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by markrobertnolan
Sat 15 Feb 2020, 2:09 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Can you make Hotspot better?
Replies: 58
Views: 2656

Re: Can you make Hotspot better?

No. It's their most perfect album since Very. The order of track selection has obviously been well considered. The fast-slow-fast pacing forms a most pleasing journey, almost like a mega-version of the best dance tracks which feature 'drops' and build to crescendos. I wouldn't change a thing. With ...
by markrobertnolan
Fri 14 Feb 2020, 2:38 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot ratings
Replies: 30
Views: 1671

Re: Hotspot ratings

6 from me. May have got 7 without Wedding in Berlin and with Decide, An Open Mind or At Rock Bottom on instead. I have absolutely no doubt that Wedding in Berlin's inclusion was a wilful decision to be contrary on either of their part's (although probably Chris, imho.) This is Compared with 9 and 8,...
by markrobertnolan
Fri 14 Feb 2020, 1:56 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Can you make Hotspot better?
Replies: 58
Views: 2656

Re: Can you make Hotspot better?

Greendrake wrote:
Thu 13 Feb 2020, 12:49 pm
markrobertnolan wrote:
Thu 13 Feb 2020, 12:28 pm
Greendrake wrote:
Wed 12 Feb 2020, 2:34 pm
No Only the dark? Hmmm.
Er, no. Its a tingle-tangle chittering and chattering, spluttering and splattering track. "You are the whine, I want the whine."
That's You are the one you're talking about, not Only the dark.
Yes. I know.
by markrobertnolan
Fri 14 Feb 2020, 9:51 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Can you make Hotspot better?
Replies: 58
Views: 2656

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 ...
by markrobertnolan
Fri 14 Feb 2020, 9:45 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Can you make Hotspot better?
Replies: 58
Views: 2656

Re: Can you make Hotspot better?

it wouldn't be popular, but if I was the producer I would have dropped "you are the one",wedding in berlin,and burning the heather, make them B-sides and tell the boys dont come back until they have tracks more worthy of the main album than those. the rest...are very good although I tend to sleep o...
by markrobertnolan
Thu 13 Feb 2020, 12:28 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Can you make Hotspot better?
Replies: 58
Views: 2656

Re: Can you make Hotspot better?

No Only the dark ? Hmmm. Er, no. Its a tingle-tangle chittering and chattering, spluttering and splattering track. "You are the whine, I want the whine." I have however realised a heinous crime of forgetting to include "Decide" a crime almost as bad as closing an album with "Wedding in Berlin", so ...
by markrobertnolan
Wed 12 Feb 2020, 1:23 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Can you make Hotspot better?
Replies: 58
Views: 2656

Can you make Hotspot better?

For me, at least, I can :

1. Willo the wisp.
2. At rock bottom.
3. Happy people.
4. Dreamland.
5. Hoping for a miracle.
6. I don't wanna.
7. Monkey business.
8. No Boundaries.
9. An Open mind.
10. Burning the heather.
by markrobertnolan
Mon 10 Feb 2020, 12:20 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: US TOUR
Replies: 50
Views: 3697

Re: US TOUR

Luke Colorado wrote:
Sat 08 Feb 2020, 11:47 pm
I’d pay $500/ticket to see them play the Electric album all the way thru with a Disappointed encore. I’m not joking.
Excellent idea!!!!!
by markrobertnolan
Mon 10 Feb 2020, 12:10 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The most New Order-esque PSB tracks?
Replies: 26
Views: 1779

Re: The most New Order-esque PSB tracks?

1. Happy people. (bad Republic era New Order,)
2. Too Many people
3. Minimal (album version. - not the pointless edit.)
by markrobertnolan
Mon 10 Feb 2020, 12:08 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Album closers / final track - do you have a favourite?
Replies: 62
Views: 3734

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

1. Vocal.
2. Kings Cross.
3. Into Thin Air.
4. Integral.
5. Requiem in Denim and Leopard skin
by markrobertnolan
Thu 30 Jan 2020, 4:51 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot - chart position
Replies: 1
Views: 402

Hotspot - chart position

As much as I am a detractor of this chittering and chattering, spluttering and splattering album, especially after the two previous brilliantly produced albums, I wish nothing other than a number one for it. And as of TODAY, 2 days after the midweek number one placing, it’s gone back up to number on...
by markrobertnolan
Thu 30 Jan 2020, 4:45 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: An Open Mind should be on the album
Replies: 36
Views: 1723

Re: An Open Mind should be on the album

joe stalin wrote:
Mon 27 Jan 2020, 4:54 pm
I guess I must admit I sympathise with the theme of this topic. I would include an open mind instead of the awful ‘you are the one’ and put decide in place of the ‘winneresque’ wedding

It then would be a 7/10 album instead of a generous 6/10

I do like the other tracks though.
Agreed
by markrobertnolan
Mon 27 Jan 2020, 12:19 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: An Open Mind should be on the album
Replies: 36
Views: 1723

Re: An Open Mind should be on the album

Agreed. An open mind and Decide. And before anybody starts bleating on about them not fitting on the album stylistically - just remember, stylistically the album is a mess anyway. And Wedding in Berlin is generating a disproportionately huge number of sycophants queuing up to justify its awfulness
by markrobertnolan
Mon 27 Jan 2020, 11:36 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.
Replies: 627
Views: 47764

Re: The Problems With Hotspot

It is not at all cohesive. It is a mess. It’s a tingle tangle chittering and chattering spluttering and splattering mess, especially after the expertly executed Electric and Super. It’s not so much Expertly produced but more polishing a glittery you know what. Anybody seeking to justify Wedding in B...
by markrobertnolan
Sat 25 Jan 2020, 1:06 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.
Replies: 627
Views: 47764

Re: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.

I have now given Hotspot four listens and so I am revising my general review of it above to "incohesive mess." If it was a collection of b sides (which is what more than half of it sounds like) it wouldn't be so bad. Shame that they didn't think "An Open Mind" and "Decide" were good enough for the a...