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by jasonjohn
Fri 16 Aug 2019, 3:49 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Today I listened to Elysium for the first time since 2012...
Replies: 53
Views: 11599

Re: Today I listened to Elysium for the first time since 2012...

Breathing space is one of their best ever. At the time of release I was going through some difficult times/major life crossroads decisions and it really resonated with me as a result and helped a lot. Beautiful, evocative song. Agreed. It's a classic in its own right but probably incongruent with t...
by jasonjohn
Wed 14 Aug 2019, 1:13 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Shorter songs - Annoying
Replies: 17
Views: 983

Re: Shorter songs - Annoying

Well I doubt they're going to do anything other than what they want to do. Last Price will have epic length songs, don't worry. If not all, in the same vein as Electric. After that, a return to a mixture, I recon. Fundamental had some longer songs, but more focused on story telling than, say, an ext...
by jasonjohn
Wed 14 Aug 2019, 9:36 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Shorter songs - Annoying
Replies: 17
Views: 983

Re: Shorter songs - Annoying

Yes but Very is of a very different genre, pop songs with a structure. Super and post-Super are dense disco-songs where even the untrained ear can hear that there is room for at least a minute or two of extra length. I wouldn't normally... on the other hand was way too short on the album, the 7'' h...
by jasonjohn
Tue 13 Aug 2019, 10:55 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Shorter songs - Annoying
Replies: 17
Views: 983

Re: Shorter songs - Annoying

They've talked before about their love of producing albums of 3-4 minute pop singles.

They mix it up of course, but overwhelmingly that is their format.
by jasonjohn
Thu 08 Aug 2019, 1:58 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Today I listened to Elysium for the first time since 2012...
Replies: 53
Views: 11599

Re: Today I listened to Elysium for the first time since 2012...

... except it has very little in common with the original album?
by jasonjohn
Mon 05 Aug 2019, 9:02 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Today I listened to Elysium for the first time since 2012...
Replies: 53
Views: 11599

Re: Today I listened to Elysium for the first time since 2012...

Absolutely agree Disco is a cohesive listen, and a terrific one. It immediately transports me to the 80s. Though ironically it's probably by accident, given it's a mix album with no central production. Probably a product of its time, with many different mixers channeling the vibe of the era and more...
by jasonjohn
Sat 03 Aug 2019, 3:18 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Captain EO
Replies: 10
Views: 1421

Re: Captain EO

Urm, no way is the bass line form West End Girls similar to Billy Jean.

Wonder if the boys ever met Michael.
by jasonjohn
Sat 03 Aug 2019, 1:52 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Today I listened to Elysium for the first time since 2012...
Replies: 53
Views: 11599

Re: Today I listened to Elysium for the first time since 2012...

Greetings, It's probably one of their most cohesive efforts, to my ears. We need a Geowayne poll on the most "cohesive" PSB album. Elysium would definitively not win it for me, but it would not be last either. Retro. :) Yeah good idea. To my ears, Elysium is a stream of easy-listening tracks with a...
by jasonjohn
Thu 01 Aug 2019, 2:22 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Today I listened to Elysium for the first time since 2012...
Replies: 53
Views: 11599

Re: Today I listened to Elysium for the first time since 2012...

Elysium remains one of my favourites from them

It's sonically lush, the songs are interesting, varied, and I enjoy the little journey they send us on.

It's probably one of their most cohesive efforts, to my ears.
by jasonjohn
Fri 26 Jul 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Poll ends soon on your three favorite songs of the "Bilingual era"
Replies: 4
Views: 463

Re: Poll ends soon on your three favorite songs of the "Bilingual era"

Nice poll :up: Interesting that Paninaro is so far down the list and Red Letter Day so far on top. Kinda nice to see they still have a nuanced fanbase, beyond the banging-lasers brigade. Se A Vida and Up Against It are the core Bilingual era tracks for me, but I can understand people shying away fro...
by jasonjohn
Sat 20 Jul 2019, 1:45 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Classic Pop August 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 1440

Re: Classic Pop August 2019

Makes sense for them to add a german track given they've been influenced by that scene..... modernises the play somewhat
by jasonjohn
Tue 16 Jul 2019, 8:52 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: "SUPER" - CHART RESULTS (arround 80.000 copies sold)
Replies: 149
Views: 28799

Re: "SUPER" - CHART RESULTS (arround 80.000 copies sold)

Left To My Own Devices is both orchestral and their manifesto :)

Fundamental had a great blend of orchestra and electronic. We'll see that again.
by jasonjohn
Sun 14 Jul 2019, 6:43 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Pet Shop Boys to create music for My Beautiful Laundrette stage adaptation
Replies: 33
Views: 3616

Re: Pet Shop Boys to create music for My Beautiful Laundrette stage adaptation

alig wrote: The movie is about an Asian and Englishman getting it on. Seems as though the boys are going camp, doing Cabaret and this.
Urm, I'm sorry are you new to their back catalogue :angel: :shhh:
by jasonjohn
Sat 13 Jul 2019, 1:13 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: It Couldn't Happen Here - Review 1988
Replies: 18
Views: 2418

Re: It Couldn't Happen Here - Review 1988

goughsjd wrote:
Sat 13 Jul 2019, 5:10 am
Sometimes feel like I'm the only person that thinks this film is absolute dog w***! I mean the acting is horrendous even from the actors!
It's very kitschy, not to everyones taste!

At the very least, the snippets worked terrific in Always On My Mind filmclip.