Tag Archives: Pet Shop Boys

Sally Shapiro lives up to the hype; James Iha's hidden gem

The word “flawless” is hardly a loose term. Straightforwardly, it is something without any errors or faults whatsoever. I have yet to find an entire album that would fit this description, though I discover individual songs occasionally that really seem … Continue reading

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Best Albums of 2006: #20 to #11

———————————————————————————————- 20. Band of Horses – Everything All the Time The first time I heard Band of Horses, there was one immediate comparison that rang in my head. Vocalist Ben Bridwell sounds strikingly alike to My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, … Continue reading

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The roots of Electronic

Being a fan of both The Smiths and New Order, I would consider it only natural to be a fan of Electronic as well. Unrightfully, Johnny Marr was often overshadowed by Morrissey’s vibrant presence, while Bernard Sumner was in the … Continue reading

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Electronics on Thursdays

Happy Thursday. Summer is (sadly) almost over, but at least football season is nearing. So, here are some tracks of the electronic/synth element to cheer you up. They’re fun. —————————————————————————————- Electronic – Getting Away With It (music video) [audio:https://mikemineo.files.wordpress.com/2006/08/10erasure1.jpgmp3/ele-get.mp3%5D A … Continue reading

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What Made Milwaukee Famous

Admittedly, I did not know much about What Made Milwaukee Famous before they signed to Barsuk. That’s not to say they didn’t have success before their signing though, as they played on PBS’ ‘Austin City Limits’ with Franz Ferdinand as … Continue reading

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DASHING DEBUTS: Erasure – Wonderland

I have decided that several posts this week will be about the fun genre of synth-pop. I started last Friday with Duran Duran, but now I’ll showcase band who still have an incredible amount of respectability. You don’t need much … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Pet Shop Boys – Fundamental

The cult synth pop duo take a slower but effective approach on their ninth studio album.

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