Texas - Hi - 11th studio album

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  1. Iguana

    Iguana How much longer til you completely absolve me?

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    That's also a very obvious case of sing the verse live and mime the chorus. What a cop-out Sharleen
     
  2. HeLikedTurner

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    Never mind singing the verses, Sharls needs to learn from Mimi and only sing the occasional WORD live!
     
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  3. Iguana

    Iguana How much longer til you completely absolve me?

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    That sounds like more of a faff. You have to remember which the three words are!
     
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  4. Suedey

    Suedey [Women yelling in background]

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    Impromptu Texas top 10:

    1. In Demand
    2. Summer Son
    3. When we are Together
    4. What About Us [Thin White Duck Remix]
    5. Can't Resist
    6. Say What you Want
    7. Getaway
    8. Black-Eyed Boy
    9. Telephone X
    10. Inner Smile
     
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  5. Iguana

    Iguana How much longer til you completely absolve me?

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    OOOH OKAY THEN

    1. Put Your Arms Around Me
    2. In Our Lifetime
    3. Summer Son
    4. Tell That Girl
    5. Insane
    6. Breathless
    7. Saint
    8. Halo
    9. Black Eyed Boy
    10. Ticket To Lie

    Honourable mentions to The Hush, Drawing Crazy Patterns and Round The World
     
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  6. Suedey

    Suedey [Women yelling in background]

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    Ugh I forgot 'Put Your Arms Around Me' (so STOP!!!!!! - one of my favourite endings ever)

    Also 'Insane' and 'Breathless' are lovely and the latter could and should have been (yet) another single off the parent album.
     
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  7. Iguana

    Iguana How much longer til you completely absolve me?

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    I had a few days where I was OBSESSED with Put Your Arms Around Me last year. It's SO emotional.

    Breathless is an absolute gem. But it should be called Hold Me Tight because I always forget its name...
     
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  8. Iguana

    Iguana How much longer til you completely absolve me?

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    Wikipedia says:

    What the fuck?! Was this a Moopy poll?
     
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  9. Jark

    Jark I... know... how bad you want this

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    I can def manage a Texas top 10 :disco:

    01 Getaway
    02 Summer Son
    03 In Our Lifetime
    04 Cry
    05 Inner Smile
    06 I Don't Want a Lover
    07 Sleep
    08 Can't Resist
    09 Say What You Want
    10 Round the World

    Getaway is an INCREDIBLE song - it's the morning walk to the beach after a breakfast of strawberries to Summer Son's evening prowl to the club after four daiquiries :disco:
     
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  10. Tisch

    Tisch One step forward. And zwei zurürck.

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    I was obsessé with Getaway and Sleep when they came out.

    My top ten is coming #soon. I still need to think.
     
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  11. Alex

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    Oh I ADORE Getaway
     
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  12. octophone

    octophone WHOLE! NEW! WORLD!

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    There would be exactly no point in them releasing a single. Unless they could secure guest spots from Ariana Grande and three or four dead rappers.
     
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  13. Alex

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    Oh one I love that hasn't been mentioned so far the ORIGINAL Rick’s Road version of “So in love with you”


    The first three albums really had some great stuff on them.
     
  14. funky

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    Getaway is great. I love it when a band/artist can come with the goods so long into a career, even when success is on the wane.
     
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  15. Suedey

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    Red Book is so underrated.

    That being said I'm not super familiar with their discography really..
     
  16. funky

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    They did and you could only ever discover them if you went back there because after "I Don't Want A Lover" they fell off the radar completely for almost a decade. It's amazing they were able to keep churning out albums because WOB was album number FOUR I think, before they received any serious success?

    "So In Love With You" is fabulous. As is "Everyday Now" and "Alone With You"
     
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    I think the only reason "White On Blonde" took off is because Chris Evans started playing "Say What You Want" on his radio show. Or did I just make that up?
     
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  18. Suedey

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    Yeah and TFI Friday I think..
     
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  19. Iguana

    Iguana How much longer til you completely absolve me?

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    I just shuffled Texas on my phone. I Don't Want A Lover came on first and I'm not sure why but that amused me. I think Sharleen would approve
     
  20. jivafox

    jivafox chalamet & chill

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    I had The Hush on in the office today and I’m sure the builders outside LOVED IT.
     
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  21. funky

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    The Hush is extraordinary. A perfect summer album.
     
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    I've been on a Texas binge all day. I'd forgotten what a fantastic band they are. White On Blonde and The Hush are pretty much flawless. Absolutely love Careful What You Wish For and Jump On Board too!

    I really need to check out those first three albums. For some reason I've always though "Probably not for me".
     
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  23. Jark

    Jark I... know... how bad you want this

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    It always amuses me that they and Sharleen in particular seem to be perceived as a bit of a joke, because they made (and sometimes still make) some incredible music and let's face it, there weren't an abundance of British hands of their ilk doing that then or now
     
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  24. Alex

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    They sold quite well in France and Spain luckily after Southside, otherwise we'd have no WOB.
    YES with you 100% on those songs love them
     
  25. Iguana

    Iguana How much longer til you completely absolve me?

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    The Hush is one of my favourite albums. It's so familiar and the songwriting is top notch.

    Their greatest hits was MASSIVE. It's a shame that commercially nosedived from then on
     
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  26. Alex

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    Blame "Carnival Girl".
     
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  27. Jark

    Jark I... know... how bad you want this

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    they still scored 3 top 10 hits and a gold album (I think?) with Red Book!

    I blame Carnival Girl though. for everything.

    omg Alex :D
     
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  28. Iguana

    Iguana How much longer til you completely absolve me?

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    Oh I DO
     
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    Iguana How much longer til you completely absolve me?

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    I still feel like Red Book underperformed compared with what came before though. Maybe it's just my own interest in them dwindled but I felt like there was a perceived shift in attitude, like they were a bit past it
     
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    jivafox chalamet & chill

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    LEAVE CARNIVAL GIRL ALONE
     
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  31. jivafox

    jivafox chalamet & chill

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    They released a Greatest Hits at the height of their success which is a CURSE for any act.

    See also: The Corrs.
     
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  32. Alex

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    "Red book" repaired a little of the damage of the previous album, it was a massive uphill battle for them at that point
     
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  33. Alex

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    NEVER. I think it even caused BREXIT and Covid'19
     
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    They'd definitely crossed over from Radio 1 to Radio 2 territory by 2005. Despite being around since the 80s, I've always lumped peak Texas in with the likes of Travis and those other mid-to-late 90s indie bands. I think they were typecast after White on Blonde/The Hush.
     
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    Texas weren’t always a joke. I think that radio 2 adult pop sound has just dated, as it does (see also Gabrielle, Simply Red, many more). It’s cyclical I think. Phil Collins was massively recognised as tacky and dated in the noughties and these days he’s almost mythical now!

    from WOB through to The Greatest Hits they were played everywhere and very, very popular. I agree that a hits album when you’re peaking is a risky move but theirs felt more like a story so far set, because there had been so much music we missed in the early 90s when they were more of an underground band. I also agree about Carnival Girl. If they’d come back with the right song they might have kept it up a bit longer. Yeah it was a successful album but it killed their reputation.
     
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    I really don't get the hate for Carnival Girl? At least they were pushing themselves and trying something different, and ultimately it's a catchy song. I dunno...I think it's fine.
     
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  37. Iguana

    Iguana How much longer til you completely absolve me?

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    It's like saying BDay Song is a nice catchy addition to Madge's back catalogue
     
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    from someone else maybe. Even though Texas were known for combining genres, this just felt like an experiment too far. Sharleen has very deftly moved from rock to country to Motown to R&B, but Carnival Girl, whatever pseudo world music you’d file it under, just wasn’t believable.
     
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    Iguana How much longer til you completely absolve me?

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    I always assumed she was trying to recapture Say What You Want (All Day Every Day), which I also didn't like but was popular, but it didn't click
     
  40. jivafox

    jivafox chalamet & chill

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    It did feel a bit “rent a rapper” passed the peak of the trend, and the video is CRINGE. Personally I really like the song and it works much better in the context of the album and I don’t think it was a disaster, but I can see how it didn’t work as the comeback single from Texas.
     
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