MOOPY ALBUM SYNC LISTEN - Pet Shop Boys - Actually - 29/06

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  1. Tisch

    Tisch Aka Tisch Paris, aka Tisch Successful

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    I went simply on the fact that I know the yawning cover and it's a bit iconic. Have to say I know I only joined part way through but I am bit disappointed so far.

    Not disappointed more, unaffected.
     
  2. dmlaw

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    I only really got into their albums for Very. I'm not sure if they are much of an albums act in terms of their albums making a coherent artistic statement. You could probably swap most of the singles from album to album without anyone really noticing.
     
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    I like 'Hit Music'.
     
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    It possibly doesn't help that the songs are quite long. A slightly dull five minute song is much more objectionable than a slightly dull three and a half minute song.
     
  5. Tisch

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    Yeah this is punching more
     
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    The jabby 80s synths are in full effect here. Still a total album track.
     
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  7. dmlaw

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    Yes, I like this more. Even 'What Have I Done To a Deserve a This' was quite mid tempo and we needed something more lively.
     
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  9. dmlaw

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    I say as it slows right down for about ten bloody minutes.
     
  10. Tisch

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    It's all a bit repetitive isn't it? Is that the point?
     
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    And slow again. They can do low key quite well sometimes. Not here.
     
  12. Tisch

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    So I read "It Couldn't Happen Here" is about people's initial denial that the Aids crisis would reach the UK. Pretty apt when you think about how little a deal was made of coronavirus when that news broke...
     
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    Sorry gang! Long day at work and had to get started on my famous vegan banana bread when I got back (:zombie: ) - bit late to start now although I can see from the comments this one may join the Butterfly sync party and annoy our resident PSB stans! :D
     
  14. dmlaw

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    I'm not sure I like this very much either. It should be a really sad song, but it's ridiculously over produced. Frankly, I'm only just resisting the temptation to skip to It's A Sin right now.
     
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    Would be nice to have an Erasure sync at some point since they're clearly the more superior '80s duo :eyes:
     
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    I am a PSB fan!
     
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  18. dmlaw

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    Who are the PSB Stans and where are they? Maybe it would be more enjoyable with some knowledgable context.
     
  19. dmlaw

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    Chorus is on the list and much better than this.
     
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    Now It's A Sin is fucking essential. The chugging shiney beat disco beat and choral opening is absolute magic.
     
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    Sorry, this sucks
     
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    Dotmusic
     
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    At least we have two absolute 10s to make up for the weaker moments.
     
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    It's A Sin is fantastic. The drama.:disco:
     
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    Yeah it totally washed over me. I don't know how you can do a sad song with absolutely no hint of melancholy in your voice. I know Neil Tennant's renowned for his roboticness, but then he should stick to songs that suit it.

    Like It's a Sin :disco:
     
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    I'd say @Sheena is definitely a stan as is @Dr Lecter.

    @Ag is a fan as well to be fair .. I was just being flippant!
     
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    Very true. If they'd had the good sense to put Always On My Mind on this album, there would have been three.
     
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    It's a Sin really is disco drama at its finest.
     
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    I'm a fan too, but really only the singles, at least this far back.
     
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    The talking in tongues effect is amazing.
     
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    I Want To Wake Up is pretty decent.
     
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    I have never heard this before.
     
  34. dmlaw

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    This is good. A step down from It's A Sin, but then nearly anything would have been.
     
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    I feel a lot more 'in it' now, but It's a Sin and
    this should be around track 2 and 3 not 7 and 8
     
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    I really the only tracks that could follow Its A Sin are Losing My Mind and Lay All Your Love On Me.
     
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  38. dmlaw

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    Heart is also totally essential. They were right not to let Madonna have it.
     
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    Heart is fucking amazing. First of theirs I knew and I never looked back.
     
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  40. Tisch

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    Loving Heart already. I almost feel like the album is back to front with all the hard hitters coming at the end
     
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