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by Nicholas
Wed 12 Feb 2020, 4:57 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Can you make Hotspot better?
Replies: 68
Views: 9087

Re: Can you make Hotspot better?

LEAVE IT ALONE
by Nicholas
Thu 30 Jan 2020, 9:15 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: An Open Mind should be on the album
Replies: 36
Views: 2839

Re: An Open Mind should be on the album

I don't fully grasp the notion of adding/subtracting songs from albums. Skipping tracks I get - but I don't feel the need to substitute things in and/or out to "create" my perfect version of "Behaviour" or "Hotspot" or *pick PSB album here*. The Boys curated the tracks as a single piece of work, an...
by Nicholas
Mon 27 Jan 2020, 8:50 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Show your love for “Hoping for a Miracle”
Replies: 46
Views: 13979

Re: Show your love for “Hoping for a Miracle”

Best on the album for me as well. A TOWERING CENTREPIECE (I already said this somewhere else I think, sorry). Probably fewer mentions in reviews than any other track on the album. Suspect it will become much more appreciated over time.
by Nicholas
Sun 26 Jan 2020, 12:43 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot booklet
Replies: 23
Views: 3558

Re: Hotspot booklet

TeCHno PoP wrote: Sun 26 Jan 2020, 12:35 pm What is the blue image?
It really interesting this time we haven't got any pics about the boys in it.
They’re on the cover!

You COULD argue that their portraits this time are conveyed through their choices of photographic subject matter and composition. At a push.
by Nicholas
Sun 26 Jan 2020, 12:36 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Your favourite Hotspot Instrumental?
Replies: 60
Views: 6123

Re: Your favourite Hotspot Instrumental?

The Hoping For a Miracle and Burning the Heather instrumentals are both phenomenal. BtH is so busy and textured and fidgety, kind of a unsettled ‘rugged moorland at dusk in heavy wind*’ sort of atmosphere. Really powerful.

*not a very articulate description
by Nicholas
Sun 26 Jan 2020, 12:14 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Your favourite Hotspot Instrumental?
Replies: 60
Views: 6123

Re: Your favourite Hotspot Instrumental?

:roll: Don't know why pretend that what I have said does not make sense. PSB have mostly been great at writing songs agnostic on sexual orientation — they fit everyone. Will-o-the-wisp is just not one of them. Not blaming them, rather thankful they have released the instrumental. Wedding in Berlin ...
by Nicholas
Sun 26 Jan 2020, 11:02 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Your favourite Hotspot Instrumental?
Replies: 60
Views: 6123

Re: Your favourite Hotspot Instrumental?

Greendrake wrote: Sun 26 Jan 2020, 10:28 am Will-o-the-wisp indeed because it's a great track but the lyrics are not appealing to a 100% straight person. I in fact have replaced Will-o-the-wisp, Dreamland and Wedding in Berlin with their instrumentals in my Hotspot playlist.
:roll:
by Nicholas
Fri 24 Jan 2020, 7:23 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot Limited Edition
Replies: 355
Views: 38128

Re: Hotspot Limited Edition

It's not a MINDBLOWING print tbh and not exactly pristine after the way it was packaged. My [far more] limited edition, [more legibly] signed [and much bigger] Super print retains pride of place on the wall.
by Nicholas
Fri 24 Jan 2020, 1:43 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot Limited Edition
Replies: 355
Views: 38128

Re: Hotspot Limited Edition

Well DPD are saying they still haven't received parcel for delivering despite text saying before 11am today. Anyone else have this issue? Thanks I have exactly the same problem Their automated chat is equally useless. I’ve taken the day off work for this. Pathetic customer service as per usual I do...
by Nicholas
Fri 24 Jan 2020, 12:44 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot Limited Edition
Replies: 355
Views: 38128

Re: Hotspot Limited Edition

DPD say it’ll be here between 1345 and 1445! If only I had something to play a CD on...
by Nicholas
Thu 23 Jan 2020, 6:54 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Monkey Business Official Video
Replies: 182
Views: 15399

Re: Monkey Business Official Video

I guess not being a fan of drags automatically makes me homophobic then. That was easy :) Didn't know it was as simple as that. Good discussion. Have to listen to Hotspot now, if you excuse me 😂 Completely agree, personally I don’t like drag acts/shows and avoid them, does that mean I am also homop...
by Nicholas
Thu 23 Jan 2020, 2:51 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot Limited Edition
Replies: 355
Views: 38128

Re: Hotspot Limited Edition

Dog wrote: Thu 23 Jan 2020, 2:15 pm Has anyone’s order from the official store dispatched yet?
Nope. :/
by Nicholas
Thu 23 Jan 2020, 8:35 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Monkey Business Official Video
Replies: 182
Views: 15399

Re: Monkey Business Official Video

You don't have to be "intolerant" to not personally like drag queens in music videos. I wouldn't consider myself intolerant at all, however I don't like the aesthetics of it and I agree that there is not much "universal appeal" in it for many other people as well. I'll reserve my final judgement un...
by Nicholas
Thu 23 Jan 2020, 7:41 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Monkey Business Official Video
Replies: 182
Views: 15399

Re: Monkey Business Official Video

a Drag queen. oh wonderful! I am trying to work this out in my head as a straight guy. had it featured male model looking dudes I GET THAT at least. these are 2 gay guys who want to put their lifestyle into the video, fine... it makes a certain kind of sense. what I dont get is why drag queens are ...
by Nicholas
Thu 23 Jan 2020, 12:33 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot era design
Replies: 51
Views: 5162

Re: Hotspot era design

I mean, it looks EXACTLY as you would have expected based on the single sleeves but it’s still thrilling.