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by chrissyboy
Mon 24 May 2021, 1:19 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: "Cricket Wife" initial commentary
Replies: 79
Views: 13415

Re: "Cricket Wife" initial commentary

It’s taken me a couple of listens but I now find Cricket Wife absolutely gorgeous. The lyrics are so emotional and the music just beautiful. Stunning.
by chrissyboy
Mon 25 Jan 2021, 10:18 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot: 1 year old today
Replies: 133
Views: 18111

Re: Hotspot: 1 year old today

Considering they’ve been making music for over 30 years I’d say Hotspot is a solid album. But Wedding in Berlin is absolute dog shit, ranking alongside Happiness, and it’s inclusion, especially as album closer, is utterly inexplicable. I sincerely hope that, for the couple of albums they’ve probably...
by chrissyboy
Sat 15 Feb 2020, 12:52 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Can you make Hotspot better?
Replies: 68
Views: 14421

Re: Can you make Hotspot better?

Honestly just remove Wedding and pretend it never existed. The rest of the album, though not great is fine as is for a Stuart Price album. The PSB don't really know how to end and album well . . . for the most part. In my opinion Footsteps and Requiem are the best enders. Saturday Night is not bad ...
by chrissyboy
Mon 03 Feb 2020, 7:28 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Wedding in Berlin: revival of interest?
Replies: 78
Views: 15973

Re: Wedding in Berlin: revival of interest?

Some say Wedding in Berlin is fun. I have to say it isn’t. It’s an abomination. It sits alongside One and One Make Five, The Night I Fell in Love, Happiness and Hold On as some of the most cringeworthy garbage they’ve produced. Left as the final track on Hotspot it would almost ruin what is otherwis...
by chrissyboy
Mon 27 Jan 2020, 2:30 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.
Replies: 628
Views: 115345

Re: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.

So... for me, Hotspot is a really strong album. Their strongest set of songs since Yes. I wasn’t keen on Monkey Business initially but it has grown on me massively, especially since the video was released. Two complaints - some of the vocals sound a bit muddy/processed, presumably a deliberate choic...
by chrissyboy
Thu 02 Jan 2020, 12:44 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: 3rd single "Monkey Business" (Jan 2020)
Replies: 546
Views: 94466

Re: 3rd single "Monkey Business" (Jan 2020)

For me it’s their most surprising choice for a single since Yesterday When I Was Mad. It’s certainly different. But not entirely in a good way...
by chrissyboy
Thu 14 Nov 2019, 11:44 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The New Album Info Thread
Replies: 625
Views: 119289

Re: The New Album Info Thread

I hope it IS downbeat. I'm happy for the banging and lasers to be mothballed for a decade. I think i like the title. Although I think the German word - I forget - for exit would have been better. Burning the heather is a great title I don't wanna.. Really Neil?? But I love the cover and am hoping f...
by chrissyboy
Thu 14 Nov 2019, 11:14 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Burning the heather
Replies: 489
Views: 84424

Re: Burning the heather

Loving the warmer, richer sound compared to the shiny but ultimately thin and somehow cheap sounds of Electric and Super.
by chrissyboy
Thu 14 Nov 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: The New Album Info Thread
Replies: 625
Views: 119289

Re: The New Album Info Thread

Disco. wrote: Thu 14 Nov 2019, 9:20 am Yep,its NOT tour friendly music at all !
Everything doesn’t have to be “banging and lasers”, ha ha.
by chrissyboy
Thu 14 Nov 2019, 9:07 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Burning the heather
Replies: 489
Views: 84424

Re: Burning the heather

Synthrobot wrote: Thu 14 Nov 2019, 9:01 am Pretty sure it’s just an album track, not the new single. I like it a lot, but definitely not strong enough to be a single.
But the “radio edit” aspect makes it a bit confusing. The album version is quite a lot longer.
by chrissyboy
Thu 14 Nov 2019, 8:28 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Name the next Pet Shop Boys album
Replies: 2301
Views: 407015

Re: Name the next Pet Shop Boys album

daveid wrote: Thu 14 Nov 2019, 8:26 am
Ghost within this house wrote: Thu 14 Nov 2019, 8:19 am Will-o-the-wisp
You are the one
Happy people
Dreamland
Hoping for a miracle
I don’t wanna
Monkey business
Only the dark
Burning the heather
Wedding in Berlin
Where did you get this list from?
Official store and iTunes, probably elsewhere too now.
by chrissyboy
Thu 14 Nov 2019, 8:25 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Burning the heather
Replies: 489
Views: 84424

Re: Burning the heather

daveid wrote: Thu 14 Nov 2019, 8:23 am And the album's called Hotspot.

Didn't see that coming.
It’s already making me think of the white goods brand Hotpoint.
by chrissyboy
Thu 14 Nov 2019, 8:20 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Burning the heather
Replies: 489
Views: 84424

Re: Burning the heather

Interesting choice for the second “single”. I’m assuming that’s the status as this is a “radio edit”? Couldn’t be a bigger contrast from Dreamland. What have they said, that Dreamland is this album’s So Hard? That makes sense on the basis of hearing this new song. I like it, autumnal and melancholy!
by chrissyboy
Thu 14 Nov 2019, 8:11 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Name the next Pet Shop Boys album
Replies: 2301
Views: 407015

Re: Name the next Pet Shop Boys album

Very unusual title.
by chrissyboy
Thu 14 Nov 2019, 8:02 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: News tomorrow! (Nov 14th)
Replies: 47
Views: 7971

Re: News tomorrow! (Nov 14th)