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Re: Strange feeling...

#16 Post by fac23 » Fri 13 Jul 2018, 11:37 pm

PSB had a fantastic 10 year album run from 1986 on. 1996 was the beginning of a 10 year stretch of deeply flawed albums. 2006 marked an impressive turnaround followed by a bunch of great albums. Well, 2016 brought us Super. I hereby predict, the next masterpiece will appear in 2026. Only eight years to go. Hold on.

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Re: Strange feeling...

#17 Post by madsnielsen » Sat 14 Jul 2018, 12:36 am

Love comes quickly
whatever you do
you can't stop falling
:up:

to
You try
You lose
You don't fall in love by chance
You choose
:eh:
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#18 Post by madsnielsen » Sat 14 Jul 2018, 1:11 am

This is actually quite fun.
Dressing individually doesn't impress me
I think that it's pathetic
Following fashion, I just like it
Don't I?
Don't want to be seen or heard
Don't want to shout out loud
I want to be part of the herd
one of the crowd
:up:

to
When they see
the latest me
people stop and stare
I don't mind
I’m on cloud nine
I can walk on air
I've earned the moment
I've got to be seen
I'm gonna go out
and live beyond the dream
:down: :shifty:
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#19 Post by Pod » Sat 14 Jul 2018, 10:14 am

Talking of strange feelings. I’ve more than a strange feeling that this is an imposter on the Wikipedia of Chris. Looks nothing like him! It seems Chris really does want to be a recluse!
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Re: Strange feeling...

#20 Post by daveid » Sat 14 Jul 2018, 11:06 am

I flogged Please, Actually and Introspective FLs the other day (but I'd bought the 2018 remasters so that's OK!)

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#21 Post by Marie loves PSB » Sat 14 Jul 2018, 2:07 pm

Pod wrote:
Sat 14 Jul 2018, 10:14 am
Talking of strange feelings. I’ve more than a strange feeling that this is an imposter on the Wikipedia of Chris. Looks nothing like him! It seems Chris really does want to be a recluse!
I think Wikipedia needs enlightening! lol...

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#22 Post by NotInvisible » Sat 14 Jul 2018, 4:19 pm

York Minster wrote:
Fri 13 Jul 2018, 10:22 pm
Winner is sickeningly earnest and gooey sweet.
I can't believe I'm about to defend Winner, but... it's not actually sickeningly earnest. There's a melancholy subtext in the lyrics that's really brought out in the Andrew Dawson extended mix. The narrator doesn't quite believe what's happening to him; he's a struggling loser, someone who fully expects a short-lived victory that will ultimately be taken away, someone who concedes that time is likely to "hurt" him.

Don't get me wrong, it's not the kind of song I want from Pet Shop Boys, but the sentiment is often mischaracterized by fans throw by the chorus.

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#23 Post by redsock » Sat 14 Jul 2018, 4:29 pm

Pod wrote:
Sat 14 Jul 2018, 10:14 am
Talking of strange feelings. I’ve more than a strange feeling that this is an imposter on the Wikipedia of Chris. Looks nothing like him! It seems Chris really does want to be a recluse!
No way! You want to know something really odd/bizarre? I know that guy in the picture, he's the husband of my brother in law's sister, and believe it or not his name actually is Chris Lowe! :lol:

https://hk.linkedin.com/in/chriswglowe

https://twitter.com/chriswglowe

I think either someone on the wiki has just googled his name and stuck any old pic on, or it's this guys mates having a laugh at his expense.

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#24 Post by Pod » Sun 15 Jul 2018, 10:38 am

redsock wrote:
Sat 14 Jul 2018, 4:29 pm
Pod wrote:
Sat 14 Jul 2018, 10:14 am
Talking of strange feelings. I’ve more than a strange feeling that this is an imposter on the Wikipedia of Chris. Looks nothing like him! It seems Chris really does want to be a recluse!
No way! You want to know something really odd/bizarre? I know that guy in the picture, he's the husband of my brother in law's sister, and believe it or not his name actually is Chris Lowe! :lol:

https://hk.linkedin.com/in/chriswglowe

https://twitter.com/chriswglowe

I think either someone on the wiki has just googled his name and stuck any old pic on, or it's this guys mates having a laugh at his expense.
Brilliant!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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#25 Post by Gabby » Sun 15 Jul 2018, 4:18 pm

Pod wrote:
Sun 15 Jul 2018, 10:38 am
redsock wrote:
Sat 14 Jul 2018, 4:29 pm
Pod wrote:
Sat 14 Jul 2018, 10:14 am
Talking of strange feelings. I’ve more than a strange feeling that this is an imposter on the Wikipedia of Chris. Looks nothing like him! It seems Chris really does want to be a recluse!
No way! You want to know something really odd/bizarre? I know that guy in the picture, he's the husband of my brother in law's sister, and believe it or not his name actually is Chris Lowe! :lol:

https://hk.linkedin.com/in/chriswglowe

https://twitter.com/chriswglowe

I think either someone on the wiki has just googled his name and stuck any old pic on, or it's this guys mates having a laugh at his expense.
The irony is, if you cover up the top of his head, there's more than a passing resemblance...
Brilliant!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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#26 Post by Propertius » Sun 15 Jul 2018, 6:39 pm

I listened to Elysian on my commute to work last week, and I found myself liking “Winner” for the first time. What occurred to me is that the music is pretty good and it might have been a hit if some other band had sung it, or it would have been a better PSB song if Neil had written more characteristically sophisticated lyrics.

Keep in mind, “Winner” was a deliberate experiment in trying to write the kind of song PSB don’t normally do, a mid-tempo anthemic ballad. If it wasn’t fully successful that should be seen less as a sign of PSB’s fading powers than as I sign that they’re still creative enough to try something new.

The lyrics are particularly weak, and not just because they’re simple. Neil has done effective simple lyrics before. But Elysian as a whole isn’t lyrically weak: “Leaving” is beautiful on every level, “Requiem” is packed with allusions, “Your Ealy Stuff” and “Ego Music” are witty in different ways.

On the wider theme of this thread, though, I do know what the “cooling off” feels like. I find I don’t count down the days until the announcement of the next album, for example. But that’s me getting older, not the Boys becoming less good.

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#27 Post by Propertius » Sun 15 Jul 2018, 6:39 pm

I listened to Elysium on my commute to work last week, and I found myself liking “Winner” for the first time. What occurred to me is that the music is pretty good and it might have been a hit if some other band had sung it, or it would have been a better PSB song if Neil had written more characteristically sophisticated lyrics.

Keep in mind, “Winner” was a deliberate experiment in trying to write the kind of song PSB don’t normally do, a mid-tempo anthemic ballad. If it wasn’t fully successful that should be seen less as a sign of PSB’s fading powers than as a sign that they’re still creative enough to try something new.

The lyrics are particularly weak, and not just because they’re simple. Neil has done effective simple lyrics before. But Elysium as a whole isn’t lyrically weak: “Leaving” is beautiful on every level, “Requiem” is packed with allusions, “Your Ealy Stuff” and “Ego Music” are witty in different ways.

On the wider theme of this thread, though, I do know what the “cooling off” feels like. I find I don’t count down the days until the announcement of the next album, for example. But that’s me getting older, not the Boys becoming less good.

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Re: Strange feeling...

#28 Post by retrofuturist » Mon 16 Jul 2018, 1:54 am

When the quality of their output at the turn of the millennium, my "fandom" waned. With Disco 4 and the Pop Art singles, it sprung back into life. Fandom isn't a permanent static thing.

I wasn't a big fan of Super (for example) but the string of great and diverse albums before it, from Fundamental through to Electric, assure me that a great song or a great album will be forthcoming next time the boys hit the studio in earnest.

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Re: Strange feeling...

#29 Post by ArtHist » Mon 16 Jul 2018, 12:30 pm

redsock wrote:
Sat 14 Jul 2018, 4:29 pm
Pod wrote:
Sat 14 Jul 2018, 10:14 am
Talking of strange feelings. I’ve more than a strange feeling that this is an imposter on the Wikipedia of Chris. Looks nothing like him! It seems Chris really does want to be a recluse!
No way! You want to know something really odd/bizarre? I know that guy in the picture, he's the husband of my brother in law's sister, and believe it or not his name actually is Chris Lowe! :lol:

https://hk.linkedin.com/in/chriswglowe

https://twitter.com/chriswglowe

I think either someone on the wiki has just googled his name and stuck any old pic on, or it's this guys mates having a laugh at his expense.
I dunno you guys, I think it's the real Chris alright. Here he is with Neil in that Cardi B interview that was mentioned in another thread ; )
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Re: Strange feeling...

#30 Post by Pod » Mon 16 Jul 2018, 7:12 pm

:lol:
Just for the sake of it, make sure you're always frowning. :|
It shows the world that you've got substance and depth.

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