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by CroMagnon
Sat 11 Jan 2020, 12:09 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Album closers / final track - do you have a favourite?
Replies: 62
Views: 6867

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

King’s Cross
Jealousy
Integral

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Vocal
Into thin air

Never been a big fan of Go West.
by CroMagnon
Fri 10 Jan 2020, 6:31 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot reviews
Replies: 388
Views: 56173

Re: Hotspot reviews

leesmapman wrote:
Fri 10 Jan 2020, 4:09 pm
drunk14 wrote:
Fri 10 Jan 2020, 3:04 pm
Good question. Are there any ballads in PSB catalogue not about love issues?
King's Cross
From https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/ballad

Ballad = "A slow sentimental or romantic song"

Therefore I'm sticking to my statement that King's Cross is not a ballad.
by CroMagnon
Thu 09 Jan 2020, 10:32 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: 3rd single "Monkey Business" (Jan 2020)
Replies: 532
Views: 51376

Re: 3rd single

Oh, another return to form. It would be their 13th or 14th in the last 15 years. Haha I know, It was always the same with Bowie. Every album was his best since Scary Monsters. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk It’s such a lazy analysis. See also “All PSB songs sound the same” and anything which ca...
by CroMagnon
Thu 09 Jan 2020, 10:13 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot reviews
Replies: 388
Views: 56173

Re: Hotspot reviews

nickname wrote:
Thu 09 Jan 2020, 4:45 pm
Nicholas wrote:
Thu 09 Jan 2020, 12:11 am
Really lovely review. I’d say Hoping For A Miracle is more King’s Cross than Funny Uncle though.
King's Cross is arguably the best ballad of the PSB career. I wish this song was as good as King's Cross.
King’s Cross is an utterly magnificent song, but not a ballad.
by CroMagnon
Mon 06 Jan 2020, 9:38 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: 3rd single "Monkey Business" (Jan 2020)
Replies: 532
Views: 51376

Re: 3rd single "Monkey Business" (Jan 2020)

nickname wrote:
Sun 05 Jan 2020, 4:06 pm
CroMagnon wrote:
Sun 05 Jan 2020, 3:46 pm
"You are the one" just brings to mind the A-ha track:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wut994fxYA8

Never seen that vid before ... sailor outfits for Morten and co!
Good song.
It is. I particularly love the middle eight of that track.
by CroMagnon
Sun 05 Jan 2020, 3:46 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: 3rd single "Monkey Business" (Jan 2020)
Replies: 532
Views: 51376

Re: 3rd single "Monkey Business" (Jan 2020)

"You are the one" just brings to mind the A-ha track:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wut994fxYA8

Never seen that vid before ... sailor outfits for Morten and co!
by CroMagnon
Sun 05 Jan 2020, 3:43 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Rate Monkey Business (edit version)
Replies: 42
Views: 3546

Re: Rate Monkey Business (edit version)

nickname wrote:
Sun 05 Jan 2020, 3:32 pm
"Monkey Christmas"
:shock:
by CroMagnon
Sun 05 Jan 2020, 3:26 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Rate Monkey Business (edit version)
Replies: 42
Views: 3546

Re: Rate Monkey Business (edit version)

I'm expanding my blog, which so far has mostly been about gigs, to include single and album reviews, and "Monkey Business" has the honour of being my first single review! You can read it here. In short, I like it, it's fun, not a classic but an upbeat first tune of the new decade. I gave it 3.5 sta...
by CroMagnon
Thu 02 Jan 2020, 2:21 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: 3rd single "Monkey Business" (Jan 2020)
Replies: 532
Views: 51376

Re: 3rd single "Monkey Business" (Jan 2020)

Monkey Business is great fun and a good choice for a single, showing a side to PSB that is unfamiliar and fresh, but still somehow managing to be unmistakably them. However ... While I know there is a requirement to create radio edits, I would greatly prefer it if those were ONLY used for radio play...
by CroMagnon
Thu 02 Jan 2020, 8:56 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New/third single
Replies: 103
Views: 9621

Re: New/third single

Out on Apple Music now!
by CroMagnon
Sat 21 Dec 2019, 1:06 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Questions for Neil
Replies: 82
Views: 6940

Re: Questions for Neil

Has your decision-making on singles choices changed now that looking for “hits” is no longer relevant, and if so, how? Which, if any, PSB singles do you now think should not have been? Which album tracks / B sides do you think could/should have been singles? What’s your favourite 30 seconds from any...
by CroMagnon
Fri 13 Dec 2019, 7:14 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Decide (Burning the Heather b-side)
Replies: 159
Views: 13747

Re: Decide (Burning the Heather b-side)

I wonder whether PSB considered Decide for the final track on HotSpot? It feels like the perfect climax, much as Integral was for Fundamental.
by CroMagnon
Wed 11 Dec 2019, 10:44 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.
Replies: 628
Views: 62835

Re: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.

Massive thanks Effen for the track-by-track teaser, which has really whetted my appetite. Roll on January! I'm intrigued by your description of the sound as 'dirty', which can be interpreted in multiple ways I think e.g. as raw / unprocessed / primitive / seedy or sexy ... is it some combination of...
by CroMagnon
Wed 11 Dec 2019, 10:12 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.
Replies: 628
Views: 62835

Re: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.

Massive thanks Effen for the track-by-track teaser, which has really whetted my appetite. Roll on January! I'm intrigued by your description of the sound as 'dirty', which can be interpreted in multiple ways I think e.g. as raw / unprocessed / primitive / seedy or sexy ... is it some combination of ...
by CroMagnon
Wed 11 Dec 2019, 10:00 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Clever lyrics
Replies: 27
Views: 2111

Re: Clever lyrics

King's Cross
Your funny uncle
Luna Park
It couldn't happen here
The whole of Behaviour ...
Dreaming of the Queen
To step aside
The way it used to be
Into thin air