10 for 10: Best Pet Shop Boys Tracks of the Decade

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Re: 10 for 10: Best Pet Shop Boys Tracks of the Decade

#61 Post by the8thark » Fri 12 Apr 2019, 7:46 pm

My top 10 with #1 being my favourite

1. In His Imagination
2. Love is a Bourgeois Construct
3. Memory of the Future
4. Winner
5. Axis
6. Burn
7. Hold On
8. One-Hit Wonder
9. Requiem in Denim and Leopardskin
10. Twenty Something

I do like Winner a lot as a song. I know most do not, but I do. Unpopular opinion and I know it. I was gutted when the song was not used as the main song for the 2012 Olympics. I think ageism was the reason.
Also I do think Winner and Twenty Something have terrible music videos. However I like both of the songs.
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Re: 10 for 10: Best Pet Shop Boys Tracks of the Decade

#62 Post by Patrick Bateman » Tue 16 Apr 2019, 6:05 am

Leaving
Inside a Dream
Love is a Bourgeois Construct
The Pop Kids
Burn
Axis
The Dictator Decides
Vocal
Inner Sanctum
Twenty-something

I finally got round to doing this; it's tough as they have had a very good decade with power to add. I'm always surprised when fans say they don't like Electric or Super, when they are so inextricably PSB. I'd agree that there are a few lightweight moments on Super in particular, but that's a consequence of its essentially upbeat clubby vibe. Looking at my top ten, there were many more tracks that I could have selected, but these are probably the ones I'm most attached to. Leaving is one of my favourite PSB tracks and the only Elysium selection, while there are four from Electric and five from Super, which perhaps surprised me. I'm rather obsessed with the haunting, ethereal quality of Inside a Dream, and Blake/Tennant/Lowe is a pretty decent line-up.

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Re: 10 for 10: Best Pet Shop Boys Tracks of the Decade

#63 Post by East End Girl » Thu 25 Apr 2019, 1:35 pm

Just 10 songs?
That's not easy, "there are so many to choose from".

Here's my list in no particular order:

Vocal (an all-time favourite)
Love is a bourgeois construct ("moaning periodically" :lol: )
The Pop Kids (a song about all of us)
Breathing space
Inner sanctum (a perfect opener for a show)
Help me
The meeting
Memory of the future
In his imagination
Twenty-something
The forgotten child

Oh ... 11 songs already, and I haven't even mentioned Inside, Leaving, Hold on, I cried for us, Burn, Sad robot world and Winner.

The decade isn't over yet anyway, so surely I'd have to add some more songs to my list in September. :)

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