Hey, Super - that's a really good album

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#31 Post by minimal »

To cut a long story short, in spite of individual tracks that are pretty good it's still their weakest album to date.

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Electric was their weakest album and hotspot a very good one. If they do a fourth album with slow songs like burning the heather or hoping for a miracle, it will be even better.

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minimal wrote:
Sat 02 May 2020, 8:06 pm
To cut a long story short, in spite of individual tracks that are pretty good it's still their weakest album to date.
Nightlife is their weakest album to date. One or two good songs aside, they should have just called it Nadir. Thank god Release reinvigorated them creatively and 'broke' the cliche of what the Pet Shop Boys should be.

I think the thing that really derails Elysium is "Ego music" being completely unlistenable.

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jules wrote:
Sat 02 May 2020, 11:14 pm
Electric was their weakest album and hotspot a very good one. If they do a fourth album with slow songs like burning the heather or hoping for a miracle, it will be even better.
Could not disagree more. Electric is the best album they have done this millennium at least.
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#35 Post by stopthecar »

These are all personal opinions and no facts.
But it's a well-known fact that Release is their weakest album.

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#36 Post by TallThinMan »

Nowadays I never have any great urge to listen to Nightlife, Release, Fundamental or Elysium.

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Electric is their best album since Nightlife and all records that came out in the 90s are decent albums.

I love to read how different the appreciation of PSB records is. :)

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Electric has nothing next to fundamental.

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Fundamental is nothing next to Electric.

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No matter how hard I try I've not been able to get into Super. It lacks depth I feel, Sad Robot World & The Dictator Decides are ok at a push. Hotspot renewed my faith in them, their best since Yes IMO. Not a great fan of Electric either.
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jules wrote:
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Electric has nothing next to fundamental.
I disagree, but it all depends on what type of PSB floats your boat. I prefer the full on ‘four to the floor’ PSB, you obviously prefer their more melancholy side.
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#42 Post by evolness »

I got into PSB in time for the Ultimate PSB release, so Elysium was my first album era and it was quite deflating as a newbie, but then Electric came out a year later and I was blown away by the audacious 7 minute dance songs, from Axis to Vocal I was hooked, so for that, Electric really was a special moment for me where as Super is a good album, but doesn’t come close. I think I prefer Hotspot to Super at the moment too.

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#43 Post by markrobertnolan »

I absolutely love Super. It’s more consistent than Electric although it doesn’t quite reach its dizzy heights. They are now both in my top 5 albums. The said can’t be said for “Hotspot” which is not the great thing many people are wittering on about. “Hoping for a Miracle” is exceptional. “Willo the Wisp” is interesting and not a bad opener. I even like “Monkey Business” for being different. But most of the rest of it is comparatively poor compared to the previous two. I needn’t go on about the closing tack on Hotspot, as when you compare it to the majestic “In to Thin Air”it’s just insulting.

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