Erasure or the Pet Shop Boys?
|by Anonymous||reply 43||03/04/2013|
Pet Shop Boys.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||10/12/2010|
I like PSB very much but Erasure always had my heart. There was something much more dreamy and strange about them.%0D %0D And Andy Bell has a better voice than Neil Tennant.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||10/12/2010|
pet shop boys.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||10/12/2010|
|by Anonymous||reply 4||10/12/2010|
PET SHOP BOYS.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||10/12/2010|
Erasure is wonderful musical melodrama. Petshop Boys is a little too spoken word for my tastes - Lou Reed with a sinus infection, but upbeat because of the Drixoral.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||10/12/2010|
This is stupid, why do we have to choose? Why not phrase it, who do you prefer? I think PSB, because I like more of their material and their singing voices better than that screechy Erasure dude who sounds like a girl. But I do like a few Erasure songs.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||10/12/2010|
[quote]I think PSB, because I like more of their material and their singing voices better than that screechy Erasure dude who sounds like a girl.%0D %0D You prefer a guy who sings in falsetto to "that screechy ERasure dude" ?
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|by Anonymous||reply 9||10/12/2010|
Right, R7. I prefer Erasure's melodies and Andy Bell's range to PSB's computerized "bip bip bip bop bop bop" and Neil Tennant's nasally monotone. I do love PSB's "Very" album, though.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||10/12/2010|
PSB worked with Dusty AND Liza.%0D %0D PSB, all the way.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||10/12/2010|
Erasure is faggier.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||10/12/2010|
Erasure collaborated with Lene Lovich, kd lang, and Diamanda Galas.%0D %0D So there.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||10/12/2010|
Pet Shop Boys. Totally.%0D %0D I mean, I like them both, but really, there's no doubt in my mind which is better over-all.%0D
|by Anonymous||reply 14||10/12/2010|
|by Anonymous||reply 15||10/12/2010|
Cyndi Lauper recently recorded something with Erasure.%0D %0D
|by Anonymous||reply 16||10/12/2010|
Both are great, but my heart belongs to the Pet Shop Boys.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||10/12/2010|
Pets Shop Boys are by far, the better song writers, which is really what stands the test of time.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||10/12/2010|
camp act or societal reflection?
|by Anonymous||reply 19||03/03/2013|
Pet Shop Boys
|by Anonymous||reply 20||03/03/2013|
Erasure. Both bands are synth pop, but I like Andy Bell's soulful voice so much more. Erasure's songs had better lyrics IMO.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||03/03/2013|
Well then r16 ask yourself now can you forgive her? If she begs you to..
|by Anonymous||reply 22||03/03/2013|
Erasure will always have the edge for me. Just fun, pure pop. Andy's voice was wonderful whether he was doing dance tracks or ballads.
I love a lot of the Pet Shop Boys output as well, but there's something missing as well. Heart? Soul? I think it's Neil's cold, sometimes detached vocals prevent a true connection to the music. The production is always outstanding but the sheer joy of a classic Erasure track just isn't there.
I will say, I think Pet Shop Boys output has been more consistent over the years. As much as I love 80s and 90s Erasure, their last few albums have been very cheap-sounding and forgettable. And sadly, Andy Bell's voice is a sad echo of what it once was. Neil Tennant, on the other hand, still sounds exactly the same and PSB's recent recordings sound like they could have come from any time in their career.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||03/03/2013|
R7 = Sheldon Cooper
|by Anonymous||reply 24||03/03/2013|
PBS, no contest. Much better writer/producers and all of that, but most importantly the shrill Erasure singer is terrible. Neil isn't the best singer, but at least he's listenable.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||03/03/2013|
I love both, but if I have to choose, I choose Pet Shop Boys.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||03/03/2013|
Definitely the Pets, as much as I also like Erasure. Also, I strongly disagree with the person who said that Erasure had the better lyrics. PSB have the edge in that department.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||03/03/2013|
Pet Shop Boys clearly are the more prolific of the 2. Very lush production values and are incredible writers. Their music will stand the test of time over Erasures
|by Anonymous||reply 29||03/03/2013|
PSB. Larger catalog than Erasure and I most of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||03/03/2013|
I love them both. But it's no contest, really.
Pet Shop Boys.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||03/03/2013|
...and I *like* most of it.
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|by Anonymous||reply 33||03/03/2013|
Pet Shop Boys. Agree with R1. No contest...
|by Anonymous||reply 34||03/03/2013|
Anyone who isn't convinced should check out the PSB video for 'Being Boring'. Beautiful song, beautiful video. It always makes me cry.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||03/03/2013|
Depeche Mode over either
|by Anonymous||reply 36||03/04/2013|
PET SHOP BOYS.
Word has it Neil Tennant is being honoured on the Queens' Birthday List in June.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||03/04/2013|
Pets - no contest. their graphics and art and keeping going for so long put them ahead, plus their collaborations with divas like Dusty and Liza ... their concerts are marvellous now too.
Erasure had some great singles, and I loved that video of one of their concerts where Andy Bell camps around in the cowboy segment in chaps ... but their quality is variable and they are off the scene for long periods of time.
The Pets it is.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||03/04/2013|
The Pets have some great witty B-sides too, songs like "Sexy Northerner" and "The Boy who could not keep his clothe on".
West End Girls, Paninaro, Being Boring, Suburbia, and particularly Love Comes Quickly never get tired for me, in their various incarnations.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||03/04/2013|
They both are horrible and past their prime, that being said, PSB was way more talented.
Vince Clarke is all good and dandy, but Andy Bell is nearly as annoying as Fred Schneider. Both are begging to be punched in the face.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||03/04/2013|
Pet Shop Boys songs and lyrics have this 'Stand and Model' observational (almost conversational) quality to them while Erasure songs have the camp dance quality where you just get on with the beat instead of listening too much to the lyrics.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||03/04/2013|
They are both still here and ageing well, and should continue. What other 80s duo is still going ?
|by Anonymous||reply 42||03/04/2013|
Erasure. The ABBA album they alone deserve credit for.
Shit, KROQ in LA used to actually play Erasure in the early 90's. Pet Shop Boys were done beyond then.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||03/04/2013|