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by Philby2
Fri 31 Jan 2020, 4:57 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Is there any possibility for a Number 1 album? Look at the list of releases
Replies: 298
Views: 45485

Re: Is there any possibility for a Number 1 album? Look at the list of releases

Is it necessary to slate the acts who finished the week ahead of PSB? Particularly with such venom.
by Philby2
Wed 29 Jan 2020, 10:10 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Is there any possibility for a Number 1 album? Look at the list of releases
Replies: 298
Views: 45485

Re: Is there any possibility for a Number 1 album? Look at the list of releases

Whilst i don't think there's any need to be rude about J Hus, it is a bit of a shame if his album was rush-released this week due to leaks.

All the best PSB albums reached number 2 so i would be happy with that result.
by Philby2
Tue 28 Jan 2020, 12:14 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: DREAMWORLD TOUR INTRO
Replies: 16
Views: 2184

Re: DREAMWORLD TOUR INTRO

I thought i read/ heard Neil say something along the lines of the set-list working backwards. Maybe i misinterpreted? So start with something from Hotspot and end with West end girls. Not a bad idea. Will-o-the wisp would be a cracking opener but not sure they'll play 3 songs from this album and he ...
by Philby2
Sat 25 Jan 2020, 8:19 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.
Replies: 628
Views: 105779

Re: The Problems With Hotspot

Please note this in this is my personal opinion. For reference I think: Hotspot 5/10 Agenda 8/10 Super 7/10 Electric 7/10 Elysium 8/10 Yes 8/10 Fundamental 7/10 Release 6/10 Nightlife 6/10 Bilingual 7/10 Very 9/10 Behaviour 10/10 Introspective 9/10 Actually 10/10 Please 10/10 10/10 - Introspective ...
by Philby2
Sat 25 Jan 2020, 1:10 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.
Replies: 628
Views: 105779

Re: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.

canveyboy wrote: Sat 25 Jan 2020, 1:03 pm
He describes Hotspot as ‘I think the best way to describe the album is a collection of good B sides’

That does sum it up for me to be honest. No really big massive tunes, just a collection of decent b-sides!
That makes it about 10 times better than most artists' A-side/ album track output then?
by Philby2
Sat 25 Jan 2020, 11:34 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.
Replies: 628
Views: 105779

Re: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.

After a few listens, through headphones only, i'd rank the following songs as classic PSB: Will-o-the-wisp A stonker of an opening track. Fantastic energy. Best use of Berlin place names in a song since Bowie's 'Where are we now?' Happy people Opening bars gives me a hint of Kylie's 'I believe in yo...
by Philby2
Sat 25 Jan 2020, 11:10 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.
Replies: 628
Views: 105779

Re: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.

Who cares what Simon Cowell says?
by Philby2
Thu 23 Jan 2020, 6:29 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Monkey Business Official Video
Replies: 182
Views: 24897

Re: Monkey Business Official Video

Quality video for a quality tune
by Philby2
Sat 04 Jan 2020, 9:45 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: 3rd single "Monkey Business" (Jan 2020)
Replies: 546
Views: 86252

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

Monkey business gets better with every listen. So glad i haven't heard the fuller version as the radio edit is a brilliant stand-alone to appreciate. They've made such a good tune here.
by Philby2
Fri 03 Jan 2020, 4:51 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: 3rd single "Monkey Business" (Jan 2020)
Replies: 546
Views: 86252

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

Monkey Business veers into Chas and Dave or Black Lace territory....and to our non-British readers....I wouldn't even bother researching those acts, you won't thank me for it. Lumping Chas and Dave in with Black Lace is grossly unfair. The former’s music may not be to your taste, but they were huge...
by Philby2
Sat 14 Dec 2019, 8:45 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Clever lyrics
Replies: 27
Views: 3884

Re: Clever lyrics

Paninaro : "Girls, boys, art, pleasure Girls, boys, art, pleasure" Rent : "And look at the two of us in sympathy and sometimes ecstasy Words mean so little and money less when you're lying next to me But look at my hopes, look at my dreams the currency we've spent I love you, you pay...
by Philby2
Sat 14 Dec 2019, 8:22 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Clever lyrics
Replies: 27
Views: 3884

Re: Clever lyrics

King's Cross:

"So I went looking out today
For the one who got away
Murder walking round the block
Ending up in King's Cross
Good luck, bad luck waiting in a line
It takes more than the matter of time"
by Philby2
Sat 14 Dec 2019, 7:15 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Decide (Burning the Heather b-side)
Replies: 159
Views: 23475

Re: Decide (Burning the Heather b-side)

LOVE Decide, the original and the superlative CYA remix
by Philby2
Sat 14 Dec 2019, 7:14 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Clever lyrics
Replies: 27
Views: 3884

Re: Clever lyrics

There are so so many, but for genius lyrics delivered impeccably, this is right up there: "I'm listening to the words I thought I'd never hear again A litany of saints and other ordinary men Kneeling on the parquet Whatever has gone wrong? The fear and feeling hopelessness I don't want to belon...