In the studio: 21 songs for the new album so far

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#31 Post by Disco. » Sat 08 Sep 2018, 6:01 pm

Yes, he certainly has !

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#32 Post by jasonjohn » Sun 09 Sep 2018, 3:26 am

Future Lover wrote:
Sat 08 Sep 2018, 7:25 am
People are so melodramatic. Do you guys seriously prefer the smug Brian Higgins who just transplanted his Xeno/Girls Aloud on them, mostly unsuccessfully, over someone who grew up a fan and who knows their music by heart, to the point of knowing exactly what works for them and even emulating it perfectly... Seriously?
You can't claim people are being melodramatic and then go on to say melodramatic things.

I love all their recent work.... especially Yes.

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#33 Post by Future Lover » Sun 09 Sep 2018, 1:43 pm

My post was a strong reaction to this "Enough of Price" narrative, that's all. Yes is one of their worst albums, in my opinion, devoid of any soul, with only a few exceptions. Of course, the sublime "The way it used to be" is one of them.

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#34 Post by glennjridge » Sun 09 Sep 2018, 1:47 pm

Which btw I came late to the party of Girls Aloud. how that band never hit big here is beyond me. I only found out about them because of "loving kind", but cripes sake what a catalog of awesome songs that I would think everyone would have loved here, such as "the promise". theres a couple hotties there also.the main blond and brunette one.the rest....well kinda

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#35 Post by leesmapman » Sun 09 Sep 2018, 8:28 pm

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Sat 08 Sep 2018, 5:57 pm
Did Price have anything at all to do with Brick England? PSB at their best. Also, Dicatator, Bourgeois, Flourescent and Vocal could be argued are four of the best songs of PSB's modern era.

Price has done well.
Price had nothing to do with Brick England, iirc.
But you forgot Bolshy and Burn, which are fantastic songs.

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#36 Post by MikeyC » Mon 10 Sep 2018, 1:05 am

leesmapman wrote:
Sun 09 Sep 2018, 8:28 pm
Undertaker wrote:
Sat 08 Sep 2018, 5:57 pm
Did Price have anything at all to do with Brick England? PSB at their best. Also, Dicatator, Bourgeois, Flourescent and Vocal could be argued are four of the best songs of PSB's modern era.

Price has done well.
But you forgot Bolshy and Burn, which are fantastic songs.
Oh hell yes! My two favorites from the most recent two albums!! 8)

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#37 Post by tottenhammattspurs » Mon 10 Sep 2018, 8:16 am

Vocal (demo). A theme song to an unfilmed spaghetti western, compared to the Price polished finished article.

That’s what Price does.
is is and isnt isnt

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#38 Post by daveid » Mon 10 Sep 2018, 8:35 am

I love Vocal demo. In fact the whole FL of Elysium is just perfect despite its brevity.

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#39 Post by Danimal » Mon 10 Sep 2018, 12:12 pm

IMO, PSB turn-out their best work on albums when they're working with a strong producer who doesn't let them do whatever they want. The problem with Yes is that all the songs aren't cowrites as the cowrites are by far the best tracks on there. With Stuart Price he actually stands-up to them and vetos a lot of their ideas, which makes for a better product. Take Elysium for example, the one instance we know of that the producer stood-up to them and insisteded a track go on was with A face like that, which is far and away the best track on there, otherwise he deferred to their judgement and we got Winner, Hold on, and Give it a go. When PSB work with junior producers the producer let's them do whatever they want and we get PSB by the numbers.

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#40 Post by Disco. » Mon 10 Sep 2018, 2:45 pm

Leaving is far and away the best track on Elysium.

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#41 Post by PopArt » Mon 10 Sep 2018, 4:14 pm

I think Price has done a good job for PSB. I understand the criticisms and ultimately it does all come down to personal taste. But he has made them sound very current and for the songs they had on Electric and Super it worked well. In my view Electric is a modern day bona fide classic PSB album. But it's Super that disappoints a little and that's because there were a few tracks that felt a little lazy.

So what is far more important than the producer in my opinion is the quality of the songwriting. And so I was rather pleased to hear that despite having 21 new songs they intend to continue writing. Taking a little longer over this album may yield something truly special in the same way it did after the extended gap between Release and Fundamental. I am certainly hoping for something a bit different from Electric and Super. Something dark, a bit slower and with big cinematic soundscapes whilst still being very electronic.
I'm always waiting...

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#42 Post by romy » Mon 10 Sep 2018, 7:24 pm

Stuart Price,in my opinion,is a genius.Remember "Hung up" from Madonna,what a fabulous track... Electric and Super charted so high,because it sounds fresh,cool,modern.

Remember "Vocal" on both tours ,the people go crazy with this.For me the best track since 20 years.Or "Inner Sanctum" ..Did we ever had a better opener for a concert? Only for these two songs I love Price.

But,as well,for songs like "Burn" " Construct " "Say it to me"....

It is the fact,that the most PSB Fans,like the dancing songs more than ballads,you see it in the "success" from Elysium,and for Dance Songs,Stuart Price is the best choice.

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#43 Post by Pod » Mon 10 Sep 2018, 7:47 pm

Disco. wrote:
Mon 10 Sep 2018, 2:45 pm
Leaving is far and away the best track on Elysium.
Nah, ‘Invisible’ is.
Just for the sake of it, make sure you're always frowning. :|
It shows the world that you've got substance and depth.

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#44 Post by Spittingcat » Mon 10 Sep 2018, 8:53 pm

Yes is my favourite PSB album.

"Give it a go" is the best song on Elysium.

I prefer Super to Electric, but both sound amazing (that's the producer's job, no?)

If the third Price album really is "more pop" than the first two, but keeps up the energy levels, it could be damn good.

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#45 Post by Disco. » Tue 11 Sep 2018, 6:20 am

Pod wrote:
Mon 10 Sep 2018, 7:47 pm
Disco. wrote:
Mon 10 Sep 2018, 2:45 pm
Leaving is far and away the best track on Elysium.
Nah, ‘Invisible’ is.
No, its good though :D

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