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  1. crispy says

    “Thursday” is actually my least favorite track on an otherwise stellar album. The rap verse is just downright embarrassing.

  2. QJ201 says

    I love the PSB, loved West End Girls (when I was a teenager. I’m old).

    But the PSB have never evolved musically or creatively. It’s the same sound with the same lyrical style and vocal delivery.

  3. ElCid says

    @ QJ201,
    Have you been living under a rock just after they released West End Girls?
    They have EVOLVED in major way throughout their catalog!
    This particular album is the closest they have come to imitate the music they made from 1985-1987.
    Other than that they have been putting out a lot of creative and evolving music throughout their career!

  4. Jesse says

    How do you follow up the statement “I love PSB” by saying they lack any creativity and their music has not evolved? If I felt this way about a band or musician, I wouldn’t “love” them.
    Anyways, Pet Shop Boys have produced music for everyone from Ramstienn to Shirley Bassey, written musicals and ballets, as well as a soundtrack to a silent Russian film. They’ve done acoustic/guitar driven albums, all out pop, and all out club/dance tracks. 1987’s Introspective was stylistically and structurally nothing like their first two albums. 1990’s Behaviour was a further departure, moody and slow, working with people like Angelo Badalamanti.
    Not only are Pet Shop Boys creative and progressive with their music, but there are few other performers in the world currently who can rival them. I would counter anyone who takes issue with Neil’s vocals probably just isn’t much of a fan in the first place.
    Oh, and Thursday is fantastic. The track has a lot of space instrumentally and the rap by Example is perfect.

  5. Jesse says

    How do you follow up the statement “I love PSB” by saying they lack any creativity and their music has not evolved? If I felt this way about a band or musician, I wouldn’t “love” them.
    Anyways, Pet Shop Boys have produced music for everyone from Ramstienn to Shirley Bassey, written musicals and ballets, as well as a soundtrack to a silent Russian film. They’ve done acoustic/guitar driven albums, all out pop, and all out club/dance tracks. 1987’s Introspective was stylistically and structurally nothing like their first two albums. 1990’s Behaviour was a further departure, moody and slow, working with people like Angelo Badalamanti.
    Not only are Pet Shop Boys creative and progressive with their music, but there are few other performers in the world currently who can rival them. I would counter anyone who takes issue with Neil’s vocals probably just isn’t much of a fan in the first place.
    Oh, and Thursday is fantastic. The track has a lot of space instrumentally and the rap by Example is perfect.