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"I think it’s an amazingly good album, I’ve got to be honest with you. It’s one of the albums I feel most proud of. But for people who don’t really know us, and have a sort of an idea about us, ‘Electric’ is more what the Pet Shop Boys are meant to be."
(Neil Tennant, speaking about "Elysium" on the eve of "Electric" release.)

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I agree with Kitty. Electric would be all the better without Example. His rap is 90s pastiche – that whole guest rapper thing on a pop tune was bad enough first time round.

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Simsonio wrote:I agree with Kitty. Electric would be all the better without Example. His rap is 90s pastiche – that whole guest rapper thing on a pop tune was bad enough first time round.

The quality of his rap is amazing, even much better when he starts singing, and gives the song the effect it needs. In fact, the weak point of the song are the verses with Neil singing in a low key.

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http://www.demorgen.be/dm/nl/1343/Recen ... tric.dhtml

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I absolutely disagree with you Nickname. The rap does not lift the track but tips it.

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Simsonio wrote:I absolutely disagree with you Nickname. The rap does not lift the track but tips it.
Because you are not used to listening a rap on a PSB record but I think Example make a really good job.

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Personally I think the rap is cheese, like that stuff that comes in cellophane (w)rapping.

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Simsonio wrote:Personally I think the rap is cheese, like that stuff that comes in cellophane (w)rapping.
the general critical and fan reception has been positive, so you have a minority viewpoint

indeed, Kitty is only one of two reviewers to give the album less than 4 stars - so either she is right, and everyone else is wrong, or...

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jamie1978 wrote:
Simsonio wrote:Personally I think the rap is cheese, like that stuff that comes in cellophane (w)rapping.
the general critical and fan reception has been positive, so you have a minority viewpoint
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Lol! Love the album, don't like the rap. Just a point of view – I didn't realise that was going to throw me over into the “minority”.

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"I think it’s an amazingly good album, I’ve got to be honest with you. It’s one of the albums I feel most proud of. But for people who don’t really know us, and have a sort of an idea about us, ‘Electric’ is more what the Pet Shop Boys are meant to be."
(Neil Tennant, speaking about "Elysium" on the eve of "Electric" release.)

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"I think it’s an amazingly good album, I’ve got to be honest with you. It’s one of the albums I feel most proud of. But for people who don’t really know us, and have a sort of an idea about us, ‘Electric’ is more what the Pet Shop Boys are meant to be."
(Neil Tennant, speaking about "Elysium" on the eve of "Electric" release.)

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#73 Post by Tenlow »

Another more or less lukewarm German review :?

"cdstarts.de" 6/10

http://www.cdstarts.de/kritiken/112327- ... ctric.html
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In HMV today. Some nice words, particularly the 'Sounds like' at the bottom but with schoolboy errors like this its no wonder they had to be bailed out! :wall:
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Also I noticed in HMV they had stuck the price stickers over the title sticker on the vinyl editions, grrrrrrrr, do they not understand the mind of a collector!
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