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by Kiran
Tue 18 Aug 2020, 4:05 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Actually vs Introspective, choose the best one
Replies: 38
Views: 3730

Re: Actually vs Introspective, choose the best one

Actually, by some distance. Left to My Own Devices (for me) is the best track on either album, but What have I done to deserve this? runs it ragged. If this was a boxing match, Introspective would come out in the first round looking strong, but by round 3, it would be all over as Actually lands blow...
by Kiran
Tue 18 Aug 2020, 3:58 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Left to my own Devices vs Being Boring
Replies: 20
Views: 1812

Re: Left to my own Devices vs Being Boring

Being Boring is the height of PSB's excellence. Left to my own devices, specifically the version on the album, is utterly amazing, but Being Boring just edges it for me. PSB's peaked with these and there isn't really anything they've done in the last 30 years that are in the same league.
by Kiran
Tue 18 Aug 2020, 3:53 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Three track recommendations
Replies: 30
Views: 2338

Re: Three track recommendations

1. If you are Ok with using a single that achieved nowhere near the success it deserved, "Being Boring". Otherwise, "The Way It Used To Be"
2. Postscript (the track after Go West on Very)
3. "Bet she's not your girlfriend"
by Kiran
Mon 24 Feb 2020, 6:25 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: US TOUR
Replies: 121
Views: 21239

Re: US TOUR

Looks like someone was right! For the UK we probably have to settle for "It couldn't happen here". :(
by Kiran
Fri 21 Feb 2020, 12:18 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Nr 1 single again, after 35 years
Replies: 30
Views: 3092

Re: Nr 1 single again, after 35 years

Physical chart doesn't mean much. Have a look at what makes up the top 20 and you'll see what I mean.
by Kiran
Fri 07 Feb 2020, 11:10 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Do You Want A New Bitch (Misheard Lyrics - Merged Threads)
Replies: 131
Views: 21160

Re: Do You Want A New Bitch (Misheard Lyrics - Merged Threads)

I think the only song I misheard was "Up against it" which I heard as "oh, I guessed it" and continued to think this until I bothered to look at the track listing at which point I thought "why is it called Up Against it? That isn't mentioned in the song".
by Kiran
Fri 07 Feb 2020, 11:04 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: It Couldn’t Happen Here June 2020 Release Confirmed
Replies: 306
Views: 46015

Re: It Couldn’t Happen Here June 2020 Release Confirmed

Am I the only one who thought this a terrible film? Saw this at the cinema on release and also bought the video.
by Kiran
Sat 01 Feb 2020, 1:22 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Only the Dark
Replies: 12
Views: 1622

Re: Only the Dark

I think this is my favourite track on the album. Only played the album 3 times though so this could change. Although WIB clearly won't be troubling it.
by Kiran
Sat 01 Feb 2020, 1:21 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Is there any possibility for a Number 1 album? Look at the list of releases
Replies: 298
Views: 27728

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

I wonder how much difference their promotion efforts have really made? They have a fan base who are going to buy the album without all the promotion. I suspect that the promotion created minimal sales and that have not changed the chart position. Spot on. Looking at the album sales from Elysium onw...
by Kiran
Sat 01 Feb 2020, 11:23 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Wedding in Berlin: revival of interest?
Replies: 78
Views: 9257

Re: Wedding in Berlin: revival of interest?

It makes perfect sense: 1. It fits the Berlin theme 2. Romance looms large on this album 3. Like Please ends with Why don’t we live together, Wedding completes the journey Hotspot begins with Will-o-the-wisp 4. Ending with a wedding is an oft used theatrical device; see The Most Incredible Thing 5....
by Kiran
Sat 01 Feb 2020, 11:22 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Wedding in Berlin: revival of interest?
Replies: 78
Views: 9257

Re: Wedding in Berlin: revival of interest?

I would have given anything to be at the wedding when this pile of shit came on. the old parents of the groom and bride turning to each other saying, couldn't they have given them a f****** toaster instead? Hah! My thinking was the couple who go this as their wedding gift probably smiled thinking "...
by Kiran
Sat 01 Feb 2020, 11:09 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Is there any possibility for a Number 1 album? Look at the list of releases
Replies: 298
Views: 27728

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

I wonder how much difference their promotion efforts have really made? They have a fan base who are going to buy the album without all the promotion. I suspect that the promotion created minimal sales and that have not changed the chart position.
by Kiran
Fri 31 Jan 2020, 7:45 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Is there any possibility for a Number 1 album? Look at the list of releases
Replies: 298
Views: 27728

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

Really can't see them ever getting a number one again. If they can't even outsell albums that are on their 2nd week of the chart then they aren't going to be able to compete with basically any new entries.
by Kiran
Thu 30 Jan 2020, 11:52 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Wedding in Berlin: revival of interest?
Replies: 78
Views: 9257

Re: Wedding in Berlin: revival of interest?

The song is an absolute disaster. It is so cringe. Like Jivebunny has made an unwanted comeback. Counts Give it a Go and Winner as friends. The only coldspot on the album IMHO. It should have stayed as a gift for friends. How very dare you! "Give it a go" is my favourite track on Elysium. I would s...
by Kiran
Wed 29 Jan 2020, 9:43 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Is there any possibility for a Number 1 album? Look at the list of releases
Replies: 298
Views: 27728

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

boyjohn wrote:Still $10.99 on US iTunes, I guess it costs more to transfer the files all this way :-)
This is because Trump didn't give us a favourable Brexit deal. Now you have to pay more for our luxury UK produce :)