Rank the albums, Where is "Super"?

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#46 Post by stussyboy »

I'm glad to see Elysium has a few fans.
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#47 Post by jasonjohn »

I find it impossible to rank the albums!

They're all either great or interesting to me.

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#48 Post by Drem »

Summing up my personal ratings (on scale of 1...5) for songs, my "technical chart" of Pet Shop Boys albums is:

Behaviour 90% (5/5: "Being boring", "This must be the place...", "Only the wind", "Nervously", "Jealousy")
Introspective 86% (5/5: "Left to my own devices", "I want a dog", "It's alright")
Actually 78% (5/5: "What have I done to deserve this?", "I want to wake up", "King's Cross")
Nightlife 76% (5/5: "I don't know what you want...", "You only tell me...", "The only one")
Very 75% (5/5: "Liberation", "A different point of view", "One and one make five", "Young offender")
Release 74% (5/5: "I get along", "London")
Bilingual 73% (5/5: "Se a vida e", "It always comes as a surprise", "Up against it", "The survivors")
Fundamental 71% (5/5: "Psychological", "Minimal", "Luna Park", "Twentieth Century")
Super 70% (5/5: "The dictator decides", "Undertow")
Yes 69% (5/5: "Did you see me coming?", "The way it used to be")
Elysium 68% (5/5: "Leaving", "Invisible", "Breathing space")
Electric 68% (5/5: "Vocal")
Please 67% (5/5: "Love comes quickly", "Why don't we live together?")
Relentless 60% (no 5/5 but 4/5 for "The man who has everything")

Though that's indeed a "technical chart", and Pet Shop Boys albums that I love the most are "Behaviour", "Introspective", "Bilingual", "Nightlife", "Release", "Fundamental" and "Elysium". And frankly, despite the numbers above I never was mad about "Actually" and "Very". Most likely, those two albums are my least favourite ones.

I have no idea how much I like "Super" as a whole release... probably on 9th or 10th place. Which of course doesn't mean I consider it weak - they had never released anything that I didn't liked (except of "Disco 2"). But my reception of any Pet Shop Boys album is based not solely on its tracktlist, there are many other factors including, of course, my view of life at the time of album's release. And I agree with glennjridge, it's probably too early to make a weighted decision: let's see what next singles and Super tour will be.
"I think it’s an amazingly good album, I’ve got to be honest with you. It’s one of the albums I feel most proud of. But for people who don’t really know us, and have a sort of an idea about us, ‘Electric’ is more what the Pet Shop Boys are meant to be."
(Neil Tennant, speaking about "Elysium" on the eve of "Electric" release.)

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#49 Post by Dog »

01 Actually
02 Please
03 Introspective
04 Yes
05 Fundamental
06 Release
07 Electric
08 Behaviour
09 Very
10 Elysium
11 Super
12 Bilingual
13 Nightlife
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#50 Post by drunk14 »

Good to unearth this topic just before the new release:

01. Behaviour
02. Very
03. Fundamental
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04. Actually
05. Introspective
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06. Yes
07. Please
08. Electric
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09. Bilingual
10. Release
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11. Nightlife
12. Super
13. Elysium

I would be happy and more than satisfied to see "Hotspot" somewhere between Yes, Please and Electric in several years.
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#51 Post by retrofuturist »

Greetings,

Same basic list as 2016, just with Hotspot inserted into the mix now...

1. Behaviour
2. Very
3. Introspective
4. Electric
5. Yes
6. Fundamental
7. Actually
8. Please
9. Hotspot
10. Elysium
11. Bilingual
12. Super
13. Release
14. Nightlife

Retro. :)

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#52 Post by E-Mail Vampire »

1. Release
2. Nightlife
3. Bilingual
4. Behaviour
5. Yes
6. Super
7. Actually
8. Very
9. Introspective
10. Electric
11. Fundamental
12. Please
13. Elysium

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#53 Post by jules »

01. Fundamental
02. Actually
03. Very
04. Introspective
05. Behaviour
06. Please
07. Yes
08. Elysium
09. Bilingual
10. Super
11. Nightlife
12. Release
13. Electric

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#54 Post by srpsb »

1. Fundamental
2. Electric
3. Behaviour
4. Yes
5. Introspective
6. Release
7. Actually
8. Nightlife
9. Please
10. Bilingual
11. Super
12. Very
13. Elysium

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#55 Post by jasonjohn »

Oh God I tried but it's impossible for me to rank albums

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#56 Post by davidctecno »

1. Actually
2. Very/Relentless
3. Nightlife
4. Electric
5.Please
6. Yes
7.Introspective
8.Bilingual
9.Behaviour
10.Super
11.Release
12.Elysium
13.Fundamental ( I hate the ballads in this album)

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#57 Post by Pod »

1. Behaviour
2. Electric
3. Introspective
4. Very
5. Actually
6. Please
7. Super
8. Bilingual
9. Fundamental
10. Release
11. Nightlife
12. Yes
13. Elysium
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#58 Post by Jim »

1. Behaviour
2. Electric
3. Very
4. Please
5. Actually
6. Introspective
7. Fundamental
8. Yes
9. Super
10. Bilingual
11. Elysium
12. Release
13. Nightlife

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#59 Post by PopKid78 »

1. Behaviour
2. Introspective
3. Actually
4. Please
5. Very
6. Electric
7. Fundamental
8. Bilingual
9. Yes
10. Elysium
11. Super
12. Release
13. Nightlife


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Re: Rank the albums, Where is "Super"?

#60 Post by leesmapman »

Actually
Introspective
Electric
Fundamental
Please
Super
Behaviour
Very
Yes
Bilingual
Nightlife
Release
Elysium

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