The New Album Info Thread

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#151 Post by Nickname »

I believe PSB think the new album hasn't any song you can think it has some kind of potential commerciality. I mean, a song like All Over the World, Integral, etc that sounds commercial although it won't be a hit anyway. Behaviour is a good example of it. Everyone says Behaviour is a good album but not many songs from the album have been played by Neil and Chris on tour lately. Behaviour is over-rated in my opinion.

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nickname wrote:
Sun 06 Oct 2019, 4:12 pm
Behaviour is over-rated in my opinion.
Keep it.

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Future Lover wrote:
Sun 06 Oct 2019, 5:33 pm
nickname wrote:
Sun 06 Oct 2019, 4:12 pm
Behaviour is over-rated in my opinion.
Keep it.
:up: :up: :up: I'm sure Neil & Chris will be all cut up if they knew nickname thought Behaviour was overrated..
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Future Lover wrote:
Sun 06 Oct 2019, 5:33 pm
nickname wrote:
Sun 06 Oct 2019, 4:12 pm
Behaviour is over-rated in my opinion.
Keep it.
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    #155 Post by jules »

    Sure Dreamland has no commercial potential. And it's not because a song is down or mid tempo that it hasn't any :lol:

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    #156 Post by Roundhead General »

    nickname wrote:I Behaviour is over-rated in my opinion.
    Why don’t we have a poll to find out?


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    PSB barely play any deep cuts from their back catalogue anyway, never mind any from Behaviour.
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    Roundhead General wrote:
    Sun 06 Oct 2019, 7:41 pm
    nickname wrote:I Behaviour is over-rated in my opinion.
    Why don’t we have a poll to find out?


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    #159 Post by Drico One »

    Behaviour, like Being Boring, is definitely overrated these days. I'd argue it's their best album, but it was ignored by many fans back in the day. I was 18 when it came out, which made me a sitting duck for its poignant coming of age tales and melancholic ruminations on youth. Being Boring is similarly eulogised these days, but I can't help think that some fans only appreciated it as they got older and were then happy to jump on its bandwagon long after it chugged and sputtered its way out of chart town. Now we must endure the zealotry of converts.

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    #160 Post by rashomon »

    Hmm - I was 19 when it was released. It was the defining album through my university years.

    The melancholy and beauty of the album just struck a chord with me like nothing else at the time. I find I still can't listen to Behaviour in a half-hearted way - need to kick the wife and kids out and play the album start to finish without interruption

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    #161 Post by jasonjohn »

    IMO, it's probably the Banging Lasers brigade that (sometimes) introduce more zealotry. Leaves little room for the diversity in the entire PSB back catalogue.

    If a late-comer appreciates the warmth, rounded corners and contrasting high energy of old, then I'd never want to set myself apart from them.

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    #162 Post by Patrick Bateman »

    nickname wrote:
    Sun 06 Oct 2019, 4:12 pm
    a song like All Over the World, Integral, etc that sounds commercial although it won't be a hit anyway.
    :think:

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    #163 Post by Patrick Bateman »

    Drico One wrote:
    Sun 06 Oct 2019, 8:47 pm
    Behaviour, like Being Boring, is definitely overrated these days. I'd argue it's their best album, but it was ignored by many fans back in the day. I was 18 when it came out, which made me a sitting duck for its poignant coming of age tales and melancholic ruminations on youth. Being Boring is similarly eulogised these days, but I can't help think that some fans only appreciated it as they got older and were then happy to jump on its bandwagon long after it chugged and sputtered its way out of chart town. Now we must endure the zealotry of converts.
    I was sixteen when Behaviour and Being boring were released, and although they certainly appealed to my sense of teenage angst and alienation, the latter is actually a song about belonging and friendship. However, everything about it is couched in such a melancholic way that it directly appeals to a particular kind of adolescent anomie. I can still remember thrilling at the ever-so-slightly outre video and the languor in Neil's vocal delivery. It was also so different to the chart music of the time - look at the hit parade from its sole week in the top twenty: Bombalurina is two places higher; Ice Ice Baby is at number one.

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    I don't think PSB would have endured without Behaviour and Being boring. Once you've written a song like that, you can (almost) get away with an Absolutely Fabulous.

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    #164 Post by Nickname »

    Neil and Chris from the Pet Shop Boys have already written some of the #songs one further studio album, following this next one.

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    #165 Post by Nicholas »

    nickname wrote:
    Fri 11 Oct 2019, 5:58 pm
    Neil and Chris from the Pet Shop Boys have already written some of the #songs one further studio album, following this next one.
    Oh, that Neil and Chris. #songs

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