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#16 Post by Bjossi »

I double checked each one but there may still be errors in the calculations.

PLEASE
"Two Divided by Zero" – 3
"West End Girls" – 3
"Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money)" – 2
"Love Comes Quickly" – 1
"Suburbia" – 2
"Opportunities (Reprise)" – 2
"Tonight Is Forever" – 1
"Violence" – 1
"I Want a Lover" – 2
"Later Tonight" – 0
"Why Don't We Live Together?" – 1

Album Score: 15/33 = 45.45%


ACTUALLY
"One More Chance"– 3
"What Have I Done to Deserve This?" – 3
"Shopping"– 0
"Rent"– 1
"Hit Music"– 1
"It Couldn't Happen Here"– 0
"It's a Sin"– 2
"I Want to Wake Up"– 2
"Heart"– 1*
"King's Cross" – 1

*Heart (single version) - 3

Album Score: 14/30 = 46.66%


INTROSPECTIVE
"Left to My Own Devices" – 3
"I Want a Dog" – 2
"Domino Dancing" – 3
"I'm Not Scared" – 3
"Always on My Mind/In My House" – 1*
"It's Alright" – 1

*"Always on My Mind" (single version) – 3

Album Score: 13/18 = 72.22%


BEHAVIOUR
"Being Boring" – 3
"This Must Be the Place I Waited Years to Leave" – 2
"To Face the Truth" – 0
"How Can You Expect to Be Taken Seriously?" – 2
"Only the Wind" – 1
"My October Symphony" – 0
"So Hard" – 3
"Nervously" – 0
"The End of the World" – 1
"Jealousy" – 1

Album Score: 13/30 = 43.33%


VERY
"Can You Forgive Her?" – 2
"I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind of Thing" – 2
"Liberation" – 1
"A Different Point of View" – 1
"Dreaming of the Queen" – 3
"Yesterday, When I Was Mad" – 1
"The Theatre" – 3
"One and One Make Five" – 2
"To Speak Is a Sin" – 0
"Young Offender" – 0
"One in a Million" – 1
"Go West"– 3

Album Score: 16/36 = 44.44%


RELENTLESS
"My head is spinning" – 2
"Forever in love" – 2
"KDX 125" – 1
"We came from outer space" – 1
"The man who has everything" – 3
"One things leads to another" – 3

Album Score: 12/18 = 66.67%


ALTERNATIVE
"In the Night" – 2
"A Man Could Get Arrested" – 3
"That's My Impression" – 0
"Was That What It Was?" – 3
"Paninaro" – 2
"Jack the Lad" – 3
"You Know Where You Went Wrong" – 0
"A New Life" – 1
"I Want a Dog" – 1
"Do I Have To?" – 2
"I Get Excited (You Get Excited Too)" – 3
"Don Juan" – 1
"The Sound of the Atom Splitting" – 2
"One of the Crowd" – 1
"Your Funny Uncle" – 0

"It Must Be Obvious" – 3
"We All Feel Better in the Dark" – 2
"Bet She's Not Your Girlfriend" – 0
"Losing My Mind" – 2
"Music for Boys" – 1
"Miserablism" – 2
"Hey, Headmaster" – 2
"What Keeps Mankind Alive?" – 1
"Shameless" – 2
"Too Many People" – 3
"Violence" (Hacienda Version) – 2
"Decadence" – 0
"If Love Were All" – 0
"Euroboy" – 1
"Some Speculation" – 1
"Girls & Boys (Pet Shop Boys live in Rio)" – 1


Album Score: 47/93 = 50.54%


BILINGUAL
"Discoteca" – 1
"Single" – 2
"Metamorphosis" – 2
"Electricity" – 1
"Se a vida é (That's the Way Life Is)" – 2
"It Always Comes as a Surprise" – 1
"A Red Letter Day" – 2
"Up Against It" – 2
"The Survivors" – 0
"Before" – 0
"To Step Aside" – 1
"Saturday Night Forever" – 2

Album Score: 16/36 = 44.44%


NIGHTLIFE
"For Your Own Good" – 2
"Closer to Heaven" – 1
"I Don't Know What You Want But I Can't Give It Any More" – 2
"Happiness Is an Option" – 2
"You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You're Drunk" – 2
"Vampires" – 1
"Radiophonic" – 3
"The Only One" – 0
"Boy Strange" – 1
"In Denial" – 2
"New York City Boy"– 0
"Footsteps" – 2

Album Score: 19/36 = 52.77%


RELEASE
"Home and Dry" – 2
"I Get Along" – 1
"Birthday Boy" – 3
"London" – 0
"E-Mail" – 3
"The Samurai in Autumn" – 2
"Love Is a Catastrophe" – 0
"Here" – 2
"The Night I Fell in Love" – 0
"You Choose" – 2

Album Score: 15/30 = 50%


FUNDAMENTAL
"Psychological" – 2
"The Sodom and Gomorrah Show" – 2
"I Made My Excuses and Left" – 1
"Minimal" – 2
"Numb" – 1
"God Willing" – 2
"Luna Park" – 3
"I'm with Stupid" – 1
"Casanova in Hell" – 1
"Twentieth Century" – 1
"Indefinite Leave to Remain" – 2
"Integral" – 2

Album Score: 20/36 = 55.55%


YES
"Love etc." – 3
"All Over the World" – 3
"Beautiful People" – 1
"Did You See Me Coming?" – 2
"Vulnerable" – 1
"More Than a Dream" – 1
"Building a Wall" – 2
"King of Rome" – 2
"Pandemonium" – 2
"The Way It Used to Be" – 2
"Legacy" – 0

Album Score: 19/33 = 57.57%


ELYSIUM
"Leaving" – 1
"Invisible" – 1
"Winner" – 1
"Your Early Stuff" – 0
"A Face Like That" – 2
"Breathing Space" – 1
"Ego Music" – 1
"Hold On" – 2
"Give It a Go" – 2
"Memory of the Future" – 2
"Everything Means Something" – 2
"Requiem in Denim and Leopardskin" – 3

Album Score: 18/36 = 50%


ELECTRIC
"Axis" – 3
"Bolshy" – 2
"Love Is a Bourgeois Construct" – 3
"Fluorescent" – 3
"Inside a Dream" – 3
"The Last to Die" – 2
"Shouting in the Evening" – 3
"Thursday" – 2
"Vocal" – 1

Album Score: 22/27 = 81.48%


Selected Others:

"Paninaro '95" - 2
"Somewhere" – 2
"Miracles" – 3
"Flamboyant" – 3
"Together" – 1
"Time on my Hands" – 1
"Positive Role Model" – 0
"Try It" – 0
"If Looks Could Kill" – 1
"Somebody Else's Business" – 1
"Fugitive" – 2
"It Doesn't Often Snow at Christmas" – 1
"Viva la Vida" – 1
"My Girl" – 1
"I Cried for Us" – 0
"Glad All Over" – 1
"A Certain 'Je ne sais quoi'" – 2
"The Way Through the Woods" – 2
"I Started a Joke" – 3
"Hell" – 2
"In His Imagination" – 2
"Baby" – 0
"One Night" – 1
"Listening" – 3
"Inside" - 0

Score: 35/75 = 46.66%


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#17 Post by vincenzosz »

PLEASE
"Two Divided by Zero" – 1
"West End Girls" – 3
"Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money)" – 2
"Love Comes Quickly" – 2
"Suburbia" – 1*
"Opportunities (Reprise)" – 0
"Tonight Is Forever" – 2
"Violence" – 0
"I Want a Lover" – 1
"Later Tonight" – 2
"Why Don't We Live Together?" – 1*

*"Suburbia" (single version) – 3
*"Why Don't We Live Together?" (new york mix) - 2

Album Score: 15/33 = 45%


ACTUALLY
"One More Chance"– 1*
"What Have I Done to Deserve This?" – 3
"Shopping"– 0
"Rent"– 1
"Hit Music"– 1
"It Couldn't Happen Here"– 0
"It's a Sin"– 2
"I Want to Wake Up"– 1*
"Heart"– 3
"King's Cross" – 1

*One More Chance (7inch) - 3
*I want to wake up (1993 remix) - 3

Album Score: 13/30 = 43%


INTROSPECTIVE
"Left to My Own Devices" – 3
"I Want a Dog" – 1
"Domino Dancing" – 3
"I'm Not Scared" – 3
"Always on My Mind/In My House" – 0**
"It's Alright" – 1***

**"Always on My Mind" (single version) – 3
***"It's Alright" (single version) – 2

Album Score: 11/18 = 61%


BEHAVIOUR
"Being Boring" – 2
"This Must Be the Place I Waited Years to Leave" – 2
"To Face the Truth" – 1
"How Can You Expect to Be Taken Seriously?" – 1
"Only the Wind" – 2
"My October Symphony" – 3
"So Hard" – 1
"Nervously" – 0
"The End of the World" – 2
"Jealousy" – 1

Album Score: 15/30 = 50%


DISCOGRAPHY
"West End Girls" – 3
"Love Comes Quickly" – 2
"Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money)" – 2
"Suburbia" – 3
"It's a Sin" – 2
"What Have I Done to Deserve This?" – 3
"Rent" – 1
"Always on My Mind" – 3
"Heart" – 3
"Domino Dancing" – 3
"Left to My Own Devices" – 3
"It's Alright" – 2
"So Hard" – 1
"Being Boring" – 2
"Where the Streets Have No Name (I Can't Take My Eyes off You)" – 2
"Jealousy" – 1
"DJ Culture" – 1
"Was It Worth It?" – 3

Album Score: 40/54 = 74%


VERY
"Can You Forgive Her?" – 3
"I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind of Thing" – 2
"Liberation" – 2
"A Different Point of View" – 2
"Dreaming of the Queen" – 0
"Yesterday, When I Was Mad" – 1
"The Theatre" – 0
"One and One Make Five" – 1
"To Speak Is a Sin" – 0
"Young Offender" – 2
"One in a Million" – 2
"Go West"– 0

Album Score: 15/36 = 41%


RELENTLESS
"My head is spinning" – 1
"Forever in love" – 1
"KDX 125" – 1
"We came from outer space" – 1
"The man who has everything" – 1
"One things leads to another" – 2

Album Score: 7/18 = 38%


ALTERNATIVE
"In the Night" – 3
"A Man Could Get Arrested" – 1*
"That's My Impression" – 0
"Was That What It Was?" – 1
"Paninaro" – 1
"Jack the Lad" – 1
"You Know Where You Went Wrong" – 1
"A New Life" – 2
"I Want a Dog" – 1
"Do I Have To?" – 2
"I Get Excited (You Get Excited Too)" – 2
"Don Juan" – 0
"The Sound of the Atom Splitting" – 0
"One of the Crowd" – 0
"Your Funny Uncle" – 0

"It Must Be Obvious" – 1
"We All Feel Better in the Dark" – 1
"Bet She's Not Your Girlfriend" – 3
"Losing My Mind" – 0
"Music for Boys" – 1
"Miserablism" – 2
"Hey, Headmaster" – 0
"What Keeps Mankind Alive?" – 0
"Shameless" – 1
"Too Many People" – 3
"Violence" (Hacienda Version) – 0
"Decadence" – 2
"If Love Were All" – 0
"Euroboy" – 1
"Some Speculation" – 1
"Girls & Boys (Pet Shop Boys live in Rio)" – 1

*A man could get arrested (7 inch) - 3

Album Score: 32/93 = 34%


BILINGUAL
"Discoteca" – 2
"Single" – 2
"Metamorphosis" – 1
"Electricity" – 1
"Se a vida é (That's the Way Life Is)" – 1
"It Always Comes as a Surprise" – 1
"A Red Letter Day" – 1
"Up Against It" – 0
"The Survivors" – 0
"Before" – 2
"To Step Aside" – 2
"Saturday Night Forever" – 0

Album Score: 13/36 = 36%


NIGHTLIFE
"For Your Own Good" – 1
"Closer to Heaven" – 0*
"I Don't Know What You Want But I Can't Give It Any More" – 2
"Happiness Is an Option" – 1
"You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You're Drunk" – 2
"Vampires" – 1
"Radiophonic" – 2
"The Only One" – 1
"Boy Strange" – 1
"In Denial" – 0
"New York City Boy"– 2
"Footsteps" – 1

*closer to heaven (slow version) - 1

Album Score: 14/36 = 38%


RELEASE
"Home and Dry" – 3
"I Get Along" – 3
"Birthday Boy" – 2
"London" – 2
"E-Mail" – 2
"The Samurai in Autumn" – 1
"Love Is a Catastrophe" – 1
"Here" – 2
"The Night I Fell in Love" – 1
"You Choose" – 3

Album Score: 20/30 = 66%


FUNDAMENTAL
"Psychological" – 1
"The Sodom and Gomorrah Show" – 2
"I Made My Excuses and Left" – 0
"Minimal" – 3
"Numb" – 1
"God Willing" – 1
"Luna Park" – 2
"I'm with Stupid" – 3
"Casanova in Hell" – 1
"Twentieth Century" – 2
"Indefinite Leave to Remain" – 2
"Integral" – 3

Album Score: 21/36 = 58%


YES
"Love etc." – 3
"All Over the World" – 2
"Beautiful People" – 3
"Did You See Me Coming?" – 3
"Vulnerable" – 2
"More Than a Dream" – 3
"Building a Wall" – 2
"King of Rome" – 3
"Pandemonium" – 2
"The Way It Used to Be" – 3
"Legacy" – 0

Album Score: 26/33 = 78%


FORMAT
"The Truck-Driver and His Mate" – 2
"Hit and Miss" – 3
"In the Night (1995)" – 1
"Betrayed" – 0
"How I Learned to Hate Rock-and-Roll" – 1
"Discoteca" (new version) – 1
"The Calm Before the Storm" – 0
"Confidential" (Demo for Tina Turner) – 0
"The Boy Who Couldn't Keep His Clothes On" – 1
"Delusions of Grandeur" – 2
"The View from Your Balcony" – 2
"Disco Potential" – 1
"Silver Age" – 0
"Screaming" – 0
"The Ghost of Myself" – 1
"Casting a Shadow" – 0
"Lies" – 0
"Sexy Northerner" – 2

"Always" – 2
"Nightlife" – 1
"Searching for the Face of Jesus" – 2
"Between Two Islands" – 3
"Friendly Fire" – 0
"We're the Pet Shop Boys" – 1
"Transparent" – 0
"I Didn't Get Where I Am Today" – 3
"The Resurrectionist" – 2
"Girls Don't Cry" – 1
"In Private" (7-inch mix; duet with Elton John) – 1
"Blue on Blue" – 1
"No Time for Tears" (7-inch mix) – 1
"Bright Young Things" – 2
"Party Song" – 1
"We're All Criminals Now" – 2
"Gin and Jag" – 1
"After the Event" – 2
"The Former Enfant Terrible" – 0
"Up and Down" – 2

Album Score: 45/114 = 39%


ELYSIUM
"Leaving" – 3
"Invisible" – 2
"Winner" – 1
"Your Early Stuff" – 1
"A Face Like That" – 2
"Breathing Space" – 2
"Ego Music" – 1
"Hold On" – 0
"Give It a Go" – 3
"Memory of the Future" – 2
"Everything Means Something" – 1
"Requiem in Denim and Leopardskin" – 1

Album Score: 19/36 = 52%


ELECTRIC
"Axis" – 2
"Bolshy" – 2
"Love Is a Bourgeois Construct" – 0
"Fluorescent" – 0
"Inside a Dream" – 2
"The Last to Die" – 0
"Shouting in the Evening" – 0
"Thursday" – 3
"Vocal" – 2

Album Score: 11/27 = 40%


Selected Others:

"Paninaro '95" - 2
"Somewhere" – 0
"Miracles" – 1
"Flamboyant" – 2
"Together" – 2
"Time on my Hands" – 0
"Positive Role Model" – 1
"Try It" – 1
"If Looks Could Kill" – 1
"Somebody Else's Business" – 2
"Fugitive" – 1
"This Used to be the Future" – 2
"It Doesn't Often Snow at Christmas" – 2
"Viva la Vida" – 3
"My Girl" – 2
"I Cried for Us" – 0
"Glad All Over" – 1
"A Certain 'Je ne sais quoi'" – 2
"The Way Through the Woods" – 0
"I Started a Joke" – 0
"Hell" – 0
"In His Imagination" – 3
"Baby" – 1
"One Night" – 1
"Listening" – 3
"Inside" - 0



1. Yes - 78%
2. Discography - 74%
3. Release - 66%
4. Introspective - 61%
5. Fundamental - 58%
6. Elysium - 52%
7. Behaviour - 50%
8. Please - 45%
9. Actually - 43%
10. Very - 41%
11. Electric - 40%
12. Format - 39%
13. Relentless/Nightlife- 38%
15. Bilingual - 36%
16. Alternative - 34%

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#18 Post by BoyStrange »

In my opinion, there's a H U G E gap between "Enjoyable" (1) and "Oh dear" (0). I would've added twoextra levels between them:

5 - Imperial
4 - Essential
3 - Enjoyable
2 - OK
1 - Boring
0 - Oh dear

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#19 Post by D.J. »

@vincenzosz
You gave 0 to some of my favorite PSB songs ever! :D
Violence, It Couldn’t Happen Here, Always On My Mind/In My House, Dreaming of the Queen, The Theatre, The Way Through the Woods, Fluorescent.

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#20 Post by Bjossi »

Fluorescent is a love it or hate it kind of thing, I can imagine why some people get nothing out of it. It is an easy 3 from me though.

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#21 Post by jasonjohn »

BoyStrange wrote:In my opinion, there's a H U G E gap between "Enjoyable" (1) and "Oh dear" (0). I would've added twoextra levels between them:

5 - Imperial
4 - Essential
3 - Enjoyable
2 - OK
1 - Boring
0 - Oh dear
Yeah. Sometimes one essential song can really add gravity to an entire album. Would probably bump up a lot of the ratings here.

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Celebrating my first 10 years on this forum, I decided to change the original avatar with a new and updated one.

1. Discography (85.18%)
2. Introspective (77.77%)
3. Please (72.72%)
4. Actually/Behaviour (70.00%)
6. Disco/Electric (66.66%)
8. Very (63.88%)
9. Relentless/Elysium (50.00%)
11. Alternative (49.46%)
12. Yes (48.48%)
13. Fundamental (47,22%)
14. Bilingual/Nightlife (44.44%)
16. Format (41.22%)
17. Release (40.00%)

PLEASE
"Two Divided by Zero" – 3
"West End Girls" – 3
"Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money)" – 3
"Love Comes Quickly" – 3
"Suburbia" – 2
"Opportunities (Reprise)" – 2
"Tonight Is Forever" – 2
"Violence" – 1
"I Want a Lover" – 2
"Later Tonight" – 2
"Why Don't We Live Together?" – 1

Album Score: 24/33 = 72.72%

DISCO
"In the Night" – 2
"Suburbia" – 2
"Opportunities" – 2
"Love Comes Quickly" – 3
"Paninaro" – 2
"West End Girls" – 1

Album Score: 12/18 = 66.66%

ACTUALLY
"One More Chance"– 1
"What Have I Done to Deserve This?" – 3
"Shopping"– 1
"Rent"– 3
"Hit Music"– 1
"It Couldn't Happen Here"– 3
"It's a Sin"– 3
"I Want to Wake Up"– 1
"Heart"– 2
"King's Cross" – 3

Album Score: 21/30 = 70%

INTROSPECTIVE
"Left to My Own Devices" – 3
"I Want a Dog" – 1
"Domino Dancing" – 3
"I'm Not Scared" – 2
"Always on My Mind/In My House" – 2
"It's Alright" – 3

Album Score: 13/18 = 77.77%

BEHAVIOUR
"Being Boring" – 3
"This Must Be the Place I Waited Years to Leave" – 3
"To Face the Truth" – 1
"How Can You Expect to Be Taken Seriously?" – 1
"Only the Wind" – 2
"My October Symphony" – 2
"So Hard" – 3
"Nervously" – 2
"The End of the World" – 1
"Jealousy" – 3

Album Score: 21/30 = 70%

DISCOGRAPHY
"West End Girls" – 3
"Love Comes Quickly" – 3
"Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money)" – 3
"Suburbia" – 2
"It's a Sin" – 3
"What Have I Done to Deserve This?" – 3
"Rent" – 3
"Always on My Mind" – 3
"Heart" – 2
"Domino Dancing" – 3
"Left to My Own Devices" – 3
"It's Alright" – 2
"So Hard" – 3
"Being Boring" – 3
"Where the Streets Have No Name (I Can't Take My Eyes off You)" – 2
"Jealousy" – 3
"DJ Culture" – 1
"Was It Worth It?" – 1

Album Score: 46/54 = 85.18%

VERY
"Can You Forgive Her?" – 3
"I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind of Thing" – 2
"Liberation" – 1
"A Different Point of View" – 2
"Dreaming of the Queen" – 3
"Yesterday, When I Was Mad" – 2
"The Theatre" – 2
"One and One Make Five" – 2
"To Speak Is a Sin" – 1
"Young Offender" – 2
"One in a Million" – 1
"Go West"– 2

Album Score: 23/36 = 63.88%

RELENTLESS
"My head is spinning" – 1
"Forever in love" – 2
"KDX 125" – 1
"We came from outer space" – 2
"The man who has everything" – 1
"One things leads to another" – 2

Album Score: 9/18 = 50.00%

ALTERNATIVE
"In the Night" – 3
"A Man Could Get Arrested" – 2
"That's My Impression" – 2
"Was That What It Was?" – 1
"Paninaro" – 3
"Jack the Lad" – 1
"You Know Where You Went Wrong" – 3
"A New Life" – 1
"I Want a Dog" – 1
"Do I Have To?" – 2
"I Get Excited (You Get Excited Too)" – 2
"Don Juan" – 1
"The Sound of the Atom Splitting" – 1
"One of the Crowd" – 1
"Your Funny Uncle" – 1

"It Must Be Obvious" – 1
"We All Feel Better in the Dark" – 3
"Bet She's Not Your Girlfriend" – 2
"Losing My Mind" – 1
"Music for Boys" – 1
"Miserablism" – 1
"Hey, Headmaster" – 1
"What Keeps Mankind Alive?" – 1
"Shameless" – 3
"Too Many People" – 2
"Violence" (Hacienda Version) – 1
"Decadence" – 1
"If Love Were All" – 0
"Euroboy" – 1
"Some Speculation" – 1
"Girls & Boys (Pet Shop Boys live in Rio)" – 1

Album Score: 46/93 = 49.46%

BILINGUAL
"Discoteca" – 2
"Single" – 1
"Metamorphosis" – 0
"Electricity" – 0
"Se a vida é (That's the Way Life Is)" – 1
"It Always Comes as a Surprise" – 1
"A Red Letter Day" – 2
"Up Against It" – 2
"The Survivors" – 1
"Before" – 3
"To Step Aside" – 2
"Saturday Night Forever" – 1

Album Score: 16/36 = 44.44%

NIGHTLIFE
"For Your Own Good" – 2
"Closer to Heaven" – 2
"I Don't Know What You Want But I Can't Give It Any More" – 2
"Happiness Is an Option" – 2
"You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You're Drunk" – 2
"Vampires" – 0
"Radiophonic" – 2
"The Only One" – 0
"Boy Strange" – 0
"In Denial" – 0
"New York City Boy"– 2
"Footsteps" – 2

Album Score: 16/36 = 44.44%

RELEASE
"Home and Dry" – 2
"I Get Along" – 2
"Birthday Boy" – 2
"London" – 1
"E-Mail" – 1
"The Samurai in Autumn" – 1
"Love Is a Catastrophe" – 1
"Here" – 1
"The Night I Fell in Love" – 0
"You Choose" – 1

Album Score: 12/30 = 40%

FUNDAMENTAL
"Psychological" – 1
"The Sodom and Gomorrah Show" – 1
"I Made My Excuses and Left" – 2
"Minimal" – 2
"Numb" – 1
"God Willing" – 1
"Luna Park" – 2
"I'm with Stupid" – 2
"Casanova in Hell" – 1
"Twentieth Century" – 2
"Indefinite Leave to Remain" – 1
"Integral" – 1

Album Score: 17/36 = 47.22%

YES
"Love etc." – 2
"All Over the World" – 2
"Beautiful People" – 1
"Did You See Me Coming?" – 1
"Vulnerable" – 1
"More Than a Dream" – 0
"Building a Wall" – 1
"King of Rome" – 1
"Pandemonium" – 2
"The Way It Used to Be" – 3
"Legacy" – 2

Album Score: 16/33 = 48.48%

FORMAT
"The Truck-Driver and His Mate" – 1
"Hit and Miss" – 1
"In the Night (1995)" – 1
"Betrayed" – 1
"How I Learned to Hate Rock-and-Roll" – 1
"Discoteca" (new version) – 0
"The Calm Before the Storm" – 1
"Confidential" (Demo for Tina Turner) – 0
"The Boy Who Couldn't Keep His Clothes On" – 2
"Delusions of Grandeur" – 2
"The View from Your Balcony" – 1
"Disco Potential" – 1
"Silver Age" – 0
"Screaming" – 1
"The Ghost of Myself" – 1
"Casting a Shadow" – 2
"Lies" – 2
"Sexy Northerner" – 2

"Always" – 3
"Nightlife" – 1
"Searching for the Face of Jesus" – 0
"Between Two Islands" – 3
"Friendly Fire" – 1
"We're the Pet Shop Boys" – 1
"Transparent" – 2
"I Didn't Get Where I Am Today" – 2
"The Resurrectionist" – 1
"Girls Don't Cry" – 1
"In Private" (7-inch mix; duet with Elton John) – 0
"Blue on Blue" – 1
"No Time for Tears" (7-inch mix) – 3
"Bright Young Things" – 2
"Party Song" – 1
"We're All Criminals Now" – 0
"Gin and Jag" – 1
"After the Event" – 3
"The Former Enfant Terrible" – 1
"Up and Down" – 0

Album Score: 47/114 = 41.22%

ELYSIUM
"Leaving" – 3
"Invisible" – 2
"Winner" – 1
"Your Early Stuff" – 2
"A Face Like That" – 2
"Breathing Space" – 1
"Ego Music" – 0
"Hold On" – 0
"Give It a Go" – 2
"Memory of the Future" – 2
"Everything Means Something" – 1
"Requiem in Denim and Leopardskin" – 2

Album Score: 18/36 = 50%

ELECTRIC
"Axis" – 3
"Bolshy" – 1
"Love Is a Bourgeois Construct" – 2
"Fluorescent" – 3
"Inside a Dream" – 1
"The Last to Die" – 2
"Shouting in the Evening" – 1
"Thursday" – 2
"Vocal" – 3

Album Score: 18/27 = 66.66%

Selected Others:

"Paninaro '95" - 1
"Somewhere" – 1
"Miracles" – 2
"Flamboyant" – 2
"Together" – 1
"Time on my Hands" – 2
"Positive Role Model" – 2
"Try It" – 0
"If Looks Could Kill" – 1
"Somebody Else's Business" – 2
"Fugitive" – 3
"This Used to be the Future" – 2
"It Doesn't Often Snow at Christmas" – 1
"Viva la Vida" – 0
"My Girl" – 1
"I Cried for Us" – 0
"Glad All Over" – 1
"A Certain 'Je ne sais quoi'" – 1
"The Way Through the Woods" – 1
"I Started a Joke" – 0
"Hell" – 1
"In His Imagination" – 1
"Baby" – 1
"One Night" – 3
"Listening" – 1
"Inside" - 1
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A pretty good and acurate way to assess Pet Shop Boys albums, here are my figures.......


1. Discography (85%)
2. Very (78%)
3. Actually (77%)
4. Please (76%)
5. Disco (72%)
= 5. Introspective (72%)
7. Behaviour (70%)
= 7. Yes (70%)
9. Elysium (64%)
= 9. Fundamental (64%)
11. Release (50%)
12. Alternative (47%)
=12. Bilingual (47%)
14. Electric (44%)
=14. Relentless (44%)
16. Format (38%)
17. Nightlife (36%)

PLEASE
"Two Divided by Zero" – 2
"West End Girls" – 3
"Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money)" – 3
"Love Comes Quickly" – 2
"Suburbia" – 2
"Opportunities (Reprise)" – 0
"Tonight Is Forever" – 3
"Violence" – 1
"I Want a Lover" – 3
"Later Tonight" – 3
"Why Don't We Live Together?" – 3

Album Score: 25/33 = 75.75%

DISCO
"In the Night" – 3
"Suburbia" – 2
"Opportunities" – 3
"Love Comes Quickly" – 1
"Paninaro" – 2
"West End Girls" – 2

Album Score: 13/18 = 72.22%

ACTUALLY
"One More Chance"– 2
"What Have I Done to Deserve This?" – 3
"Shopping"– 2
"Rent"– 3
"Hit Music"– 1
"It Couldn't Happen Here"– 2
"It's a Sin"– 3
"I Want to Wake Up"– 1
"Heart"– 3
"King's Cross" – 3

Album Score: 23/30 = 76.66%

INTROSPECTIVE
"Left to My Own Devices" – 3
"I Want a Dog" – 1
"Domino Dancing" – 3
"I'm Not Scared" – 2
"Always on My Mind/In My House" – 3
"It's Alright" – 1

Album Score: 13/18 = 72.22%

BEHAVIOUR
"Being Boring" – 3
"This Must Be the Place I Waited Years to Leave" – 2
"To Face the Truth" – 2
"How Can You Expect to Be Taken Seriously?" – 1
"Only the Wind" – 2
"My October Symphony" – 1
"So Hard" – 3
"Nervously" – 2
"The End of the World" – 2
"Jealousy" – 3

Album Score: 21/30 = 70%

DISCOGRAPHY
"West End Girls" – 3
"Love Comes Quickly" – 2
"Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money)" – 3
"Suburbia" – 2
"It's a Sin" – 3
"What Have I Done to Deserve This?" – 3
"Rent" – 3
"Always on My Mind" – 3
"Heart" – 3
"Domino Dancing" – 3
"Left to My Own Devices" – 3
"It's Alright" – 2
"So Hard" – 3
"Being Boring" – 3
"Where the Streets Have No Name (I Can't Take My Eyes off You)" – 2
"Jealousy" – 3
"DJ Culture" – 1
"Was It Worth It?" – 1

Album Score: 46/54 = 85.18

VERY
"Can You Forgive Her?" – 3
"I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind of Thing" – 3
"Liberation" – 1
"A Different Point of View" – 2
"Dreaming of the Queen" – 3
"Yesterday, When I Was Mad" – 2
"The Theatre" – 3
"One and One Make Five" – 2
"To Speak Is a Sin" – 2
"Young Offender" – 1
"One in a Million" – 3
"Go West"– 3

Album Score: 28/36 = 77.77%

RELENTLESS
"My head is spinning" – 1
"Forever in love" – 2
"KDX 125" – 1
"We came from outer space" – 1
"The man who has everything" – 1
"One things leads to another" – 2

Album Score: 8/18 = 44.44%

ALTERNATIVE
"In the Night" – 2
"A Man Could Get Arrested" – 1
"That's My Impression" – 1
"Was That What It Was?" – 3
"Paninaro" – 2
"Jack the Lad" – 2
"You Know Where You Went Wrong" – 1
"A New Life" – 3
"I Want a Dog" – 1
"Do I Have To?" – 3
"I Get Excited (You Get Excited Too)" – 3
"Don Juan" – 1
"The Sound of the Atom Splitting" – 0
"One of the Crowd" – 1
"Your Funny Uncle" – 3

"It Must Be Obvious" – 1
"We All Feel Better in the Dark" – 1
"Bet She's Not Your Girlfriend" – 3
"Losing My Mind" – 1
"Music for Boys" – 0
"Miserablism" – 3
"Hey, Headmaster" – 2
"What Keeps Mankind Alive?" – 0
"Shameless" – 3
"Too Many People" – 2
"Violence" (Hacienda Version) – 1
"Decadence" – 0
"If Love Were All" – 0
"Euroboy" – 0
"Some Speculation" – 0
"Girls & Boys (Pet Shop Boys live in Rio)" – 0

Album Score: 44/93 = 47.31%

BILINGUAL
"Discoteca" – 2
"Single" – 2
"Metamorphosis" – 0
"Electricity" – 1
"Se a vida é (That's the Way Life Is)" – 2
"It Always Comes as a Surprise" – 2
"A Red Letter Day" – 3
"Up Against It" – 1
"The Survivors" – 1
"Before" – 1
"To Step Aside" – 2
"Saturday Night Forever" – 0

Album Score: 17/36 = 47.22%

NIGHTLIFE
"For Your Own Good" – 1
"Closer to Heaven" – 2
"I Don't Know What You Want But I Can't Give It Any More" – 1
"Happiness Is an Option" – 1
"You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You're Drunk" – 3
"Vampires" – 1
"Radiophonic" – 1
"The Only One" – 0
"Boy Strange" – 0
"In Denial" – 0
"New York City Boy"– 2
"Footsteps" – 1

Album Score: 13/36 = 36.11

RELEASE
"Home and Dry" – 2
"I Get Along" – 1
"Birthday Boy" – 2
"London" – 2
"E-Mail" – 1
"The Samurai in Autumn" – 0
"Love Is a Catastrophe" – 1
"Here" – 3
"The Night I Fell in Love" – 0
"You Choose" – 3

Album Score: 15/30 = 50%

FUNDAMENTAL
"Psychological" – 1
"The Sodom and Gomorrah Show" – 2
"I Made My Excuses and Left" – 2
"Minimal" – 3
"Numb" – 1
"God Willing" – 0
"Luna Park" – 3
"I'm with Stupid" – 3
"Casanova in Hell" – 2
"Twentieth Century" – 1
"Indefinite Leave to Remain" – 2
"Integral" – 3

Album Score: 23/36 = 63.88%

YES
"Love etc." – 3
"All Over the World" – 2
"Beautiful People" – 0
"Did You See Me Coming?" – 3
"Vulnerable" – 3
"More Than a Dream" – 2
"Building a Wall" – 2
"King of Rome" – 3
"Pandemonium" – 3
"The Way It Used to Be" – 2
"Legacy" – 0

Album Score: 23/33 = 69.69%

FORMAT
"The Truck-Driver and His Mate" – 1
"Hit and Miss" – 3
"In the Night (1995)" – 1
"Betrayed" – 1
"How I Learned to Hate Rock-and-Roll" – 0
"Discoteca" (new version) – 1
"The Calm Before the Storm" – 1
"Confidential" (Demo for Tina Turner) – 1
"The Boy Who Couldn't Keep His Clothes On" – 1
"Delusions of Grandeur" – 2
"The View from Your Balcony" – 2
"Disco Potential" – 0
"Silver Age" – 0
"Screaming" – 0
"The Ghost of Myself" – 1
"Casting a Shadow" – 1
"Lies" – 1
"Sexy Northerner" – 1

"Always" – 3
"Nightlife" – 0
"Searching for the Face of Jesus" – 1
"Between Two Islands" – 1
"Friendly Fire" – 1
"We're the Pet Shop Boys" – 1
"Transparent" – 1
"I Didn't Get Where I Am Today" – 1
"The Resurrectionist" – 3
"Girls Don't Cry" – 3
"In Private" (7-inch mix; duet with Elton John) – 1
"Blue on Blue" – 1
"No Time for Tears" (7-inch mix) – 2
"Bright Young Things" – 1
"Party Song" – 0
"We're All Criminals Now" – 1
"Gin and Jag" – 1
"After the Event" – 3
"The Former Enfant Terrible" – 0
"Up and Down" – 0

Album Score: 43/114 = 37.71%

ELYSIUM
"Leaving" – 3
"Invisible" – 2
"Winner" – 2
"Your Early Stuff" – 1
"A Face Like That" – 2
"Breathing Space" – 3
"Ego Music" – 0
"Hold On" – 0
"Give It a Go" – 2
"Memory of the Future" – 3
"Everything Means Something" – 2
"Requiem in Denim and Leopardskin" – 3

Album Score: 23/36 = 63.88%

ELECTRIC
"Axis" – 1
"Bolshy" – 1
"Love Is a Bourgeois Construct" – 3
"Fluorescent" – 3
"Inside a Dream" – 1
"The Last to Die" – 2
"Shouting in the Evening" – 0
"Thursday" – 1
"Vocal" – 0

Album Score: 12/27 = 44.44%
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SUPER
"Happiness" - 1
"The Pop Kids" - 3
"Twenty-something" - 1
"Groovy" - 1
"The dictator decides" - 2
"Inner sanctum" - 2
"Pazzo" - 1
"Undertow" - 2
"Sad robot world" - 2
"Say it to me" - 2
"Burn" - 2
"Into thin air" - 1

Album Score: 20/36 = 55.55%

Updated Ranking:
1. Discography (91%)
2. Disco (78%)
3. Actually/Behaviour (70%)
5. Please (64%)
6. Electric (63%)
7. Introspective/Very (61%)
9. Super (56%)
10. Fundamental (53%)
11. Relentless/Bilingual/Nightlife/Elysium (44%)
15. Alternative (42%)
16. Release (40%)
17. Yes (39%)
18. Format (36%)
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:D Here is my updated list, this time I have only rated Studio albums and removed compilations

Super

Happiness 0
The Pop Kids 1
Twenty Something 3
Groovy 0
The Dictator Decides 3
Inner Sanctum 2
Pazzo 0
Undertow 3
Sad Robot World 1
Say It To Me 2
Burn 2
Into Thin Air 1

Album Score 18/36

Final Rated Studio Albums

Very 77.77%
Actually 76.66%
Please 75.75%
Disco 72.22%
Introspective 72.22%
Behaviour 70%
Yes 69.69%
Elysium 63.88%
Release 50%
Super 50%
Bilingual 47.22%
Relentless 44.44%
Electric 44.44%
Nightlife 36.11%
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Was quite surprised by some of the percentage results. They also don't really say much about listenability of the whole album. I prefer Relentless over Very and Super over Release. Anyway…

Please
Two Divided By Zero 2
West End Girls 3
Opportunities (Let's Make Lots Of Money) 2
Love Comes Quickly 2
Suburbia 2
Tonight Is Forever 2
Violence 2
I Want A Lover 2
Later Tonight 2
Why Don't We Live Together 2

70%

Disco
In The Night 3
Suburbia 3
Opportunities (Let's Make Lots Of Money) 1
Paninaro 3
Love Comes Quickly 2
West End Girls 3

83%

Actually
One More Chance 2
What Have I Done To Deserve This? 3
Shopping 1
Rent 3
Hit Music 1
It Couldn't Happen Here 2
It's A Sin 3
I Want To Wake Up 2
Heart 2
King's Cross 2

70%

Introspective
Left To My Own Devices 3
I Want A Dog 2
Domino Dancing 3
I'm Not Scared 3
Always On My Mind/In My House 3
It's Alright 2

89%

Behaviour
Being Boring 3
This Must Be The Place I Waited Years To Leave 2
To Face The Truth 1
How Can You Expect To Be Taken Seriously 1
Only The Wind 2
My October Symphony 2
So Hard 2
Nervously 2
The End Of The World 2
Jealousy 2

63%

Very
Can You Forgive Her? 3
I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind Of Thing 1
Liberation 1
A Different Point Of View 1
Dreaming Of The Queen 2
Yesterday, When I Was Mad 2
The Theatre 2
One And One Make Five 0
To Speak Is A Sin 2
Young Offender 2
One In A Million 1
Go West 2

53%

Relentless
My Head Is Spinning 1
Forever In Love 2
KDX 125 1
We Came From Outer Space 1
The Man Who Has Everything 2
One Thing Leads To Another 2

50%

Bilingual
Discoteca 2
Single 1
Metamorphosis 0
Electricity 1
Se A Vida É (That's The Way Life Is) 2
It Always Comes As A Surprise 2
A Red Letter Day 1
Up Against It 2
The Survivors 1
Before 1
To Step Aside 2
Saturday Night Forever 1

39%

Nightlife
For Your Own Good 2
Closer To Heaven 2
I Don't Know What You Want But I Can't Give It Any More 3
Happiness Is An Option 0
You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You're Drunk 2
Vampires 1
Radiophonic 2
The Only One 0
Boy Strange 1
In Denial 1
New York City Boy 1
Footsteps 0

42%

Release
Home And Dry 1
I Get Along 2
Birthday Boy 2
London 1
E-Mail 1
The Samurai In Autumn 1
Love Is A Catastrophe 2
Here 2
The Night I Fell In Love 0
You Choose 2

47%

Disco 3
Time On My Hands 2
Positive Role Model 1
Try It (I'm In Love With A Married Man) 1
London (Thee Radikal Blaklite Edit) 2
Somebody Else's Business 2
Here (PSB New Extended Mix) 2
If Looks Could Kill 1
Sexy Northerner (Superchumbo Mix) 1
Home & Dry (Blank & Jones Remix) 1
London (Genuine Piano Mix) 1

47%


Fundamental
Psychological 2
The Sodom And Gomorrah Show 2
I Made My Excuses And Left 1
Minimal 2
Numb 1
God Willing 1
Luna Park 1
I'm With Stupid 2
Casanova In Hell 1
Twentieth Century 2
Indefinite Leave To Remain 1
Integral 2

50%

Yes
Love Etc. 2
All Over The World 1
Beautiful People 1
Did You See Me Coming? 2
Vulnerable 1
More Than A Dream 2
Building A Wall 2
King Of Rome 2
Pandemonium 3
The Way It Used To Be 3
Legacy 1

61%

Elysium
Leaving 2
Invisible 2
Winner 0
Your Early Stuff 2
A Face Like That 2
Breathing Space 2
Ego Music 1
Hold On 0
Give It A Go 2
Memory Of The Future 3
Everything Means Something 2
Requiem In Denim And Leopardskin 2

56%

Electric
Axis 2
Bolshy 1
Love Is A Bourgeois Construct 3
Fluorescent 2
Inside A Dream 2
The Last To Die 2
Shouting In The Evening 2
Thursday 0
Vocal 3

63%

Super
Happiness 1
The Pop Kids 2
Twenty-something 1
Groovy 1
The Dictator Decides 2
Pazzo! 1
Inner Sanctum 2
Undertow 1
Sad Robot World 1
Say It To Me 2
Burn 1
Into Thin Air 1

44%

Discography
West End Girls 3
Love Comes Quickly 2
Opportunities (Let's Make Lots Of Money) 2
Suburbia 3
It's A Sin 3
What Have I Done To Deserve This? 3
Rent 3
Always On My Mind 3
Heart 3
Domino Dancing 3
Left To My Own Devices 3
It's Alright 2
So Hard 2
Being Boring 3
Where The Streets Have No Name (I Can't Take My Eyes Off You) 2
Jealousy 2
DJ Culture 1
Was It Worth It? 2

83%

Alternative
In The Night 2
A Man Could Get Arrested 2
That's My Impression 2
Was That What It Was? 2
Paninaro 2
Jack The Lad 2
You Know Where You Went Wrong 2
A New Life 1
I Want A Dog 1
Do I Have To? 2
I Get Excited (You Get Excited Too) 2
Don Juan 2
The Sound Of The Atom Splitting 1
One Of The Crowd 1
Your Funny Uncle 2
It Must Be Obvious 2
We All Feel Better In The Dark 1
Bet She's Not Your Girlfriend 1
Losing My Mind 0
Music For Boys 1
Miserablism 1
Hey, Headmaster 1
What Keeps Mankind Alive? 1
Shameless 2
Too Many People 2
Violence (Haçienda Version) 1
Decadence 2
If Love Were All 0
Euroboy 1
Some Speculation 2

49%

Format
The Truck-Driver And His Mate 1
Hit And Miss 2
In The Night (1995) 1
Betrayed 1
How I Learned To Hate Rock-And-Roll 1
Discoteca (New Version) 1
The Calm Before The Storm 1
Confidential (Demo For Tina Turner) 1
The Boy Who Couldn't Keep His Clothes On 1
Delusions Of Grandeur 2
The View From Your Balcony 1
Disco Potential 1
Silver Age 1
Screaming 1
The Ghost Of Myself 1
Casting A Shadow 0
Lies 1
Sexy Northerner 1
Always 2
Nightlife 1
Searching For The Face Of Jesus 1
Between Two Islands 1
Friendly Fire 2
We're The Pet Shop Boys 2
Transparent 1
I Didn't Get Where I Am Today 2
The Resurrectionist 2
Girls Don't Cry 2
In Private (7-Inch Mix) -1
Blue On Blue 2
No Time For Tears (7-Inch Mix) 1
Bright Young Things 3
Party Song 0
We're All Criminals Now 1
Gin And Jag 1
After The Event 2
The Former Enfant Terrible 2
Up And Down 1

41%


Ranking:
1. Introspective 89%
2. Disco 83%
2. Discography 83%
4. Please 70%
4. Actually 70%
6. Behaviour 63%
6. Electric 63%
8. Yes 61%
9. Elysium 56%
10. Very 53%
11. Fundamental 50%
11. Relentless 50%
13. Alternative 49%
15. Release 47%
15. Disco 3 47%
17. Bilingual 44%
17. Super 44%
19. Nightlife 42%
20. Format 41%

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HOTSPOT
"Will-o-the-wisp" - 3
"You are the one" - 1
"Happy people" - 2
"Dreamland" - 2
"Hoping for a Miracle" - 2
"I don't wanna" - 2
"Monkey business" - 2
"Only the dark" - 1
"Burning the heather" - 1
"Wedding in Berlin" - 0


Album Score: 16/30 = 53.33%

Updated Ranking:
1. Discography (91%)
2. Disco (78%)
3. Actually/Behaviour (70%)
5. Please (64%)
6. Electric (63%)
7. Introspective/Very (61%)
9. Super (56%)
10. Fundamental/Hotspot (53%)
12. Relentless/Bilingual/Nightlife/Elysium (44%)
16. Alternative (42%)
17. Release (40%)
18. Yes (39%)
19. Format (36%)
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#28 Post by Ghost within this house »

Drico, only a '2' for Hoping for a miracle?????

I'm even keener to hear your Hotspot review than I was before!
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Ghost within this house wrote: Thu 28 Jan 2021, 10:37 pm Drico, only a '2' for Hoping for a miracle?????

I'm even keener to hear your Hotspot review than I was before!
It's here..

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