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by CroMagnon
Tue 28 Jan 2020, 12:08 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.
Replies: 628
Views: 62757

Re: The Problems With Hotspot

After many, many listens to the album, i think there’s only one major problem with it ... Dreamland. Neil’s voice sounds wonderful throughout the album, except on Dreamland, where his vocals are notably weaker and have a strange, off-colour, strident quality. I don’t like Olly’s voice in general, so...
by CroMagnon
Sun 26 Jan 2020, 8:55 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: An Open Mind should be on the album
Replies: 36
Views: 2295

Re: An Open Mind should be on the album

Let’s not forget also that there are sometimes timing issues, whereby a B-Side is written and/or recorded after the album is finalised. Hence why Always wasn’t on Release, for example.
by CroMagnon
Sun 26 Jan 2020, 8:49 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Your favourite Hotspot Instrumental?
Replies: 60
Views: 5208

Re: Your favourite Hotspot Instrumental?

[quote="amandine insensible" post_id=588737 time=<a href="tel:1580059020">1580059020</a> user_id=6604] [quote=Greendrake post_id=588633 time=<a href="tel:1580030924">1580030924</a> user_id=52] Will-o-the-wisp indeed because it's a great track but the lyrics are not appealing to a 100% straight pers...
by CroMagnon
Sun 26 Jan 2020, 12:08 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Your favourite Hotspot Instrumental?
Replies: 60
Views: 5208

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. So you're unable t...
by CroMagnon
Sat 25 Jan 2020, 11:21 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Happy people
Replies: 45
Views: 3709

Re: Happy people

*waits for Nickname’s inevitable disappointment* There is something that disappoints, the end of the song it's the beginning of Wedding in Berlin and they are not connected. O really? What other end is there for those happy people living in a sad world? Unlike the narcissist washed up drunk on Wate...
by CroMagnon
Sat 25 Jan 2020, 10:28 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: I don’t wanna
Replies: 45
Views: 4480

Re: I don’t wanna

And what your thoughts now? :lol: :wink: I think it’s a good track, with some clever lyrical touches. The note change on the last syllable of each verse (“guy”, “appeal”, “energy”) is key to the song’s appeal. I understand the Building A Wall comparisons, but as I also like that track too, it’s not...
by CroMagnon
Sat 25 Jan 2020, 8:20 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.
Replies: 628
Views: 62757

Re: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.

A tingle-tangle chittering and chattering By the fountain spluttering and splattering Who else loves this bit from ‘You are the one’? Love it. And I still think the lyrics say "You are the one, I was the one" in the chorus despite what the lyrics on the official site say. Me too. I actually thought...
by CroMagnon
Sat 25 Jan 2020, 8:17 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.
Replies: 628
Views: 62757

Re: The Problems With Hotspot

Paninaro2020 wrote:
Sat 25 Jan 2020, 3:08 pm
Surely Decide would of made a better finale :wall:
Decide would make a great finale to a PSB album. But it wouldn't work as the finale to THIS album.
by CroMagnon
Fri 24 Jan 2020, 10:53 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.
Replies: 628
Views: 62757

Re: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.

Think my single favourite moment is the first keyboard motif in Hoping for a Miracle leading into the beat and warm synths of the first verse and “On Waterloo Bridge ...”. A beautiful and uniquely PSB transition.
by CroMagnon
Fri 24 Jan 2020, 10:44 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Chris backstage @ The One Show
Replies: 25
Views: 2804

Re: Chris backstage @ The One Show

Great performance!

Great also that Neil had abandoned the Reg Holdsworth jacket for a more slimming black number.
by CroMagnon
Thu 23 Jan 2020, 11:12 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.
Replies: 628
Views: 62757

Re: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.

... and Hoping for a miracle is quite clearly the best thing on Hotspot. Outstanding.
by CroMagnon
Thu 23 Jan 2020, 10:59 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.
Replies: 628
Views: 62757

Re: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.

Having taken an evening walk with Hotspot as a wonderful companion, here are some further thoughts: 1) It's very cinematic, personal, and ... dare I say it? ... sounds like the soundtrack to a brilliant musical. (Harking back maybe to my comment that the previous album it reminds me most of is Night...
by CroMagnon
Thu 23 Jan 2020, 6:49 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.
Replies: 628
Views: 62757

Re: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.

After three listens all the way through, here are my initial thoughts: 1) The songs have a lovely, warm, very 'human' sound, which is very refreshing after the previous two albums. Neil's voice sounds wonderful. His vocal is weakest on Dreamland. 2) The overall feel harks back to mid to late 90s PSB...
by CroMagnon
Wed 22 Jan 2020, 3:34 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Possibilities of a Christmas leak
Replies: 54
Views: 6256

Re: Possibilities of a Christmas leak

Am greatly looking forward to hearing the whole album in one go as a first listen, for the first time since Nightlife I think? We've only heard Dreamland in its full album form too, so that will probably be the only first listen 'skipper'. Very keen to hear the album versions of Monkey and Heather. ...
by CroMagnon
Mon 13 Jan 2020, 10:50 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: DREAMWORLD TOUR
Replies: 429
Views: 57428

Re: DREAMWORLD TOUR

1. West End girls 1 2. It's a sin 1 3. Always on my mind 1 4. Heart 1 5. What have I done to deserve this? 2 6. Go West 2 7. Left to my own devices 4 8. So hard 4 9. Where the streets have no name 4 10. It's alright 5 11. Absolutely fabulous 6 12. Losing my mind 6 13. I'm not scared 7 14. Domino da...