The two albums of Super

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The two albums of Super

#1 Post by telys » Fri 06 Sep 2019, 2:06 pm

It just struck med that Super is actually two types of album. Two different types of songs.

First the good old fashioned PSB pop tracks with a story and proper production:
The Pop Kids
20 something
Sad Robot World
Into thin air

Then there are the dance tracks in a Relentless sort of style which disregard the lyrical qualities of PSB

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#2 Post by Sage » Sat 07 Sep 2019, 8:37 am

True, you could divide them like that.
But Super has the premise of having a few near instrumental tracks like Electric did. So in a way they fit in.

The b-sides follow this too.

Personally the Relentless style tracks don't resonate with me well. Think of Groovy, Pazzo!, Inner Sanctum, Burn, etc.
Listening to older PSB songs like on Bilingual, they give you something to think about.
I can see the upcoming album being more lyrically driven, but who knows.

I think the fact Super has those Relentless types of tracks should be obvious to most fans.

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#3 Post by Dog » Sat 07 Sep 2019, 9:05 am

I’m sure they’ll be a feature of the third part of the trilogy too.


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#4 Post by Bulldog » Sat 07 Sep 2019, 1:32 pm

That's because it lacks a clear direction, there's not a really strong concept behind it other than "let's make another Electric but with edits".

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#5 Post by canveyboy » Sat 07 Sep 2019, 6:53 pm

I still never listen to Super. So disappointing after the brilliant Electric - but I miss the pop songs! That’s why I loved Agenda a million times more than Super because the songs were classic PSB - electronic, synth driven, hooky, catchy pop songs!!
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#6 Post by Drico One » Sat 07 Sep 2019, 7:43 pm

There are loads of good pop songs on Super: The Pop Kids, Twenty-Something, Undertow, Say It To Me, Sad Robot World, Dictator Decides...

Super is way more pop than Electric, which is basically a superior dance album (Axis, Bolshy, Shouting, Inside a Dream, Fluorescent, Vocal) with a smattering of pop (Bourgeois, Thursday, Last to Die).

I prefer Electric which, in my book, is their best album of the last 25 years. But I wouldn't be slagging Super off for a lack of pop.

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#7 Post by jules » Sun 08 Sep 2019, 4:06 am

There are pop gems in both electric and super. Super is a much more elaborated album than electric, which i consider one of their weakest studio album.

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