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by Old Soak
Mon 15 Apr 2024, 6:58 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Nonetheless in the press (previews, interviews, etc)
Replies: 121
Views: 12935

Re: Nonetheless in the press (previews, interviews, etc)

I detest download and streaming culture, one of my three Room 101 choices, I hate everything it stands for that much. I don't care what bloody Spotify offers as a predictable algorithmic choice which puts the same old garbage back in the Xmas charts every year. Modern life is truly rubbish, you don...
by Old Soak
Mon 15 Apr 2024, 6:52 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Nonetheless in the press (previews, interviews, etc)
Replies: 121
Views: 12935

Re: Nonetheless in the press (previews, interviews, etc)

Spotify racks up huge amounts of listens through completely passive listening, though. If a small shop runs a Spotify account to play inoffensive music on the shop floor from a set playlist four loops a day for three months, are all those songs ‘popular’ or are they just playing a lot? I know this ...
by Old Soak
Mon 15 Apr 2024, 4:01 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Nonetheless in the press (previews, interviews, etc)
Replies: 121
Views: 12935

Re: Nonetheless in the press (previews, interviews, etc)

I think PSB are more famous than New Order, The Human League, Soft Cell, Erasure or any other electro-pop band from the 80's. Only Depeche Mode is a bit more than PSB. Just not true. All those groups have extremely 'famous' songs which most people, including teenagers, would know even if they weren...
by Old Soak
Fri 12 Apr 2024, 4:35 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Word In Your Ear podcasts 621/623: Neil Tennant parts 1 and 2
Replies: 26
Views: 2400

Re: Word In Your Ear podcasts 621/623: Neil Tennant parts 1 and 2

It's great to hear Neil in relaxed conversation like this. Would love to hear more of this kind of thing, and less of the usual "How did you two guys meet?" promo interview chaff. Yes, it's because they're basically old friends. Yup. Maybe they should start a regular podcast. But ideally ...
by Old Soak
Fri 05 Apr 2024, 6:27 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New single „Dancing star“ (digital April 3rd / CD May 3rd)
Replies: 613
Views: 48010

Re: New single „Dancing star“ (digital April 3rd / CD May 3rd)

Well the video is way better than the Loneliness one even if clearly on a cheaper budget using old footage because Neil and Chris are in it much more and live up to the legend of Chris doing nothing, which he does so well. I'd love to hear an instrumental version, there's so much reminiscent of thei...
by Old Soak
Wed 03 Apr 2024, 11:36 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New single „Dancing star“ (digital April 3rd / CD May 3rd)
Replies: 613
Views: 48010

Re: New single „Dancing star“ (digital April 3rd / CD May 3rd)

It's as underachieving as "Electricity", as bland and repetitive as that and in similar vein. As usual I'll hold off on the b-sides as putting on a new CD is a moment to savour, let's hope they are the usual high quality.
by Old Soak
Wed 03 Apr 2024, 11:30 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New single „Dancing star“ (digital April 3rd / CD May 3rd)
Replies: 613
Views: 48010

Re: New single „Dancing star“ (digital April 3rd / CD May 3rd)

Is it just me or do verses and chorus not really match? The start of the chorus feels way too forced. Probably just need to get used to it. Well, it’s alright. I’ve not been overwhelmed with the new tracks, yet. m+ I do agree on first listen the chorus jumps in and breaks the mood - almost a 'cut a...
by Old Soak
Wed 03 Apr 2024, 11:29 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New single „Dancing star“ (digital April 3rd / CD May 3rd)
Replies: 613
Views: 48010

Re: New single „Dancing star“ (digital April 3rd / CD May 3rd)

Initial reaction - meh. Very underwhelming. Not single material, album filler. That said, the 80's style backing is nice, the lyrics just aren't Neil's usual top grade.
by Old Soak
Tue 02 Apr 2024, 10:38 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Name the next Pet Shop Boys album
Replies: 2675
Views: 595175

Re: Name the next Pet Shop Boys album

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by Old Soak
Tue 02 Apr 2024, 10:23 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New single „Dancing star“ (digital April 3rd / CD May 3rd)
Replies: 613
Views: 48010

Re: New single „Dancing star“ (digital April 3rd / CD May 3rd)

Oh for the good old days when promo CD's came out exactly three weeks before the official release and were serviced to radio rather than bloody streaming world. Gratuitous 'want everything straight away' culture. Learn patience.
by Old Soak
Mon 01 Apr 2024, 10:33 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Should the Pet Shop Boys release "Songs In The Attic" ?
Replies: 6
Views: 644

Re: Should the Pet Shop Boys release "Songs In The Attic" ?

I'd certainly concentrate on rare stuff to make it something different. We've already got all those suggestions on DVD at least, and in some cases CD. Firstly, live performances don't have to be in front of an audience, so maybe a 2CD with Disc 1 from a concert hall, Disc 2 studio bound. Disc 1 shou...
by Old Soak
Mon 01 Apr 2024, 5:25 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Track-by-Track: From Please to Nonetheless
Replies: 339
Views: 17536

Re: Track-by-Track: From Please to Nonetheless

I like it when Neil gets angry. For a while around the '90s and early '00s I used to get frustrated at Neil being an utter drip. He was always the victim. As much as we all like a bit of self-indulgence, the "woe is me" routine gets tired. When he's in valedictory mood, his observations o...
by Old Soak
Sat 30 Mar 2024, 11:09 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New album Nonetheless
Replies: 471
Views: 46100

Re: New album Nonetheless

Let me present you: U2 - Songs of Surrender: https://www.discogs.com/master/3018863-U2-Songs-Of-Surrender Count the vinyl colors. I counted 10. McCartney III beat that: The vinyl editions of Paul McCartney’s “McCartney III” were available in: Standard Black: The classic black vinyl edition. Third M...
by Old Soak
Sat 30 Mar 2024, 4:25 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New album Nonetheless
Replies: 471
Views: 46100

Re: New album Nonetheless

Eilish was talking about exclusive tracks on each vinyl edition, which is a con. With the colours, just get the one you prefer, ignore the others… you get all the music without having to buy multiple times. That is a con. No problem with one limited edition bonus disc version. Though what I especia...
by Old Soak
Sat 30 Mar 2024, 3:54 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: New album Nonetheless
Replies: 471
Views: 46100

Re: New album Nonetheless

I really, really don't get having to possess every different colour vinyl the same album comes out in exclusively for different sellers. In fact I don't get coloured vinyl at all, just a gimmick. However, I fell hook line and sinker for the bluray due to higher quality.