It's great. Best dance music I've heard in a long time.
I don't like it. Dull, boring disco. Yawn.
I saw them do an acoustic set about ten years ago, I thought it would be bad as they are essentially an electro band but they were fantastic. The new one holds up to older material, they've still got it.
It's very good. The tracks would have been B-sides 15-20 years ago, but I still like it a lot.
"Inside a Dream" is a a really stellar track... There is always one and this is the one I want to hear unexpectedly in a club
Yes, it's really great. A real return to their fine form. I wasn't to thrilled with their last album.
I could live without Last To Die on it. A good song but I don't see the point of covering it In such a straightforward manner. The rest is excellent. Probably my favorite album of the year, so far. This is what Daft Punk were trying to do and never quite pulled it off.
Bolshy Bolshy Bolshy oh ....
I have been listening to it repeatedly all week. It's the best thing they've released in 20 years.
I thought the Daft Punk album was okay but a bit overrated.
I didn't like it, and I usually love when they go more dancey.
I think Stuart Price is getting to be a bit of a hack. "Bolshy" is funny, but I actually burst out laughing to the pretentiousness of "Love is a Bourgeois Construct". The "Vocal" remix by Flashmob is much better than the album cut.
Elysium was boring. This is just derivative.
OK, you bitches owe me.
I bought this just based on your raves.
It's really bad. The music is dated. And the lyrics are either boring, nonexistent or silly/pretentious (I, too, laughed at "bourgeois").
And I thought Yes was a pretty good CD.
R19, I don't think you get it.
Hmmm, R19, I think you should give it another chance.
The album really takes off with the song I linked beloew.
This is my favorite song on the new album. That break that starts at 2:15 sounds straight off of "Please."
It's an interesting record in that it doesn't really sound like any other one of their albums, but there are very obvious nods to various points in their career throughout it.
R20: That's right. It's so sophisticated, it went right over my head.
I went on a 5 km run this afternoon and listened to it. Great running soundtrack!
An amazing album, and "Vocal" is so euphoric it just takes you to church.
It's in the music...
I wish I liked this album more. PSB has been one of my favorite pop groups since they first came out in the '80's but more and more they seem to be retreading most of the same sounds and ideas since the mid 1990's. The best song on this album is the Springsteen cover "The Last to Die". Or, maybe I just changed and need something more musically sophisticated to listen to.
These guys are the most consistent pop group working today. They may not change with fashion, but keep pumping out absolute quality every time. There's always something joyous about what they do.
Dated? Given that most crap that's infesting the radio sounds like warmed over rehash of the 80s samples with some rent-a-rapper barking over it, this album sounds super contemporary in comparison. It is basically a cross cut through dance music from the early 80s (Axis) to this date (Shouting in the Evening), given a modern polish. Thursday is something that in a just world would be a chart topper for a month, and the song I have wanted them to make since late 80s.
Thursday is my favorite on the album. Great song.
I agree. Thursday rules.
They should do another album with Dusty Springfield.
That would be great, R31, except Dusty is dead.
What R2 said. Every track is excellent.
The Vocal remixes are out now too, BTW.
Ok, Roisin Murphy, then.
I just re-listened to the whole album and it's wonderful. There is so much shit pop music now, it's just good to hear something like the Pet Shop Boys, who know how to make quality stuff. I know the PSB isn't to everyone's taste, but I've always loved them.
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