A very Pet Shop Boys Poll

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Poll Results

OptionVotes
"Can You Forgive Her?" – 3:57 13
"I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind of Thing" – 3:03 6
"Go West" – 5:00 5
"Dreaming of the Queen" – 4:20 4
"Young Offender" – 4:50 4
"Yesterday, When I Was Mad" – 3:55 3
"Liberation" – 4:05 2
"One and One Make Five" – 3:30 1
"The Theatre" – 5:10 1
"To Speak is a Sin" – 4:45 0
"One in a Million" – 3:52 0
"A Different Point of View" – 3:24 0
"Postscript (I Believe In Ecstasy)"0


Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 19:10 (ten years ago) Permalink

"Yesterday, When I Was Mad". I particularly like the second remix on "Disco 2". I want to like "Can You Forgive Her?" because of the lyrics, but the tune plods along a bit too much, although maybe that's only in comparison to the other tracks.

snoball, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 19:39 (ten years ago) Permalink

I mean, "Can You Forgive Her?" is almost PSB meet Lou Reed...

snoball, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 19:39 (ten years ago) Permalink

I almost went with "Go West" because I know it'll get less votes than it deserves, but my vote goes to "Can You Forgive Her?".

daavid, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 19:49 (ten years ago) Permalink

I want "Young Offender" to play when I fall in love.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 19:52 (ten years ago) Permalink

PSB is all I want to listen to lately.

ENBB, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 19:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

I must admit "Very" is one of my least favorite PSB albums.

daavid, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 21:26 (ten years ago) Permalink

a ton of great tracks, but this has to be "Can You Forgive Her?" -- apologies to the rest of the album.

stephen, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 21:39 (ten years ago) Permalink

Still going for "I Wouldn't Normally....". Like I did the last time we polled this album.

Geir Hongro, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 22:33 (ten years ago) Permalink

I must admit "Very" is one of my least favorite PSB albums.

Oh? How so?

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 22:39 (ten years ago) Permalink

Fuck I love this album. Favorite is definitely Go West, which is basically the perfect distillation of what one thinks of when one thinks of stereotypically gay 80's culture.

Young Offender and I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind of Thing tied for a close second.

en i see kay, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 22:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

I want "Young Offender" to play when I fall in love.

And you'll deserve it. You are blessed, my boy.

But ooh, you're being mean in doing this poll (which was done already?). The first seven tracks are unfuckwithable with several other gems set in the second half. But I'm going with "Dreaming of the Queen" which surpasses even "Being Boring" in the hurts so bad category.

Kevin John Bozelka, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 23:11 (ten years ago) Permalink

I completely forgot that another poll existed. Sorry, ILM gods!

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 23:13 (ten years ago) Permalink

I must admit "Very" is one of my least favorite PSB albums.

Oh? How so?

I don't really know. It probably has to do with the early 90s sound. Also they started using a kind of backing vocals that I didn't like (like in "Was it worth it?"). It's definitely more the production than the songs themselves.

daavid, Thursday, 19 June 2008 00:34 (ten years ago) Permalink

I love "Was It Worth It?"! You can practically see Tennant blush with joy.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Thursday, 19 June 2008 00:38 (ten years ago) Permalink

"Go West"

Eazy, Thursday, 19 June 2008 00:43 (ten years ago) Permalink

I love "Was It Worth It?"! You can practically see Tennant blush with joy

I like it more now, but I hated it when I first heard it. The line

"I don't know why, I never thought I'd fall in love"

is amazing though.

daavid, Thursday, 19 June 2008 00:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

"Young Offender" is the sequel!

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Thursday, 19 June 2008 00:56 (ten years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

ILX System, Monday, 23 June 2008 23:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

ILX System, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 23:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

whoa.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 23:06 (ten years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Got tickets to see them in September. Have never done so before and am RIDICULOUSLY excited.

Pancakes are one of my favorite ways to party. (ENBB), Sunday, 26 July 2009 00:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

eight years pass...

Feel... free... to leave... if you think you're trapped, but
Please... believe...

...I'LL ALWAYS WANT YOU BACK!

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Tuesday, 15 May 2018 18:59 (four months ago) Permalink

"So then we posed for pictures with the competition winners
and argued about the hotel rooms and where to go for dinner
and someone said it's fabulous you're still around today
you've both made such a little go a very long way"

piscesx, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 19:30 (four months ago) Permalink

Pavarotti in the park, then you walked back up the Strand
Did you catch my eye?
And then pretend not to notice all the years we've been here
We're the bums you step over as you leave the theatre

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Tuesday, 15 May 2018 19:49 (four months ago) Permalink

four months pass...

a perfect album imo, i just received the vinyl reissue in the mail and it still sounds amazing. i'm going to be replaying it more than a few times over the next several days. Dreaming of the Queen hits particularly hard.

omar little, Friday, 21 September 2018 03:39 (yesterday) Permalink

A bit love for "Liberation" over here, at least. Bless. :)

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Friday, 21 September 2018 03:48 (yesterday) Permalink

this was probably a very important album for me in its presentation of life from the POV of a gay man (or men, rather.) as a rap and metal head whose exposure to gay culture thru music was at best not empathetic and at worst utterly vile, this was the LP that kind of woke me up in that respect. it's probably also the album that turned me on to pop music as an album genre as well as a series of great singles i'd just hear on the radio.

omar little, Friday, 21 September 2018 16:12 (yesterday) Permalink

"Young Offender" is truth

The Silky Veils of Alfred (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 21 September 2018 16:16 (yesterday) Permalink

i feel like this album is extremely underrated to this day, which is odd to me. i guess it somehow makes sense: it dropped in 1993, after what was perceived to be their imperial era, after Discography, and it doesn't really have a single one of the hits that non-PSB fans would recognize. But it's so great. even in a year as great as 1993 it stands out.

omar little, Friday, 21 September 2018 16:57 (yesterday) Permalink

it was my first psb album. up there with introspective for me

princess of hell (BradNelson), Friday, 21 September 2018 17:14 (yesterday) Permalink

a perfect album imo, i just received the vinyl reissue in the mail and it still sounds amazing. i'm going to be replaying it more than a few times over the next several days. Dreaming of the Queen hits particularly hard.

― omar little

Yeah, I got the vinyl too and agree with how good it sounds. My second favourite PSB album behind Behaviour.

kitchen person, Friday, 21 September 2018 17:25 (yesterday) Permalink

i feel like this album is extremely underrated to this day, which is odd to me. i guess it somehow makes sense: it dropped in 1993, after what was perceived to be their imperial era, after Discography, and it doesn't really have a single one of the hits that non-PSB fans would recognize. But it's so great. even in a year as great as 1993 it stands out.

― omar little, Friday, September 21, 2018 1

I don't agree! "Go West" is their biggest UK hit of the 1990s and it's more recognized in the States than the original Village People version. Ifa anything, rockcrit, mostly comprised of straight white guys, is so beholden to "maturity" as a theme that they hone in on Behaviour, Very and maaaayyybe Actually (in a distant third). I like them best when the Boys were sleazy a la "Two Divided by Zero" and "Opportunities.

The Silky Veils of Alfred (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 21 September 2018 18:07 (yesterday) Permalink

i think i agree with you on that re: the rockcrits but i think general public-wise at least in the U.S. it's not as familiar...not saying it wasn't known at all, i just think it's slightly off their peak era and slightly out of time a bit in that regard.

Opportunities is probably the PSB song i think about the most though, i love it.

omar little, Friday, 21 September 2018 18:18 (yesterday) Permalink

best album of the 90's

gospodin simmel, Friday, 21 September 2018 19:23 (yesterday) Permalink


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