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by jasonjohn
Sun 22 Sep 2019, 7:23 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Weak production
Replies: 6
Views: 504

Re: Weak production

Didn't want to reply to this, because it's clear the OP is confusing production with his own personal taste, but here I am. They love Stuart because they can send off demos and he comes back with a fully mixed track without too much energy spent on their part (by comparison!, I imagine the process w...
by jasonjohn
Thu 19 Sep 2019, 12:08 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Dreamland...is that it?
Replies: 19
Views: 1692

Re: Dreamland...is that it?

It's ok folks, we still have many, many miles to go before we reach the levels of What Keeps Mankind Alive?
by jasonjohn
Sun 15 Sep 2019, 11:33 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Rate "Dreamland"
Replies: 125
Views: 8201

Re: Rate "Dreamland"

Anyway, I've gone back to listening after a few days of fasting. Still think it's a spot-on strong track for them right now. Olly is a great choice. He's of a generation and a scene that will probably love to hear from, or learn of, PSB. And there's an element of cool here. They are reaching an audi...
by jasonjohn
Sat 14 Sep 2019, 1:44 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Rate "Dreamland"
Replies: 125
Views: 8201

Re: Rate "Dreamland"

Sure, but is anyone here really doing or expecting that? I think it's more likely that people have been seeing diminishing returns from the Stuart Price era since the brilliance of Electric, and everything new becomes more of the same, just but not quite as creative and not quite as good. If there ...
by jasonjohn
Thu 12 Sep 2019, 11:56 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: DREAMWORLD TOUR
Replies: 149
Views: 8976

Re: DREAMWORLD TOUR

The idea that this is Greatest Hits might indicate they want to fit in a Greatest Hits tour now while they still have the energy

Doesn't mean they wont do select dates as they get older. But these big tours take energy! And I'm sure they'd prefer something more intimate and artistic anyway.
by jasonjohn
Thu 12 Sep 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Rate "Dreamland"
Replies: 125
Views: 8201

Re: Rate "Dreamland"

8/10

Love the melancholy horns and how well the vocals work together.

Lyrics are quite sad and longing....

N&C (and O) are great!
by jasonjohn
Fri 23 Aug 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Musik - Cabaret and EP
Replies: 264
Views: 36403

Re: Musik - Cabaret and EP

The stage dimly light. Drico saunters to the microphone. Cigarette between his yellowing fingers, clutching a whiskey sour to his bosom. In the queeniest of voices, he smoulders: I haven't enough interest in Billie Trix, even less Jonathan Harvey, to endure the queeny frivolity on stage in Edinburgh...
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: 12854

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: 19
Views: 1636

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: 19
Views: 1636

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: 19
Views: 1636

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: 12854

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: 12854

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: 1738

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: 12854

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...