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Pet Shop Boys - Hotspot

Discussion in 'Pop & Justice' started by Future Lover, Aug 23, 2019.

  1. I'm also not a big fan of Olly's voice but I love it regardless.
    Neil sounds amazing, something about his voice and the 80s style production makes it sound like a long lost classic from the Actually era.

    Here's the lyric video:
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  2. Are there going to be advance/priority tickets available for the 2020 tour or is it general sale only on Friday?
  3. I'm here for this sounding eerily like the exact opening to Rozalla's 'Everybody's Free (To Feel Good)'.
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  5. It wouldn't surprise me if the placeholder IS the artwork!
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  6. I am depressingly finding this song a snooze fest.
  7. Someone mentioned "Tracks" as an album title suggestion - I would totally be here for that!
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  8. Is this image new? I like the mood, it's nicer than some other recent photography of them

  9. Chris never seems to at all.
  10. Imagine if over the course of the last 7 years they identified tracks which sounded like they would fit onto a hits compilation and kept them back for the final part of the trilogy
  11. Inland Empire

    Inland Empire Staff Member

    Dreamland is...kind of a letdown. Neil and Olly's voices don't work together at all, and I get that the production is supposed to sound 80s but it just sounds cheap and dated. There's a way to do throwbacks that don't sound like they're stuck in the past (e.g. Axis, Burn, Up In Flames by Years & Years), and this isn't it.

    I gotta say though, I really hope the "placeholder" title and cover are in fact the actual title and cover. The artwork for Electric and Super looked like they had no effort put into them at all, so it'd be iconic for them to...literally not put any effort into the final part of the trilogy.
  12. It's not hard when he only shows 25% of his face.
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  13. Yeah we literally only see his chin.
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  14. Hopefully only Chris Lowe
  15. Is it just me or does the mastering sound a bit muddy?
  16. He has a great stylist :o)
  17. I hope Dreamland is a grower, preferred the MUSIK EP, although it's also much better than anything on Agenda.
  18. Is it the same one as Kate Bush?
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2019
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  19. Just tried another few listens - it starts out 80s-ish with that generic synth but then it turns into some kind of 2000s dance pop house thing. I'm sure they have worked hard on it but it would be better if it was just Neil singing, Ollie's voice is probably more suited to house (Play is a great tune).

    Dreamland reminds me of Summer Of Love by Steps (the latter is better)

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  20. Woof
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