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by retrofuturist
Fri 16 Aug 2019, 6:22 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Musik - Cabaret and EP
Replies: 243
Views: 28538

Re: Musik - Cabaret and EP

Greetings,
Gabby wrote:
Thu 15 Aug 2019, 10:30 pm
I sort of wish Neil and Chris would confirm that the quality (or lack thereof) is intentional.
I feel similarly regarding this year's releases. It reminds me of the Nightlife / Release era, where the instrument/sound selection was strange.

Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu 15 Aug 2019, 4:58 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Shorter songs - Annoying
Replies: 17
Views: 970

Re: Shorter songs - Annoying

Greetings,
jules wrote:
Thu 15 Aug 2019, 2:12 am
Longer songs are boring. I prefer to have a lot of songs with a normal duration.
Most of my favourite PSB tracks are 3:30-5:00... time enough for a proper song structure without time to get boring.

Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon 12 Aug 2019, 11:57 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Musik - Cabaret and EP
Replies: 243
Views: 28538

Re: Musik - Cabaret and EP

Greetings Gabby, I have to admit some confusion to the positive reaction to Musik and the negativity toward Agenda. Dont get me wrong, I like the songs from Musik a lot but to suggest "Soup" is some kind of masterpiece and that "On Social Media" is drivel makes no sense. Am I missing something? Prob...
by retrofuturist
Sat 10 Aug 2019, 2:24 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Poll ends soon on three PSB singles you'd include in a 1970s through '90s dance set
Replies: 1
Views: 233

Re: Poll ends soon on three PSB singles you'd include in a 1970s through '90s dance set

Interesting to see New York City Boy coming in at #3.

I might play it when I DJ tonight, early on, and see what kind of response it gets.

Thanks for the suggestions Petheads.

Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue 06 Aug 2019, 11:43 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Musik - Cabaret and EP
Replies: 243
Views: 28538

Re: PSB EDINBURGH MUSICAL SHOW

Greetings Drico, Moderation Note: Merged Fair, but if someone's not all that fussed on a "PSB EDINBURGH MUSICAL SHOW" and isn't continually checking back in on a topic about it then they might be oblivious to the fact there's a new Pet Shop Boys studio release. A topic dedicated to the EP, separate ...
by retrofuturist
Tue 06 Aug 2019, 12:33 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Musik - Cabaret and EP
Replies: 243
Views: 28538

Re: PSB EDINBURGH MUSICAL SHOW

Yes, knowing it's "digital" (and therefore highly unlikely to be "deleted" in any hurry) takes a bit of the urgency out of it...

Had a listen on Youtube... a couple of nice backing tracks in there, but pretty much ruined by the Frances Barber vocals.
by retrofuturist
Tue 06 Aug 2019, 3:23 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Musik - Cabaret and EP
Replies: 243
Views: 28538

Re: PSB EDINBURGH MUSICAL SHOW

Greetings,
goughsjd wrote:
Tue 06 Aug 2019, 12:05 am
Nothing mate. Asked Neil he said there will be a physical release
Thanks for asking.

(I'm guessing an Annually bundle and a re-run of the Digital Stores posting dilemma)

Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Sat 03 Aug 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Today I listened to Elysium for the first time since 2012...
Replies: 53
Views: 11384

Re: Today I listened to Elysium for the first time since 2012...

Greetings, Elysium would make a lot more sense to me if it looked something like this... 1. Leaving 2. Invisible 3. Breathing Space 4. Listening 5. Give It A Go 6. A Face Like That 7. In His Imagination 8. Everything Means Something 9. Memory Of The Future 10. Requiem In Denim And Leopardskin ... wi...
by retrofuturist
Fri 02 Aug 2019, 5:28 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Today I listened to Elysium for the first time since 2012...
Replies: 53
Views: 11384

Re: Today I listened to Elysium for the first time since 2012...

Greetings,
jasonjohn wrote:
Thu 01 Aug 2019, 2:22 pm
It's probably one of their most cohesive efforts, to my ears.
We need a Geowayne poll on the most "cohesive" PSB album.

Elysium would definitively not win it for me, but it would not be last either.

Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed 31 Jul 2019, 11:21 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Today I listened to Elysium for the first time since 2012...
Replies: 53
Views: 11384

Re: Today I listened to Elysium for the first time since 2012...

They really should have kept Listening all for themselves... it would have fit in perfectly, and bolstered the strength of the album, allowing them to drop one of the cringy songs.
by retrofuturist
Mon 29 Jul 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Final results of poll on three favorite songs of the "Bilingual era"
Replies: 1
Views: 451

Re: Final results of poll on three favorite songs of the "Bilingual era"

Greetings, I actually DJ at a 70s/80s/90s night every Saturday and I picked the only three PSB songs in that list that can reliably draw some kind of a crowd here in Australia. (In order of viability...) - Absolutely Fabulous - Always On My Mind - Go West Different songs were bigger hits in differen...
by retrofuturist
Sun 28 Jul 2019, 4:12 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Books mentioning the Boys
Replies: 23
Views: 8047

Re: Books mentioning the Boys

They're mentioned a few times in "I, c***" but I couldn't be bothered hunting around for the reference, so you'll just have to take my word for it. (Also, Carter USM get a mention too, so the two best bands of all time both get a mention)
by retrofuturist
Fri 26 Jul 2019, 7:04 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Poll ends soon on your three favorite songs of the "Bilingual era"
Replies: 4
Views: 447

Re: Poll ends soon on your three favorite songs of the "Bilingual era"

Another cracking poll, Wayne... thanks for your efforts.
by retrofuturist
Wed 17 Jul 2019, 7:12 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Final results of poll on three favorite songs of the "Behaviour era"
Replies: 12
Views: 1111

Re: Final results of poll on three favorite songs of the "Behaviour era"

Surprised to see so much love for How I Learned to Hate Rock 'n' Roll...
by retrofuturist
Sun 14 Jul 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Final results of poll on three favorite songs of the "Behaviour era"
Replies: 12
Views: 1111

Re: Final results of poll on three favorite songs of the "Behaviour era"

And now looking at the Bilingual era options, I reckon I could have picked about 10-15 options from the Behaviour era poll, over even my favourite song from the Bilingual period.

Doing it this way really brings the decline into stark focus...