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Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Okay, I Love The Pet Shop Boys, But...

The EPs for new Pet Shop Boys single "Did You See Me Coming?" were added to U.S. iTunes and Amazon's MP3 store today.

Admittedly, I kind of avoided listening to the B-sides up till today. "After The Event" and "Up And Down"...not bad! Can't wait to add them to my unnofficial Alternative 2 iPod playlist.

Alas, "The Former Enfant Terrible" sounds like the aborted lovechild of "What Keeps Mankind Alive" and "The Sound Of The Atom Splitting," after it was ground up with ProTools and served on a hot plate to a one-legged stripper with wooden teeth.

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4 Comments:

  • At 6:36 AM, Blogger Pierre said…

    I love the former enfant terrible. I really can't understand all the hate surrounding it. For me, it's the best of the tree B-sides.

     
  • At 9:21 AM, Blogger JimmyD said…

    Your description of 'The Former Enfant Terrible' made me laugh. I have yet to hear this mix but you sure are specific on what it sounds like. It sounds like, just maybe, a one-legged stripper with wooden teeth broke your heart. If so... we've all been there. Be strong little soldier, be strong.

     
  • At 9:34 PM, Anonymous Fritz said…

    Did you get the free download?

    http://blog.albumartexchange.com/2009/05/free-song-download-from-pet-shop-boys.html

     
  • At 12:14 AM, Blogger I Get Excited blog said…

    The Former..is all about the Bring It On mix. The short b-side version doesnt do it justice..too edited in my opnion. I love that they take risks.

     

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