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What Are You Listening To - The Reckoning

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I've been listening to the new Pet Shop Boys album 'Elysium' for the past few days. I'd read a couple of reviews that said it wasn't their best work, with only a handful of standout tracks, but I bought it anyway being a fan. So far, the reviews appear to be spot on. It's not bad, but a lot of it is quite forgettable by their usual (IMO) lofty standards. Their most recent odds n ends collection 'Format' is, surprisingly, much more entertaining and varied.

John, I'd argue that the best bits on 'Elysium' sound like 'Behaviour', which is, in my opinion, the strongest PSB studio album (though 'Actually' runs it close). Having said that, some of the other bits on there are pretty dreadful. A mixed bag, but not their worst album.

Having a Kraftwerk day today - lots of their albums back to back. Now on to "Computer World". "When I press a special key, it plays a little melody" etc etc

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Play with warning. It's catchy.

So is herpes. :unsure:

What an absolute pile of carp.

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So is herpes. :unsure:

What an absolute pile of carp.

A lot more merit than the output from your typical hip hop/rap artist nowadays.

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A lot more merit than the output from your typical hip hop/rap artist nowadays.

Just because there is something out there even worse doesn't make the thing you are comparing it to any good. :rolleyes:

Anyway, some music and what I've just listened to:

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That's bloomin marvellous, thank you. Just looked them up and they seem like a genuinely good live band too. Their version of the classic 'Satta Massagana' is also very refreshing.

Nice one Mr Futtocks, another new band to discover and cherish. :)

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That's bloomin marvellous, thank you. Just looked them up and they seem like a genuinely good live band too. Their version of the classic 'Satta Massagana' is also very refreshing.

Nice one Mr Futtocks, another new band to discover and cherish. :)

On a whim, I signed up to Real World records website, and one of the things they offered was a free download of the first 4 tracks of this album. I bought the whole thing pretty soon after!

The pianist on this album, Samuel Yirga, got a solo deal from this collaboration, and he's pretty good too.

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Just because there is something out there even worse doesn't make the thing you are comparing it to any good. :rolleyes:

Anyway, some music and what I've just listened to:

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Compare & Discuss....

I was there, bloody hell, ten years ago, & it's still as wet

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So is herpes. :unsure:

What an absolute pile of carp.

I never said it was good. Like the way you followed that with the vastly overrated New Order! :lol:

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I never said it was good. Like the way you followed that with the vastly overrated New Order! :lol:

I was sticking strictly to the title of the thread; that was what shuffled it's way onto my playlist at the time of responding to Sev's post. :rolleyes:

Never thought of them as being overrated BTW.

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I was sticking strictly to the title of the thread; that was what shuffled it's way onto my playlist at the time of responding to Sev's post. :rolleyes:

Never thought of them as being overrated BTW.

I have a mental block with some bands and won't listen to them. It's the same with the Smith's and Bruce Springsteen.

In films I'm like that with Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage. :blink:

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Pumpkin FM on that there internet. British comedy, American comedy, thrillers and sci-fi on four different channels.

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Just had an uncontrollable urge to play some New Seekers songs. I'm sure it's nothing to do with the two female singers! :wub:

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just downloaded 'Solid Ice'

by this guy

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Vorrei Cantare Come Biagio Antonacci by Simone Cristicchi

quirky but catchy. ;) precdeded by Uptown Top Rankin by Althea & Donna. Also fairly quirky!

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Latest haul from the second-hand shop:

  • Dr John - In the right Place
  • ELO - Out of the Blue
  • Grace Jones - Nightclubbing
  • Paul Simon - Rhythm of the Saints
  • Richie Havens - On Stage

Only listened to the Grace Jones album so far. Amazing production, great playing, some good songs, some not so hot. 'Feel up' especially, belongs in the latter category.

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Latest haul from the second-hand shop:

  • Dr John - In the right Place
  • ELO - Out of the Blue
  • Grace Jones - Nightclubbing
  • Paul Simon - Rhythm of the Saints
  • Richie Havens - On Stage

Only listened to the Grace Jones album so far. Amazing production, great playing, some good songs, some not so hot. 'Feel up' especially, belongs in the latter category.

there's a biog of Jeff Lynne on the telly tonight BBC4 I think.

I loved the Idle Race, ELO much less so

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