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on 30 August 2007
I'm a huge fan of Pet Shop Boys and I can't recommend their other albums enough. But this is insulting to both fans and non-regulars alike.
The reason fans are upset is not because we already own these mixes, but because this album has required little, if any effort on their part to create. The previous Discos all had their good points; the first in 1986 was the first ever mix album for them, and whilst not great, it was novel. The second in 1994 was a non-stop mix album, which although was completely made of mixes, still was strong enough to stand on it's own. The third used both mixes and original material...but Disco 4 isn't even the Pet Shop Boys' music...it's other big names that have had their songs mixed for them. And that is what upsets me. To say "I don't get the disco series" is really quite insulting to me. But I am loathed to fork out good money on something that was supported by fans in the past, and clearly defies the wishes of fans at present. Do we need another mix album with the Pet's name on it, but once again, lacking their material?
Forgive me...except the Integral mix, which is BTW, horrible...now if they'd released Integral as a single, I'd have considered buying it....
Even if you don't really know the PSB's, please, please don't buy this album...it simply doesn't do them justice! Get "Very", or "Behaviour" for pop stuff, or "Introspective" or "Alternative" for less poppy, but more classic Pet Shop Boys music.
Thanks for taking the time to read this.