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SUPER (2 years later, we'll see its popularity)

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In my favourate PSB studio albums of all time, SUPER is....

Number 1
0
No votes
Number 2
3
5%
Number 3
3
5%
Number 4
1
2%
Number 5
4
6%
Number 6
12
19%
Number 7
4
6%
Number 8
3
5%
Number 9
5
8%
Number 10, 11, 12, 13
28
44%
 
Total votes: 63

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Re: SUPER (2 years later, we'll see its popularity)

#16 Post by East End Bhoy » Tue 15 May 2018, 10:31 pm

For me its :

1. Introspective
2. Actually
3. Fundamental
4. Electric
5. Behaviour
6. Super
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#17 Post by Hamlet » Tue 15 May 2018, 10:38 pm

Stuart Price did a good Madonna Album but Electric and Super are bad as hell. Never will buy a third PSB/Price Collab.

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#18 Post by Pod » Tue 15 May 2018, 10:42 pm

:shock:
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#19 Post by MikeyC » Wed 16 May 2018, 12:36 am

Hamlet wrote:
Tue 15 May 2018, 10:38 pm
Stuart Price did a good Madonna Album but Electric and Super are bad as hell. Never will buy a third PSB/Price Collab.

Oooh that's a little harsh!

He also did great work with Kylie and The Killers! 8)

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#20 Post by glennjridge » Wed 16 May 2018, 7:03 am

the only saving grace on that trite plastic sounding record is I happen to think that "Sad Robot world" and "the Dictator decides" are the PSB at their absolute best. I always hope Neil on each album delivers the goods and comes up with some lyrics I can really get into, and with those 2 tunes he totally did, especially Sad robot world.

as I always say, you never know where neil will go with a new set of album lyrics topic wise, and those lyrics for that tune are a perfect example. in fact the music is as engaging as the lyrics also.
the sort of retro 80's feel. and Dictator decides, especially that glorious intro, it makes me forgive the rest of the album is a hard left one note sounding affair. all I ask is, instead of going hard left total electronic...or hard right too orchestral, just do a standard PSB album. the proper even mix of electronic and orchestral.

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#21 Post by Bulldog » Wed 16 May 2018, 12:15 pm

1- Introspective
2- Electric
3- Behaviour
4- Fundamental
5- Elysium
6- Release
7- Yes
8- Actually
9- Please
10- Very
11- Bilingual
12- Super
13- Nightlife
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#22 Post by Bulldog » Wed 16 May 2018, 12:19 pm

Well, so far it doesn't seem terribly popular, does it?
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#23 Post by nickname » Wed 16 May 2018, 9:58 pm

One of the crowd wrote:
Tue 15 May 2018, 9:23 pm
nickname wrote:
Tue 15 May 2018, 7:14 pm
One of the crowd wrote:
Tue 15 May 2018, 12:19 pm


Wheres "Please"?
Maybe, it's # 7.
Dropped 3 places then
It depends.

For me, their two best albums are Introspective and Actually. I'm not able to say which one is better. Sometime I put Actually like the first one and sometimes I put Introspective but I'm not sure about it. I'm sure the #3 is Very. Fundamental could be the #4 but Yes wins because Fundamental is too slow but the production in amazing and it has good songs.

I don't know why but Super sounds so fresh to me, so happy, so uplifting. It's like PSB were young again and I love that feeling. As a whole, I think is a good album.

I love Please but I have to put things on perspective and I try to avoid the nostalgia, trying to be fair with the quality of the album.
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#24 Post by York Minster » Wed 16 May 2018, 10:00 pm

This poll is pretty damning against Super. It's at the bottom of the pile for me. As glenn says, "trite, plastic" doesn't hold up against other flawed albums like Nightlife where there were all kinds of emotions to feel. The last couple times I put this album on I took it right back out. It's not a bad album, and nothing as inglorious as Winner, but it's not PSB at their best.
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#25 Post by One of the crowd » Wed 16 May 2018, 10:22 pm

nickname wrote:
Wed 16 May 2018, 9:58 pm
One of the crowd wrote:
Tue 15 May 2018, 9:23 pm
nickname wrote:
Tue 15 May 2018, 7:14 pm


Maybe, it's # 7.
Dropped 3 places then
It depends.

For me, their two best albums are Introspective and Actually. I'm not able to say which one is better. Sometime I put Actually like the first one and sometimes I put Introspective but I'm not sure about it. I'm sure the #3 is Very. Fundamental could be the #4 but Yes wins because Fundamental is too slow but the production in amazing and it has good songs.

I don't know why but Super sounds so fresh to me, so happy, so uplifting. It's like PSB were young again and I love that feeling. As a whole, I think is a good album.

I love Please but I have to put things on perspective and I try to avoid the nostalgia, trying to be fair with the quality of the album.
Unless they come up with another masterpiece, I’ll always have Behaviour at 1 and Introspective at 2.

Never really been a fan of Actually as an album but selective songs are up there with their best.

Likewise, I agree with you in regards to the freshness of Super and along with Electric. They are “play loud” records.

My 13 are...

Behaviour
Introspective
Please
Fundamental
Electric
Very
Yes
Super
Actually
Release
Elysium
Nightlife
Bilingual
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#26 Post by Scottydog » Thu 17 May 2018, 10:53 am

I’ve placed it at six but that’s not to say it would stay there next week. It depends on the type of music I am listening too at the time. Super will never be at the top but nor will it ever be bottom. All I can say is Electric, Behaviour, Elysium, Bilingual and my own version of Nightlife will always be ahead of Super whatever my music mood.

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#27 Post by spacewalker » Thu 17 May 2018, 8:30 pm

1. Behaviour
2. Please
3. Introspective
4. Fundamental
5. Very
6. Bilingual
7. Actually

After that it's getting a bit harder to choose. "Super" would be around #10, I guess. Might not be the great album overall but certainly has its moments. "Into thin air" is still awesome and I just love "The dictator decides"/"Pazzo!" sequence.

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#28 Post by RMC » Thu 17 May 2018, 10:51 pm

Last time I played behaviour was about 20 years ago, really don’t like it..but give me electric and Super and I’m interested again.

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#29 Post by onzio » Fri 18 May 2018, 11:01 am

MikeyC wrote:
Wed 16 May 2018, 12:36 am
He also did great work with Kylie and The Killers! 8)
And Take That too.
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#30 Post by StevePSB » Fri 18 May 2018, 3:27 pm

Electric was great. Super was poor. Definitely in the lower reaches of my own personal PSB album chart.


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