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by Shopper
Tue 20 Oct 2020, 3:17 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: When you stop liking the music as much
Replies: 42
Views: 4235

Re: When you stop liking the music as much

Although to me it doesn't feel as long as it obviously has been, I've clearly been on the rollercoaster a long, long time. I don't think PSB really put a foot wrong prior to and including 'Behaviour'. 'Behaviour' marked the peak for me. It was grown up electronic music and as I have said before, it...
by Shopper
Mon 12 Oct 2020, 5:52 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: When you stop liking the music as much
Replies: 42
Views: 4235

Re: When you stop liking the music as much

I always remember this NME review of Nightlife, which makes the valid point that everyone who's great goes crap in the end: https://www.nme.com/reviews/reviews-nme-1453-337858 Ouch..that was a bitchy review :o but isn't this a syndrome that almost every band/solo act has faced, esp for a career spa...
by Shopper
Mon 28 Sep 2020, 5:47 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: What would you think a future PSB's album should sound like in order to reinvent themselves?
Replies: 95
Views: 10818

Re: What would you think a future PSB's album should sound like in order to reinvent themselves?

I think Electric was a great album and reinvention and rest of trilogy ended up having diminishing returns, though there was a lot of variety and some sounds they never attempted before, but is there ever escaping the PSB template sound, no matter the producer?! I think one of the most exciting pop ...
by Shopper
Mon 28 Sep 2020, 4:20 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: So Hard 15 years today! (20) (25) (30)
Replies: 70
Views: 8095

Re: So Hard 15 years today! (20) (25) (30)

I was so upset this stalled at #4, I think it was deserving of #1 1 SHOW ME HEAVEN MARIA MCKEE 2 I'VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT YOU LONDONBEAT 3 BLUE VELVET BOBBY VINTON look at all these dire one hit wonders which C**k Blocked our beloved PSB :grumble: (Londonbeat was not bad..though) https://www.officia...
by Shopper
Fri 21 Aug 2020, 3:23 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Three track recommendations
Replies: 30
Views: 2702

Re: Three track recommendations

Hi all A few friends and I have a little song swap thing going on where we listen to the recommended songs and discuss after. I need to recommend 3 PSB songs that fit the following categories: 1. The deep cut - recommend a track that is very much a fan base special that is absolutely top draw - be ...
by Shopper
Fri 21 Aug 2020, 3:10 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Actually vs Introspective, choose the best one
Replies: 38
Views: 4265

Re: Actually vs Introspective, choose the best one

if the Disco Version of Heart was part of Actually, it would have been near perfection and a close call..but Introspective it is for me! It's an album I learnt to love, Left to my own devices, I'm not Scared, Domino were immediate and I was seriously scratching my head on I want a Dog at first and I...
by Shopper
Fri 21 Aug 2020, 2:59 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Left to my own Devices vs Being Boring
Replies: 20
Views: 2055

Re: Left to my own Devices vs Being Boring

Sorry but why pit any track against the almighty Left to my own devices! It is the essence of Pet Shop Boys in one song
by Shopper
Fri 03 Jul 2020, 11:47 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Odds that Chris/Neil read this forum?
Replies: 18
Views: 2594

Re: Odds that Chris/Neil read this forum?

i wouldn't normally do this kind of thing
by Shopper
Fri 12 Jun 2020, 8:54 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Guardian 100 Greatest UK No.1's
Replies: 124
Views: 13452

Re: Guardian 100 Greatest UK No.1's

WOW ! am so thrilled and proud as a fan :mrgreen: Human League's Dont you want me sounds soo good even today! but i always felt it needed another verse? donno why.. I agree - I am well chuffed about it too Shopper. :D For some reason I have never been keen on Human League's Don't you want me. Then ...
by Shopper
Mon 08 Jun 2020, 9:05 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Guardian 100 Greatest UK No.1's
Replies: 124
Views: 13452

Re: Guardian 100 Greatest UK No.1's

WOW ! am so thrilled and proud as a fan :mrgreen: I think over time, I got a little bored of this, but it truly is their most iconic song. The intro, the melody, the vocals..just sublime and their new lockdown version has such a cool oomph to it. Human League's Dont you want me sounds soo good even ...
by Shopper
Thu 07 May 2020, 12:44 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Just listened to Relentless - it's not very good
Replies: 70
Views: 8531

Re: Just listened to Relentless - it's not very good

My head is spinning is one of the best tracks produced ever! and should be my theme song, since I have a recent bout of low blood pressure :p
by Shopper
Thu 07 May 2020, 12:38 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: There's still hope for Neil
Replies: 12
Views: 2091

Re: There's still hope for Neil

PSB and other synth pop bands should join forces to put our a charity single
by Shopper
Thu 12 Mar 2020, 8:18 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Do you think PSB should postpone the DREAMWORLD tour because of covid-19?
Replies: 274
Views: 44591

Re: Do you think PSB should postpone the DREAMWORLD tour because of covid-19?

cochella is postponed! madonna had to cancel some shows...2020 Japan olympics in jeopardy... This is completely surreal, the effects. Stock markets tanking everywhere, businesses closing, Tom Hanks tested +ve off all places in Australia!! best is to stay put and stay safe, till this pandemonium ceas...
by Shopper
Thu 12 Mar 2020, 8:13 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New single - I don't wanna
Replies: 188
Views: 36260

Re: New single - I don't wanna

Flaffer wrote: Wed 11 Mar 2020, 8:15 pm David Jackson has just released a great track called Broken Heart which samples Saint Etienne. Mano Le Toughs work can be quite eighties Italo which does match up with the sound of I don't Wanna so I've got high hopes for these mixes
wow, this is gorgeous! thanks for the recommendation... :up:
by Shopper
Thu 12 Mar 2020, 8:10 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The curse continues!
Replies: 10
Views: 5467

Re: The curse continues!

jasonjohn wrote: Tue 10 Mar 2020, 9:50 am Can we count releasing an album "Hotspot" on the eve of a virus outbreak?

Maybe the ultimate curse...
:o :shifty: