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

#64 Post by Sage » Mon 04 Nov 2019, 11:38 am

Okay, here's my playlist of the top 10 from the decade. https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3w3rt ... ryUEnn8Dz4

Say It To Me
Thursday
Leaving
The Performance Of My Life
Vocal
Listening
No More Ballads
Into Thin Air
No Boundaries
Love Is A Bourgeois Construct

I could almost replace Performance with Invisible or In His Imagination but recently the song struck a chord with me. It is comparable to Friendly Fire which I've always liked although it's not really a proper PSB song.

Just for fun here's my anti-top 10 from the decade:

Were You There? (Diamond Version featuring Neil Tennant)
Give Stupidity A Chance
What Are We Going To Do About The Rich?
Playing In The Streets
Pazzo!
Everything Means Something
Dreamland
Shouting In The Evening
The Way Through The Woods
Groovy

I can't stand those songs, I always skip over them.

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

#65 Post by BoyStrange » Mon 04 Nov 2019, 10:13 pm

Following the releases of Agenda and Dreamland, I had to adjust my list:

(in artistic order)

A face like that
Thursday
Twenty-something
On social media
Say it to me
Love is a bourgois construct
Invisible
The pop kids (The full story)
An open mind
Vocal

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

#66 Post by Mark R.Y. » Wed 06 Nov 2019, 2:57 am

To keep it simple, I'm not going to bring remixes into the debate. (Also ineligible: Further Listening tracks [e.g. Ring Road] recorded before 2010.) I still overflowed with 15 (+2) tracks (in alphabetical order):

Breathing Space
The Dictator Decides
Fluorescent
Inner Sanctum
Into Thin Air
Invisible
Listening
Love is a Bourgeois Construct
No More Ballads
Say It To Me
Thursday
Together
Twenty-Something
Undertow
Vocal

special mention: The Clock sequence in The Most Incredible Thing, especially "9 o'clock."

Best collab: Brick England w/Jean-Michel Jarre.

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

#67 Post by Kaykay808 » Fri 08 Nov 2019, 12:56 am

My PSB 2010’s Top 10 songs
10. Burn
9. Fluorescent
8. Together
7. Say It To Me
6. Invisible
5. Undertow
4. Requiem In Denim
3. Vocal
2. Inside A Dream
1. A Face Like That
Please, Actually, Introspective, Behaviour, Very, Bilingual, Nightlife, Release, Fundamental, Yes, Elysium, Electric, Super.

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#68 Post by PSBForTheMasses » Sun 24 Nov 2019, 2:33 am

I have lost my control on PSB B sides during the last decade due to both my personal life issues and format problems in my country and this may change in time:

Brick England
Axis
Fluorescent
Sad Robot World
In Slow Motion
Inner Sanctum
The last to die
On Social Media
Twenty Something
The Dictator Decides

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

#69 Post by Dog » Thu 26 Dec 2019, 8:35 am

1. Invisible
2. A face like that
3. Vocal
4. Thursday
5. An open mind
6. Brick England
7. Say it to me
8. Breathing space
9. Undertow
10. Memory of the future (Ulrich Schnauss remix)
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Re: 10 for 10: Best Pet Shop Boys Tracks of the Decade

#70 Post by PopKid78 » Thu 26 Dec 2019, 2:09 pm

1. Leaving
2. Vocal
3. Brick England
4. Requiem in Denim and Leopardskin
5. Love is a Bourgeois Construct
6. Inside a Dream
7. The Pop kids
8. Burn
9. Fluorescent
10. Decide


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

#71 Post by Steve Fett » Fri 27 Dec 2019, 6:11 am

Adjust my list too since January of this year...

1. Burn
2. What are we going to do about the rich?
3. An Open Mind
4. The Pop Kids
5. Axis
6. On Social Media
7. Breathing Space
8. Twenty Something
9. Together
10. Leaving
what a performance tonight, should I react or turn off the light ?

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

#72 Post by Waffleon » Fri 27 Dec 2019, 12:07 pm

Leaving
Invisible
Inside a Dream
Love is a Bourgeois Construct
The Pop Kids
Burn
Axis/Inner Sanctum
The Dictator Decides
Brick England
Way through the woods

Brilliant that this is so hard, they still have it in bucket-loads. I think Axis has the edge over Inner Sanctum but they are both fab intros. Runners up; Sad Robot World, Open Mind, Vocal, Thursday, Burning the Heather, Hold On, Face like That. Obviously Vocal is a decade highlight and a PSB classic, great at live shows, just isn't one I play very often.

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

#73 Post by E-Mail Vampire » Fri 27 Dec 2019, 12:24 pm

In no particular order

The Dictator Decides
A Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi
The Forgotten Child
In Slow Motion
Burn
An Open Mind
Vocal
Leaving
A Face Like That
Together
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Re: 10 for 10: Best Pet Shop Boys Tracks of the Decade

#74 Post by Tenlow » Fri 27 Dec 2019, 12:26 pm

Adjusted as of end 2019:

Leaving
Breathing Space
In slow motion
Thursday
Vocal
In His Imagination
The Pop Kids
Say it to me
Burn
An Open Mind
Brick England
Firing verbal shots like a tommy gun

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

#75 Post by Pod » Fri 27 Dec 2019, 2:51 pm

I’ve adjusted mine too for 2019:

1. Vocal
2. Invisible
3. Inside a dream
4. In his imagination
5. Inner Sanctum
6. Fluorescent
7. An open mind
8. Decide
9. Burn
10. Leaving
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