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PSB3: Pet Shop Boys rate, 2006-2019. #27 Attractively banal

Discussion in 'Charts, rates etc' started by Ray, Mar 18, 2019.


What is your favourite section of this rate?

  1. Fundamental

    13 vote(s)
  2. Yes

    17 vote(s)
  3. Elysium

    3 vote(s)
  4. Electric

    11 vote(s)
  5. Super

    3 vote(s)
  6. Agenda

    3 vote(s)
  7. Others

    1 vote(s)
  8. Christmas

    0 vote(s)
  1. Ray


    Awkay, I've almost recovered from my near-death experience (being with two lawyers in one room) (not in the adult entertainment way). Please make sure our rate stays on the first page.

    R-A-T-I-N-G, yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
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  2. Drag them!

    I'm pretty sure the Boys aren't the only ones who have kept working with Tim rather than Brian... I think it's pretty clear that he's also creative but, unlike Brian and probably Miranda, not a dick.
    Giving 10's to both.
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  3. Thank you for your scores, guys! I hope this will be a raging success by the end of May.

    Since we're focusing on "Yes", we need to mention their possibly longest running tour (tied with "Super" now!) - the "Pandemonium" tour. This was their first full-blown collaboration with Stuart Price, which brought us the trilogy we all know and love. They also used it as a template for the supporting shows before Take That. The last date they played was almost overlapping with "Elysium", talk about flogging a dead horse! Here's a video, in case you missed it.

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  4. Ray


    I'm back...


    ...and working on the spreadsheet with all dem scores.

    My averages:

    Fundamental 6.68
    Yes 6.59
    Christmas 6.1666
    Elysium 5.04
    Electric 7.77
    Super 6.125 (that's way more than I expected)
    Agenda 9.25
    Others 5.14

    Zeroes: 6
    Tens: 22
  5. But...I loved you!?!
  6. I'm feeling the controversy, and it's starting early!
  7. Ray


    Sorry, couldn't give it all 10s even for you!
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  8. Funny, I barely have any 10s, and yet my averages are higher! Also, no zeroes. Maybe a 3 something lowest.
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  9. Interesting. I'm conflicted about giving zeroes. On one hand, there are a few truly abysmal songs in this group, but a zero score implies the song has no redeeming qualities whatsoever. A zero means the world would be a better place without the song in question, and I'm not sure any of these tunes deserve that. Alternatively, as our scale is 0-11, it would be foolish to purposefully avoid giving zeroes as that's a type of response bias. Maybe I'm overthinking this...
  10. Well, it's all individual, I'd say. As you said, zero means an abomination against God in my eyes, or a punishment for trolling, and I find neither here.
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  11. Ray


    Not every song can be a winner, but hold on as a party song might numb your pain.
  12. No, you´r not! These thoughts are perfectly fine and healthy.
    I remember that I even gave What Keeps Mankind Alive a point (or half a point). But this time might be different...the agenda clearly calls for some zeros that can´t be divided.
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  13. Ray


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    Here's a totally scientific display of my votes, starting from 3.5-4.5 etc.
    Damn, man, this bitch is a stan.
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  15. My averages:

    Fundamental 8.81
    Yes 6.09
    Christmas 4.66
    Elysium 7.13
    Electric 8.88
    Super 7.21
    Agenda 5.75
    Others 5.67

    Zeroes: 2
    Tens: 12
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  16. The highs this time round are amazing really, so many absolute bangers......not much middle ground though as the lows are really low. Am almost finished and have surprised myself in relation to one album in particular.
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  17. Averages:

    Fundamental 6
    Yes 5 (This I expected)
    Elysium 6.9 (This I didn't expect, definitely gets better with age)
    Electric 8.3
    Super 7
    Agenda 3.11
    Others 4.7

    1 X 0
    8 X 10
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  18. Fundamental - Low: 6 x 4 - High: 10 x 2 - Avg: 7.32
    Yes - Low: 6 x 1 - High: 11 (10 x 2) - Avg: 8.18
    Elysium - Low: 4 x 1 - High: 9 x 1 - Avg: 6.08
    Electric - Low: 0 x 1 - High: 7 x 1 - Avg: 4.33
    Super - Low: 3 x 1 - High: 7 x 1 - Avg: 4.75
    Agenda - Low: 5 x 1 - High: 8 x 1 - Avg: 6.5

    The last two are still preliminary scores, and I haven't gotten through the extras yet.
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  19. I'm nervous we've only had one post from @OspreyQueen to date. You are participating, correct? So much of your commentary from #2 gave me life, and that has nothing to do with the fact that we shared the same 11.
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  20. I am participating! I’m just focusing on the Kate Bush rate right now, but when I’m done with that I’ll get started on this one.
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