If PSB top 5, who are other 4?

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#66 Post by Gabby »

Feck, forgot Electronic. Maybe switch them out for Queen in my picks...I guess I kind of lump that in with New Order but really shouldn't.

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I love Electronic as well but I never considered them a proper band but rather a side project (and that was what they really were). Besides three albums do not make a "top 5 act" for me. The common characteristic of lots of acts listed here is their longevity, meaning that they stood the test of time. Imagine PSB had left it after the release of Introspective. Would anyone still know or listen to them, let alone list them as a favourite act? Maybe West End Girls and It's a Sin ony, and many would consider them one-hit wonder.

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PSBForTheMasses wrote:I love Electronic as well but I never considered them a proper band but rather a side project (and that was what they really were). Besides three albums do not make a "top 5 act" for me. The common characteristic of lots of acts listed here is their longevity, meaning that they stood the test of time. Imagine PSB had left it after the release of Introspective. Would anyone still know or listen to them, let alone list them as a favourite act? Maybe West End Girls and It's a Sin ony, and many would consider them one-hit wonder.
I tend to agree with you but equally Johnny only produced four albums as part of The Smiths and was arguably a member of Electronjc for a lot longer too.

I like it when Neil introduces Johnny onstage as the guitarist from Electronic, rather than The Smiths that he is obviously far more well known for.
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Dog wrote: Sat 14 Nov 2020, 10:56 am
PSBForTheMasses wrote:I love Electronic as well but I never considered them a proper band but rather a side project (and that was what they really were). Besides three albums do not make a "top 5 act" for me. The common characteristic of lots of acts listed here is their longevity, meaning that they stood the test of time. Imagine PSB had left it after the release of Introspective. Would anyone still know or listen to them, let alone list them as a favourite act? Maybe West End Girls and It's a Sin ony, and many would consider them one-hit wonder.
I tend to agree with you but equally Johnny only produced four albums as part of The Smiths and was arguably a member of Electronjc for a lot longer too.

I like it when Neil introduces Johnny onstage as the guitarist from Electronic, rather than The Smiths that he is obviously far more well known for.
I got your point. I have always been curious about what the Smiths fans were thinking about Electronic (and Marr's collaborations in PSB albums as well). I have the vague impression that they were not very fond of the Boys but it may be my imagination.

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PSBForTheMasses wrote: Sat 14 Nov 2020, 10:49 am I love Electronic as well but I never considered them a proper band but rather a side project (and that was what they really were). Besides three albums do not make a "top 5 act" for me. The common characteristic of lots of acts listed here is their longevity, meaning that they stood the test of time. Imagine PSB had left it after the release of Introspective. Would anyone still know or listen to them, let alone list them as a favourite act? Maybe West End Girls and It's a Sin ony, and many would consider them one-hit wonder.
Its a valid point but in the case of the Pets, the first three albums are gold standard when it comes to a certain style of pop i.e arty/synth. Therefore I think their legacy would be assured. I think most people's enjoyment out of them stems more from their 1980s output possibly than the following three decades combined.

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#71 Post by StevePSB »

Electronic weren't exactly prolific, but lasted 10 years. I'd class that as 'legit'.

Definitely in my top 5 of all time and have been since I first heard their their first album.


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#73 Post by drunk14 »

Hmmm, hard task, but let's say...

PSB
R.E.M.
Depeche Mode

...and there are a lot of contenders:

The Divine Comedy
Saint Etienne
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Yello
Blur
Pulp
Suede
XTC
Stereolab

Broad group, but that's all.
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Boards of Canada
Aphex Twin
Autechre
Moby

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#75 Post by It can be two things »

It can be two things wrote: Fri 13 Nov 2020, 1:30 pm
It can be two things wrote: Thu 12 Nov 2020, 10:29 am
NikacP0kac wrote: Thu 12 Nov 2020, 8:51 am

A whopping 18 times mentioned. Depeche Mode, on the other hand, only 8 times.
Top 5 non-PSB top 5s to date (out of 58 entries so far):
New Order: 32
Depeche Mode: 14
Erasure: 9
St Etienne: 9
Kraftwerk: 8
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