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#1 Post by Dog »

Thought this might be worth a topic of its own so we have a place to put them as they come in.

Translations appreciated!

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PSB interviewed on 6 music by the way.
#petshopboys #radio their #newsingle "Monkey Business" by the @petshopboys on today's @BBC6Music and Neil explains: why they called the new album "Hotspot" on the link : (at 01:44:55)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000cmhs

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3.5/5....well that's encouraging.

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It's too blurry for google translate, so please provide a better picture.
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drunk14 wrote:It's too blurry for google translate, so please provide a better picture.
Sorry, it’s all I have.
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ArtHist wrote:
Fri 03 Jan 2020, 7:33 pm
3.5/5....well that's encouraging.
Ironic?

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nickname wrote:
Fri 03 Jan 2020, 7:43 pm
ArtHist wrote:
Fri 03 Jan 2020, 7:33 pm
3.5/5....well that's encouraging.
Ironic?
Not in the least. The singles have been such a mixed bag it didn't look encouraging (well to me anyway). Would love to know what the German reviewer made of Monkey Business.

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nickname wrote:
Fri 03 Jan 2020, 7:15 pm
PSB interviewed on 6 music by the way.
#petshopboys #radio their #newsingle "Monkey Business" by the @petshopboys on today's @BBC6Music and Neil explains: why they called the new album "Hotspot" on the link : (at 01:44:55)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000cmhs
Is it just me, but it's like Monkey Business sounds just 'better' here. Or is it a real 'grower' and do I become familiar with the song? ;-)
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nickname wrote:
Fri 03 Jan 2020, 7:15 pm
PSB interviewed on 6 music by the way.
#petshopboys #radio their #newsingle "Monkey Business" by the @petshopboys on today's @BBC6Music and Neil explains: why they called the new album "Hotspot" on the link : (at 01:44:55)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000cmhs

Wrong thread, obviously. But at least it's not a new one, eh.

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Dog wrote:
Fri 03 Jan 2020, 6:26 pm
Thought this might be worth a topic of its own so we have a place to put them as they come in.

Translations appreciated!

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ArtHist wrote:
Fri 03 Jan 2020, 7:54 pm
Would love to know what the German reviewer made of Monkey Business.
It's apparently still a piece on the agenda in 1988, funnier though it is to sing today. After everything. :up:

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#12 Post by oakey »

Nice read. It's basically stating that it includes stompers followed by ballads, harking back to the sound of their empirial phase hits. And that labeling it the last album in a trilogy seems a bit arbritary. It's written in a positive tone though.

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Attached is a better version of the German Rolling Stone review.
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oakey wrote:
Fri 03 Jan 2020, 10:55 pm
Nice read. It's basically stating that it includes stompers followed by ballads, harking back to the sound of their empirial phase hits. And that labeling it the last album in a trilogy seems a bit arbritary. It's written in a positive tone though.
Being German, I can tell that you've summed up the piece very well. Indeed, there's nothing more said about the album and nothing interesting whatsoever. No surprise to me though as the writing comes from the Rolling Stone...

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amen to that!

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