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Erasure or the Pet Shop Boys?

Well, bitches?

by Anonymousreply 4303/03/2013

Pet Shop Boys.

No contest.

by Anonymousreply 110/12/2010

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 Anonymousreply 210/12/2010

pet shop boys.

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by Anonymousreply 510/12/2010

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 Anonymousreply 610/12/2010

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 Anonymousreply 710/12/2010

[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" ?

by Anonymousreply 810/12/2010

Liza Minnelli

by Anonymousreply 910/12/2010

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 Anonymousreply 1010/12/2010

PSB worked with Dusty AND Liza.%0D %0D PSB, all the way.

by Anonymousreply 1110/12/2010

Erasure is faggier.

by Anonymousreply 1210/12/2010

Erasure collaborated with Lene Lovich, kd lang, and Diamanda Galas.%0D %0D So there.

by Anonymousreply 1310/12/2010

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

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by Anonymousreply 1510/12/2010

Cyndi Lauper recently recorded something with Erasure.%0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 1610/12/2010

Both are great, but my heart belongs to the Pet Shop Boys.

by Anonymousreply 1710/12/2010

Pets Shop Boys are by far, the better song writers, which is really what stands the test of time.

by Anonymousreply 1810/12/2010

camp act or societal reflection?

by Anonymousreply 1903/03/2013

Pet Shop Boys

by Anonymousreply 2003/03/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2103/03/2013

Well then r16 ask yourself now can you forgive her? If she begs you to..

by Anonymousreply 2203/03/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2303/03/2013

R7 = Sheldon Cooper

by Anonymousreply 2403/03/2013

[quote] Erasure's songs had better lyrics IMO

Oh, it feels good to laugh again!!

by Anonymousreply 2503/03/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2603/03/2013

I love both, but if I have to choose, I choose Pet Shop Boys.

by Anonymousreply 2703/03/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2803/03/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2903/03/2013

PSB. Larger catalog than Erasure and I most of it.

by Anonymousreply 3003/03/2013

I love them both. But it's no contest, really.

Pet Shop Boys.

by Anonymousreply 3103/03/2013

...and I *like* most of it.

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by Anonymousreply 3303/03/2013

Pet Shop Boys. Agree with R1. No contest...

by Anonymousreply 3403/03/2013

Anyone who isn't convinced should check out the PSB video for 'Being Boring'. Beautiful song, beautiful video. It always makes me cry.

by Anonymousreply 3503/03/2013

Depeche Mode over either

by Anonymousreply 3603/03/2013


Word has it Neil Tennant is being honoured on the Queens' Birthday List in June.

by Anonymousreply 3703/03/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3803/03/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3903/03/2013

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 Anonymousreply 4003/03/2013

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 Anonymousreply 4103/03/2013

They are both still here and ageing well, and should continue. What other 80s duo is still going ?

by Anonymousreply 4203/03/2013

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 Anonymousreply 4303/03/2013
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