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by CroMagnon
Fri 28 Apr 2006, 9:15 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Q - June '06
Replies: 13
Views: 1415

not many get a 5 star review Well, the new Red Hot Chilli Peppers album has gotten 5 stars and the new Coldplay album got 5 stars...5 stars means Q Classic btw...most albums that are any good get 4 stars... Just for comparision, what have they given the last couple of albums? I vaguely recall them ...
by CroMagnon
Fri 28 Apr 2006, 4:13 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: A Fundamental listen
Replies: 31
Views: 3834

I was at the Oxford Union in 1995 when Neil did a Q&A session for uni students:

Q. "Which drugs have you taken?"
Neil: "I've never taken heroin"
by CroMagnon
Fri 28 Apr 2006, 3:46 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Minimal
Replies: 131
Views: 17069

Minimal is a great, great song. The drum and sequencer programming, in particular, is fantastic. I just wish that the last section (the "New Order section") had been extended, maybe returning to the "An empty box" refrain or one more repeat of the chorus as part of an extended "jam". New Order in th...
by CroMagnon
Tue 25 Apr 2006, 11:40 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Integral!!!!
Replies: 179
Views: 23950

For me, Integral is fantastic. It's one of those songs where you're just waiting, waiting for that chorus to kick in and when it does a tingle runs down your spine and you want to leap up and shout out. The lyric is great, the structure of the song is great, and when it's over, you're just desparate...
by CroMagnon
Fri 21 Apr 2006, 1:04 am
Forum: All Other Polls
Topic: Luna Park (your preview and your mark)
Replies: 53
Views: 4524

A stunning 10 for me - it's one of the most beautiful songs they've ever recorded.
by CroMagnon
Wed 19 Apr 2006, 8:52 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Luna Park radio rip
Replies: 104
Views: 17170

It has all the elements of a great PSB song for me, treading an incredible, uncertain line between happiness and a deep melancholy - is everything going to be alright in the end, or not? Neil's voice has an amazing ability to leave the listener wondering. The perfect song to listen to as the sun goe...
by CroMagnon
Wed 19 Apr 2006, 2:51 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Luna Park radio rip
Replies: 104
Views: 17170

I like it, and am falling for it more with every listen. The chord changes and mood are vaguely reminiscent of late-period REM (e.g. something off "Up"). It's very moody, very beautiful, and the melody has definitely stuck in my head. Why are people saying it doesn't have a chorus, by the way - sure...
by CroMagnon
Thu 06 Apr 2006, 12:41 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: ***Getting bad vibes about Fundamental?***
Replies: 30
Views: 2783

Re: ***Getting bad vibes about Fundamental?***

A success for the boys would be if someone don`t like PSB and listening to the new album would say: I really hated the PSB but this album is awesome. They've already made this album. It was called "Release" and many non-PSB fans really enjoyed it if they got to hear it. I don't want an album that p...
by CroMagnon
Sun 02 Apr 2006, 2:09 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: OFICIAL!!! FUNDAMENTAL COVER
Replies: 122
Views: 10250

I think the cover is OK, but agree that balance of text on one side vs psb half-way down on the other doesn't look quite right. What really surprises me, though, is that it is "Pet Shop Boys, Fundamental" not "Fundamental Pet Shop Boys"; I expected it to be as for Very ("Very Pet Shop Boys") for the...
by CroMagnon
Wed 22 Mar 2006, 2:35 am
Forum: All Other Polls
Topic: I'm with Stupid (your preview and your mark)
Replies: 145
Views: 21474

Spot on. One of the things that drew me to PSB back in the late 80s was that there was just so much interesting stuff going on in their tracks. At the time, as a spotty 15 year old, I would only really listen to music on a Walkman, and PSB songs were full of amazing little sub-melodies, synth/bass r...
by CroMagnon
Sun 19 Mar 2006, 12:33 am
Forum: All Other Polls
Topic: I'm with Stupid (your preview and your mark)
Replies: 145
Views: 21474

Are other people hearing the same track as me? For me, I'm with stupid has pretty much everything I want from a great PSB track: a clever lyric, great production, a catchy melody that lodges itself in the mind and won't leave, and a lovely playfulness. (To some people, that clearly comes across as "...
by CroMagnon
Fri 17 Mar 2006, 9:59 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: I'm With Stupid (A Lyrical Discussion)
Replies: 25
Views: 3735

There is certainly an element of truth in what Drico says about the lyric (based on listening to the 2 min clip - if anyone wants to forward a poor newbie information that would allow me to hear the full track, please feel free!), but at least the whole Bush-Blair-Iraq situation will be remembered f...