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by Tom Angel
Fri 10 May 2024, 4:10 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New album Nonetheless
Replies: 1054
Views: 91117

Re: New album Nonetheless

Side 1 is perfect, Side 2 is way more patchy. A new Bohemia is gorgeous, but how this is deemed a single and not New London boy is staggering. It's like choosing Memory of the future - a good album track, but awful single choice - over A face like that. I liked the secret of happiness but I"m a...
by Tom Angel
Thu 09 May 2024, 7:05 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: **Annually Spoiler**
Replies: 60
Views: 5998

Re: **Annually Spoiler**

Apparently there is a Stuart Price mix of the Dancing Star demo -

That'd be fascinating to hear - I hope it appears on Nonetheless further listening...
by Tom Angel
Wed 08 May 2024, 3:58 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Instrumental albums
Replies: 27
Views: 4404

Re: Instrumental albums

Hotspot instrumental is well worth a listen. Dreamland in particular sounds far grander without the vocals - almost has it's a sin choral sounds throughout it. I'm starting to fee that Hotspot is somewhat underrated. If only they'd had a producer with better quality control (wedding in Berlin, burn...
by Tom Angel
Tue 07 May 2024, 4:15 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Instrumental albums
Replies: 27
Views: 4404

Re: Instrumental albums

Hotspot instrumental is well worth a listen. Dreamland in particular sounds far grander without the vocals - almost has it's a sin choral sounds throughout it. I'm starting to fee that Hotspot is somewhat underrated. If only they'd had a producer with better quality control (wedding in Berlin, burni...
by Tom Angel
Tue 30 Apr 2024, 8:05 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Clean Air Hybrid Electric Bus
Replies: 73
Views: 5419

Re: Clean Air Hybrid Electric Bus

I can only assume this will appear on a b-side of a new bohemia ... so not going to listen until then!
by Tom Angel
Sun 28 Apr 2024, 12:01 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Furthermore
Replies: 55
Views: 4582

Re: Furthermore

I love the new lyrics in being boring - Neil reading what he wrote at the start of the Bruce Weber video - that’s a cool addition.
by Tom Angel
Sun 28 Apr 2024, 11:59 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: NME - hacienda gig review
Replies: 17
Views: 1242

NME - hacienda gig review

Just found an old PSB scrap book stuffed with old reviews, pics, interviews, etc.

Thought I’d post the NME review of the Hacienda gig you
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by Tom Angel
Sat 27 Apr 2024, 3:14 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New album Nonetheless
Replies: 1054
Views: 91117

Re: New album Nonetheless

Following my review there's been a remarkable display of how some listeners like songs to be about what they are told they are about, while others prefer to find their own meaning. It's revealing of a contemporary undercurrent of authoritarianism from those who claim to oppose it. The greatest curre...
by Tom Angel
Sat 27 Apr 2024, 1:08 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New album Nonetheless
Replies: 1054
Views: 91117

Re: New album Nonetheless

The songs resemble different albums and sound holistically. I like it when there's nothing to remove or replace from the album. My favourite, added to the list of the best. Please Behaviour Bilingual Elysium Nonetheless *Thank God, that Stuart Price didn't put a hand in choosing songs on the new al...
by Tom Angel
Sat 27 Apr 2024, 1:07 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New album Nonetheless
Replies: 1054
Views: 91117

Re: New album Nonetheless

There’s a dirty groove to Bullet for narcissus that could as easily be about the body guard of Biden as it is about Trump’s, depending upon how you view the political swamp. Just no. One would have to be seriously deluded to think that this could be about being the bodyguard of Joe Biden. "His...
by Tom Angel
Sat 27 Apr 2024, 9:51 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New album Nonetheless
Replies: 1054
Views: 91117

Re: New album Nonetheless

My thoughts : So, Pet Shop Boys are back, back back, as Smash Hits liked to say. It’s been a lengthy break of four years since the patchy yet underrated Hotspot, where producer Stuart Price prioritised Fisher Price over Our Price with cheesy techno versions of Mendelssohn's Wedding March. He was sim...
by Tom Angel
Fri 26 Apr 2024, 10:32 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: A New Bohemia - 3rd single fr Nonetheless
Replies: 62
Views: 6775

Re: A New Bohemia - 3rd single fr Nonetheless

It’s great , but no single .

New London boy , why am I dancing or feel should really be the next single . Or even Schlager hit parade .

A new bohemia is too thoughtful and haunting to be a single
by Tom Angel
Fri 26 Apr 2024, 4:55 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New album Nonetheless
Replies: 1054
Views: 91117

Re: New album Nonetheless

Does anyone know if the vocals on the Furthermore new versions are fresh, or from the originals?

I've not heard them yet, but I wonder what provoked them to record them? Always happy to have new versions of old songs though
by Tom Angel
Fri 26 Apr 2024, 4:53 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New album Nonetheless
Replies: 1054
Views: 91117

Re: New album Nonetheless

I’m curious as to what happened - Was james Ford presented with say 20 potential songs and he chose which ones warranted working on - hence no crap like wedding in Berlin or Happiness.. I'm convinced they've kept the bangers back. I can't believe they only wrote songs that fitted the mood and tempo...