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by retrofuturist
Sun 22 Dec 2019, 4:03 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Burning the heather
Replies: 470
Views: 37224

Re: Burning the heather

Greetings, Their first charted single since "Thursday", and their highest charted since "Did you see me coming?". Note though that we're talking about the "sales chart"... the actual UK chart nowadays is a brothelized mish-mash of physical sales, digital sales and (sadly) most importantly... "stream...
by retrofuturist
Sun 22 Dec 2019, 2:43 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.
Replies: 423
Views: 34839

Re: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.

Greetings Ghost, I have to be honest and say that I don't find either Electric or Super listenable as entire albums... the last album that I could happily sit and listen to throughout, without any skipping, is Yes. If Hotspot demands to be experienced as a whole, and has some unifying concept to it,...
by retrofuturist
Sun 22 Dec 2019, 1:30 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.
Replies: 423
Views: 34839

Re: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.

1. Electric
2. Hotspot
3. Super

(with plenty of space between them all)
by retrofuturist
Sat 21 Dec 2019, 4:53 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.
Replies: 423
Views: 34839

Re: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.

Greetings, How important in this message is that he was a homosexual? XP It's descriptive and just as relevant as the facts that he writes music (sometimes) and did Nicholas a favour. It paints a picture of the benevolent act and poses questions in the reader's mind as to his motivation. And then I'...
by retrofuturist
Sat 21 Dec 2019, 4:26 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Questions for Neil
Replies: 82
Views: 5783

Re: Questions for Neil

Greetings, I would be interested to know if they had their eye on any particular producers for the album after Hotspot? Are they still interested in working with Brian Eno? I'd like to second this question... not so much the Brian Eno part, but the question about producers in general. The Stuart Pri...
by retrofuturist
Fri 20 Dec 2019, 10:30 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.
Replies: 423
Views: 34839

Re: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.

Greetings EV, Yeah, I think the two singles already released are the most obvious choices. It's not really a singles album, is it Retro? It's certainly not a Very or Actually, in that regard, for example. Agreed. Coming into this period, I was afraid that Neil was going to be overtly political and e...
by retrofuturist
Fri 20 Dec 2019, 12:14 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.
Replies: 423
Views: 34839

Re: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.

Greetings, I will repeat my question regarding middle-8's/bridges. Effen replied that there are some beautiful moments in this category, but it was not a very detailed answer ;). What are your thoughts? I can relate to Effen's response, because whilst there's definitely "beautiful moments", especial...
by retrofuturist
Fri 20 Dec 2019, 10:51 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.
Replies: 423
Views: 34839

Re: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.

Greetings all, Burning the Heather as the best ballad/mid? Does it mean that it belongs to top 3 of the album's tracks? Definitely Top 2 for me - I find it sublime. Long-term it would probably between this and Will O The Wisp... but they're both such incredibly different tracks, that weighing them u...
by retrofuturist
Fri 20 Dec 2019, 6:08 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.
Replies: 423
Views: 34839

Re: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.

Greetings, You seem a bit disappointed. No, it's about what I expected, given what we'd heard so far. I'm on my 3rd listen now and I'd happily agree with EV's 4 star review. I know a professional reviewer who plans on giving it 3.5 stars (just like the aforementioned professional review) once their ...
by retrofuturist
Fri 20 Dec 2019, 6:01 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.
Replies: 423
Views: 34839

Re: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.

Greetings, Do any of the songs overlap or segue into each other (Discoteca/Single; Nervously/End of the World) or are these ten COMPLETELY SEPARATE ENTITIES? I don't think this one has been answered yet. Yes, the first two tracks overlap slightly. If it occurs elsewhere, I haven't noticed. Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri 20 Dec 2019, 4:59 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.
Replies: 423
Views: 34839

Re: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.

Greetings, First impressions (as such, I will be focusing mainly on the sound, rather than exploring the lyrics)... Will O The Wisp – The boys have well and truly thrown the kitchen sink and everything at this one, alternating between phases of big dirty synth hooks, biting free-wheeling lyrical del...
by retrofuturist
Fri 20 Dec 2019, 2:39 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Possibilities of a Christmas leak
Replies: 54
Views: 5322

Re: Possibilities of a Christmas leak

Greetings,
retrofuturist wrote:
Mon 16 Dec 2019, 10:34 pm
Ears shut until I have the physical album in my hand...
I retract this earlier statement, as an opportunity has arisen for me to review the album.

:shhh:

Expect to hear a track-by-track review from me over the next day or two.

Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu 19 Dec 2019, 10:25 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Exclusive 7“ in German „Musikexpress“ magazine
Replies: 200
Views: 12285

Re: Exclusive 7“ in German „Musikexpress“ magazine

Greetings,

Hopefully you're right, Oakey. I guess in the end it will depend on how many are made - supply and demand.

Retro. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu 19 Dec 2019, 9:50 pm
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Exclusive 7“ in German „Musikexpress“ magazine
Replies: 200
Views: 12285

Re: Exclusive 7“ in German „Musikexpress“ magazine

Greetings, The average price on discogs for most exclusives of this sort is around 7-10 EUR, except for Prince. Also, no one is talking about the great magazine cover, which is a yet unseen picture! A comparable benchmark for pricing would probably be this... https://www.discogs.com/Pet-Shop-Boys-Wi...
by retrofuturist
Thu 19 Dec 2019, 10:37 am
Forum: Pet Shop Boys Discussion
Topic: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.
Replies: 423
Views: 34839

Re: Hotspot - Forum Reactions.

Greetings,

Remember when PSB lyrics relating to homosexuality were imbued with subtlety and subversive double meanings?

To Speak Is A Sin?

Later Tonight?

It Must Be Obvious?...

"We're getting married - a lot of people do it , Doesn't matter if you're straight or gay"

Retro. :)