🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 Pet Shop Boys

No time for being boring, here’s an HGATR thread!

Kings Of Leon go bottom 3

Artist Rating
Aretha Franklin 4.64
Neil Young 4.48
Talking Heads 4.39
R.E.M. 4.38
Beastie Boys 4.36
Otis Redding 4.34
David Bowie 4.31
The Beatles 4.31
Pixies 4.30
Leonard Cohen 4.30
The Cure 4.28
Björk 4.27
Marvin Gaye 4.21
Aphex Twin 4.18
Stevie Wonder 4.17
PJ Harvey 4.17
Nirvana 4.15
Joy Division 4.15
Radiohead 4.13
The Supremes 4.13
Prince 4.11
Wu-Tang Clan 4.11
Public Enemy 4.08
Pulp 4.08
Kate Bush 4.07
OutKast 4.07
Portishead 4.03
Kendrick Lamar 3.97
Bob Dylan 3.97
Jimi Hendrix 3.93
The Beach Boys 3.93
LCD Soundsystem 3.92
Joni Mitchell 3.89
Massive Attack 3.89
Bruce Springsteen 3.84
The Clash 3.77
Blondie 3.73
Rage Against The Machine 3.71
The Ramones 3.67
ABBA 3.66
Kanye West 3.65
Arcade Fire 3.64
Blur 3.61
The Smiths 3.57
Beyoncé 3.54
Bob Marley & The Wailers 3.48
Jeff Buckley 3.47
Idlewild 3.42
Madonna 3.40
Manic Street Preachers 3.39
Fleetwood Mac 3.39
Toots & The Maytals 3.35
The White Stripes 3.34
Supergrass 3.32
The Smashing Pumpkins 3.30
Suede 3.30
Elton John 3.28
Kylie Minogue 3.27
The Specials 3.26
Sugababes 3.22
Rihanna 3.19
The Prodigy 3.18
Led Zeppelin 3.16
Pink Floyd 3.15
Jay-Z 3.14
Taylor Swift 3.14
Interpol 3.12
The Rolling Stones 3.09
Destiny’s Child 3.05
The Strokes 3.03
Elvis Presley 3.02
Weezer 3.00
Girls Aloud 2.93
Britney Spears 2.85
Belle And Sebastian 2.85
Metallica 2.81
Green Day 2.81
Madness 2.80
Basement Jaxx 2.75
The Jam 2.75
Oasis 2.71
Whitney Houston 2.69
Lady Gaga 2.61
Queen 2.60
Billy Joel 2.57
Bloc Party 2.41
Eminem 2.38
Mariah Carey 2.32
Blink-182 2.21
Adele 2.05
Kings Of Leon 2.01
Red Hot Chili Peppers 1.90
The Spice Girls 1.81

Today; Pet Shop Boys!


  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

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  • Please
  • Actually
  • Introspective
  • Behaviour
  • Very
  • Bilingual
  • Nightlife
  • Release
  • Fundamental
  • Yes
  • Elysium
  • Electric
  • Super
  • Hotspot

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And from the PopArt compilation

  • Go West
  • Suburbia
  • Se A Vida é (That’s The Way Life Is)
  • What Have I Done To Deserve This?
  • Always On My Mind
  • I Wouldn’t Normally Do This Kind Of Thing
  • Home And Dry
  • Heart
  • Miracles
  • Love Comes Quickly
  • It’s A Sin
  • Domino Dancing
  • Before
  • New York City Boy
  • It’s Alright
  • Where The Streets Have No Name (I Can’t Take My Eyes Off You)
  • A Red Letter Day
  • Left To My Own Devices
  • I Don’t Know What You Want But I Can’t Give It Anymore
  • Flamboyant
  • Being Boring
  • Can You Forgive Her?
  • West End Girls
  • I Get Along
  • So Hard
  • Rent
  • Jealousy
  • DJ Culture
  • You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You’re Drunk
  • Liberation
  • Paninaro 95
  • Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots Of Money)
  • Yesterday When I Was Mad
  • Single - Bilingual
  • Somewhere

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4 for me. At their peak, pretty much as good as pop gets. Behaviour is as good as gloomy, introspective pop gets.

5/5. So many bangers.

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@lo-pan is typing. Here we go :smiley: :smiley:


First single i ever bought - Left to my own devices
First record i ever owned - Actually
First gig i ever went to - pet shop boys when i was about 9
First fan club i was ever a member of - pet shop boys

My first musical obsession, actually harangued my mum so much about those flip up sunglasses chris lowe use to wear that she sourced me some kinda knock off pair, i was so happy. I mean they looked fuck all like the pair he wore but they flipped up. :slight_smile:

Actually is still easily on my top 5 records and Behaviour is stunning, being boring is just incredible.

Stopped listening a bit as i discovered new music but then went back. In a career as long as theirs there are of course a couple of duds but let’s not lose sight of the fact that they have an arsenal of absolute bangers. Have seen them live about 5 times in the last 7/8 years or so and they put on a helluva show. If you don’t leave one of their shows with a huge fucking smile on your face then you’re dead inside. :grinning:
Was supposed to be seeing them in london at the end of this month. :frowning:

The band that got me into music. Absolutely love them. 5 :grinning: :+1: :grinning:


OH FUNKY! There was me thinking I was going to get some work done today.

My favourite British band of all time. Much much more to follow once I have my breakfast.


Wow! Which era was this?

A band I’ve tried and failed with quite a few times. 2/5. (Sorry, folks above.)

i’m not that fuckin old pal! :joy: :wink:
Actually maybe i am, just after introspective came out and before behaviour. :slight_smile:



For the first 3 albums at least

Actually was the first full album I think I completely fell in love with - aged 9 I used to walk around the house listening to it on my walkman for days on end

No idea what a Pet Shop Boys album sounds like in the 21st century, but I think even if they’ve done a Blood Sugar Sex Magik covers album it couldn’t diminish how much I love their 80s output


hold the fucking phone, just checked the date, 1989, i was 11 not 9. i’ve just earned myself 2 years :slight_smile: :wink:


Ha, well I didn’t get to see them until 2006 so am very jealous.

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damn, i need to go but looking forward to getting back for a read of this thread later.

Always wanted to like them more then I actually did.

Listened to Very for the first time in years recently and reckon it holds up well.
The odd song aside I find everything after the first 3 albums jars but those first 3 are not perfect but pretty great.

Aside - Eighth Wonders version of I’m not Scared is definitely my guilty pleasure pop song. Patsy Kensit really can’t sing and her sub Jane Birkin breathy vocals and terrible French is hilariously awful, but the actual song is ace and it somehow just crests the wave.


Used to be 2/5 then I saw them live and it clicked 5/5.


5 - more songs than a song convention.