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by TallThinMan
Mon 27 May 2024, 1:14 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Annually 2024
Replies: 49
Views: 4486

Re: Annually 2024

Annually 2024 is also Literally 50. I was kind of expecting there to be some recognition of that (especially as they have identified the continuing numbers on the back of each Annually) but... nothing. Would love to have read a feature about Literally's original conception, and some anecdotes about...
by TallThinMan
Sun 26 May 2024, 2:08 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New album Nonetheless
Replies: 1094
Views: 94911

Re: New album Nonetheless

Lovely review, thanks for sharing! Wow, has it been a month already…
by TallThinMan
Sat 25 May 2024, 5:01 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New album Nonetheless
Replies: 1094
Views: 94911

Re: New album Nonetheless

Depending on mood, ‘The secret of happiness’ is frequently my favourite song on this album. I’ve never understood this idea that all Pet Shop Boys’ songs should follow the same template. Schlager and Secret of Happiness were always going to be the two tracks that generally divided opinion on the al...
by TallThinMan
Fri 24 May 2024, 9:59 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Erasure review PSB in Smash Hits
Replies: 31
Views: 2221

Re: Erasure review PSB in Smash Hits

I have seen this before but it is incredible how disparaging Vince in particular is. He's obviously a synthpop legend but it must be slightly grating for him that Erasure, who were a brilliant pop group, were always (and will always remain) in PSB's shadow. PSB always got more praise from critics, ...
by TallThinMan
Fri 24 May 2024, 12:09 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Erasure review PSB in Smash Hits
Replies: 31
Views: 2221

Re: Erasure review PSB in Smash Hits

It’s funny what Vince says about ‘Please’ versus ‘Actually’, when it was ‘Please’ that was put together quickly.
by TallThinMan
Thu 23 May 2024, 8:45 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New album Nonetheless
Replies: 1094
Views: 94911

Re: New album Nonetheless

Depending on mood, ‘The secret of happiness’ is frequently my favourite song on this album. I’ve never understood this idea that all Pet Shop Boys’ songs should follow the same template.
by TallThinMan
Mon 20 May 2024, 8:34 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Furthermore
Replies: 57
Views: 5026

Re: Furthermore

The origin of the ‘Furthermore’ tracks is discussed in this year’s ’Annually’.
by TallThinMan
Sun 19 May 2024, 4:11 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Missed opportunities
Replies: 54
Views: 2882

Re: Missed opportunities

There’s no right or wrong answer about Kings Cross, it’s a complex argument and all the above points are valid. Firstly, it’s not single material and secondly as a fan you want another potential hit but under those horrible circumstances? Personally, they kept their integrity and made the right dec...
by TallThinMan
Sun 19 May 2024, 10:16 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Musikexpress - Juni 2024
Replies: 26
Views: 2098

Re: Musikexpress - Juni 2024

Interesting to read about The Secret Of Happiness being a Neil composition when everything is credited to Tennant/Lowe. I admire the fact that they don’t keep score and just split the credit down the middle. I suppose it evens out across their whole catalogue. I have a feeling that may have changed...
by TallThinMan
Sat 18 May 2024, 10:53 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Piano Room Month - 2024
Replies: 338
Views: 26875

Re: Piano Room Month - 2024

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by TallThinMan
Sat 18 May 2024, 10:44 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Piano Room Month - 2024
Replies: 338
Views: 26875

Re: Piano Room Month - 2024

When were they on Later previously? I reckon it was about 22 years ago. I remember Neil dramatically getting up from his stool during ‘Love is a Catastrophe’.
by TallThinMan
Thu 16 May 2024, 5:11 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Electronic Sound magazine
Replies: 82
Views: 6734

Re: Electronic Sound magazine

That was a good read, thanks for posting the scans!
by TallThinMan
Wed 15 May 2024, 1:35 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The inevitable post-Nonetheless album tier list thread
Replies: 32
Views: 2089

Re: The inevitable post-Nonetheless album tier list thread

Unlike many here, I don’t really go in for lists and rankings. However, spookily your list is exactly what mine would be!
by TallThinMan
Tue 14 May 2024, 11:15 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New album Nonetheless
Replies: 1094
Views: 94911

Re: New album Nonetheless

It occurs to me that ‘The schlager hit parade’ could really be a Divine Comedy song. It has that quirkiness and I can imagine Neil Hannon singing it.
by TallThinMan
Sun 12 May 2024, 7:53 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: **Annually Spoiler**
Replies: 60
Views: 6227

Re: **Annually Spoiler**

I have the impression that they tend to pad Annually out with more fan questions when it’s been a quiet year PSB-wise, which obviously this one hasn’t.