wrote:
Tue 14 Jan 2020, 12:35 am
"bland Olly vocals" [emoji1787]

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Well, we can tell the reviewers at least listened to that track, or had heard the single.
by ArtHist
Mon 13 Jan 2020, 11:05 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot reviews
Replies: 162
Views: 17097

Re: Hotspot reviews

That Record Collector review doesn't mention a single song title. WTF.....Utterly devoid of any substance.
by ArtHist
Mon 13 Jan 2020, 3:24 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Pet Shop Boys X2 Perfumes
Replies: 21
Views: 3319

Re: Pet Shop Boys X2 Perfumes

'Monkey Business', the new scent from PSB. Containing accents of margarita, champagne and red wine. Spray it on your 'banana'
by ArtHist
Mon 13 Jan 2020, 3:21 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot reviews
Replies: 162
Views: 17097

Re: Hotspot reviews

Will-o-the-wisp is always a reference in all the reviews. Best song for this review too. Accordingly to the quality of these reviews, I start to think that reviewers listen only to the first track. "Uhm, yeah I like it. 3.5 stars, let's write something general about this disc, oh wait where's that ...
by ArtHist
Mon 13 Jan 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot reviews
Replies: 162
Views: 17097

Re: Hotspot reviews

4 stars but doesn't really say why.