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by the8thark
Fri 24 Jul 2020, 11:21 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Left to my own Devices vs Being Boring
Replies: 20
Views: 2260

Re: Left to my own Devices vs Being Boring

In my opinion: The Introspective version of Left, I really don't like that at all. That's off the table in all discussions. The PopArt/video version on the other hand is not that bad. I could learn to like the track a lot. Though I think the opportunity fo have Chris talk in the song is a missed opp...
by the8thark
Fri 24 Jul 2020, 10:34 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Actually vs Introspective, choose the best one
Replies: 38
Views: 4709

Re: Actually vs Introspective, choose the best one

These are two of my least favourite PSB albums. However I like Introspective the least of these two so I voted for the other - Actually.
by the8thark
Fri 24 Jul 2020, 10:32 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: I Don't Wanna - version differences
Replies: 2
Views: 670

I Don't Wanna - version differences

On the PSB shop we have two versions of the I Don't Wanna CD single. x20023CD https://www.petshopboysshop.co.uk/petshopboys/Singles/I-don-t-wanna/6EZ90S0P000 x20023CDSO https://www.petshopboysshop.co.uk/petshopboys/Singles/I-don-t-wanna/6GNU0S0P000 The bottom one is sold out. Is this just a case of ...
by the8thark
Tue 24 Mar 2020, 11:58 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: CD + Graphics
Replies: 6
Views: 2043

Re: CD + Graphics

There were quite a few in the second half of 90s and early 00s. Some CD singles were "enhanced" — they included a data track along with normal audio tracks. These would include promo video, photos, low-bitrate audio files of the audio tracks etc. Off the top of my head: Before (US CD) and...
by the8thark
Tue 24 Mar 2020, 11:24 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: CD + Graphics
Replies: 6
Views: 2043

CD + Graphics

Did any of the older PSB CD releases have graphics on the CD? As in were they CD + Graphics compatable? Players like the CD-i and others could play these embeded low resolution graphics along with the audio as it was playing. This was a thing in the late 80's and early 90's. Also before you ask, man...
by the8thark
Tue 25 Feb 2020, 12:54 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: For Sale - Monkey Business - Single - CD
Replies: 1
Views: 1983

For Sale - Monkey Business - Single - CD

For Sale - Monkey Business - Single - CD Still shrink-wrapped I ordered one for myself and a week later a second one showed up at my door. Both from the PSB store. I don't think I ordered a second one, I don't need two of them, so the 2nd one is up for sale. I'm willing to sell it or trade it for an...
by the8thark
Fri 21 Feb 2020, 12:41 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The PSB produced songs during the Stuart Price Era - Your opinions?
Replies: 9
Views: 3279

Re: The PSB produced songs during the Stuart Price Era - Your opinions?

I have a list of what I think is every PSB produced song during the Stuart Price Era. If I've missed any please let me know and I'll add them in. The whole A man from the future and Musik are missing. So are the new songs from My beautiful Laundrette (except for No boundaries ). Thanks. I added the...
by the8thark
Fri 21 Feb 2020, 9:24 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: How could the imperial phase have been prolonged
Replies: 24
Views: 3518

Re: How could the imperial phase have been prolonged

Neil expecting Domino Dancing to be a huge hit is a little arrogant honestly. It's no where near the quality of rest of the hits in the imperial phase. They should have just released Always on My Mind as a single and then what? Introspective and Behaviour are not albums that feel like they'd be pote...
by the8thark
Fri 21 Feb 2020, 8:30 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Agenda instead of Hotspot
Replies: 45
Views: 4935

Re: Agenda instead of Hotspot

Gee was going indie such a good thing? Commercially yes. Creatively yes . . . I guess, the new materal from the past few years is certainly unique. Quality of content when compared to the previous few decades? Very questionable. Many would say no and I tend to agree with the no. Though I think some...
by the8thark
Fri 21 Feb 2020, 8:24 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Can you make Hotspot better?
Replies: 68
Views: 9532

Re: Can you make Hotspot better?

Best album since ‘Very’ is ,in my humble opinion, ‘Electric’ - by quite some distance. That's the great thing about the PSB. We all have different opinions on which we think are the best and worst songs and albums, but in the end the one fact we all agree on is the PSB are awesome and we are all so...
by the8thark
Fri 21 Feb 2020, 8:22 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The PSB produced songs during the Stuart Price Era - Your opinions?
Replies: 9
Views: 3279

The PSB produced songs during the Stuart Price Era - Your opinions?

I have a list of what I think is every PSB produced song during the Stuart Price Era. If I've missed any please let me know and I'll add them in. No More Ballads Odd Man Out One Hit Wonder The White Dress Weidersehen A Cloud In a Box The Dead Can Dance Give Stupidity A Chance (produced with Tim Powe...
by the8thark
Thu 13 Feb 2020, 3:46 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Can you make Hotspot better?
Replies: 68
Views: 9532

Re: Can you make Hotspot better?

Honestly just remove Wedding and pretend it never existed. The rest of the album, though not great is fine as is for a Stuart Price album. The PSB don't really know how to end and album well . . . for the most part. In my opinion Footsteps and Requiem are the best enders. Saturday Night is not bad e...
by the8thark
Mon 10 Feb 2020, 5:53 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: You Are The One - Birds
Replies: 36
Views: 5815

Re: You Are The One - Birds

Thats ok. to each their own. I just dont like overused cliche teen pop style lyrics is all. you are the one, the only one,and all that. Neil was def on automatic pilot with those 2 tracks. Musically Hotspot is not that bad at all, quite good at times. Lyrically I agree with you, the album is not ev...
by the8thark
Sun 09 Feb 2020, 3:36 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Album closers / final track - do you have a favourite?
Replies: 62
Views: 8350

Re: Album closers / final track - do you have a favourite?

Yes, Vocal was voted among the Top 5 best tracks since PopArt on another forum. Just because some people say it doesn't make it true. That's the exact point. People either think of it as really good or really bad. Very few people think Vocal is average or forgettable. It's a really love it or reall...
by the8thark
Sun 09 Feb 2020, 6:37 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Album closers / final track - do you have a favourite?
Replies: 62
Views: 8350

Re: Album closers / final track - do you have a favourite?

Here's my opinions on the actual album closers based on this ranking system. Taking into account the track individually and how well or not the track is as an album finisher. 3 - Amazing 2 - Pretty good 1 - Very average or not good at all 0 - Should not exist or be on the album. Listen to it once th...