History Music / PetShopBoys

25th May '16 7:21:01 PM HypnoticMeerkat
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They are also successful producers and collaborators, having produced Dusty Springfield's ''Reputation'' and Liza Minnelli's ''Results'', and having co-written or produced songs for Tina Turner, Music/DavidBowie, Robbie Williams, Electronic, Music/GirlsAloud, Music/KylieMinogue, and Music/TheKillers. Many other artists are fans and have publicly cited them as influences, including {{Music/Madonna}}, Music/TheKillers, Music/{{Coldplay}}, Creator/GeorgeMichael, Music/BelleAndSebastian, and, curiously enough, [[Music/GunsNRoses Axl Rose]] and [[NineInchNails Trent Reznor]].

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They are also successful producers and collaborators, having produced Dusty Springfield's ''Reputation'' and Liza Minnelli's ''Results'', and having co-written or produced songs for Tina Turner, Music/DavidBowie, Robbie Williams, Electronic, Music/GirlsAloud, Music/KylieMinogue, and Music/TheKillers. Many other artists are fans and have publicly cited them as influences, including {{Music/Madonna}}, Music/TheKillers, Music/{{Coldplay}}, Creator/GeorgeMichael, Music/BelleAndSebastian, and, curiously enough, [[Music/GunsNRoses Axl Rose]] and [[NineInchNails [[Music/NineInchNails Trent Reznor]].
7th Apr '16 10:13:18 PM 123MannCoBox
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* ''Super'' (2016)
21st Jan '16 1:19:42 PM missmoon
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They are also successful producers and collaborators, having produced Dusty Springfield's ''Reputation'' and Liza Minnelli's ''Results'', and having co-written or produced songs for Tina Turner, DavidBowie, Robbie Williams, Electronic, Music/GirlsAloud, KylieMinogue, and TheKillers. Many other artists are fans and have publicly cited them as influences, including {{Music/Madonna}}, TheKillers, {{Coldplay}}, Creator/GeorgeMichael, Music/BelleAndSebastian, and, curiously enough, [[Music/GunsNRoses Axl Rose]] and [[NineInchNails Trent Reznor]].

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They are also successful producers and collaborators, having produced Dusty Springfield's ''Reputation'' and Liza Minnelli's ''Results'', and having co-written or produced songs for Tina Turner, DavidBowie, Music/DavidBowie, Robbie Williams, Electronic, Music/GirlsAloud, KylieMinogue, Music/KylieMinogue, and TheKillers. Music/TheKillers. Many other artists are fans and have publicly cited them as influences, including {{Music/Madonna}}, TheKillers, {{Coldplay}}, Music/TheKillers, Music/{{Coldplay}}, Creator/GeorgeMichael, Music/BelleAndSebastian, and, curiously enough, [[Music/GunsNRoses Axl Rose]] and [[NineInchNails Trent Reznor]].



** "Luna Park" describes an amusement park being used for these purposes, even name-dropping the trope. Subverted in that the populace ''knows'' that the bread and circuses are superficial enjoyments, but prefers them to confronting reality. (WordOfGod states that the song is a metaphor for the United States.)

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** "Luna Park" describes an amusement park being used for these purposes, even name-dropping the trope. Subverted in that the populace ''knows'' that the bread and circuses are superficial enjoyments, but prefers them to confronting reality. (WordOfGod (Neil states that the song is a metaphor for the United States.)
8th Dec '15 3:00:55 PM romanatorX
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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Not normally all that relevant for this band (the music they play is mostly electronic), but "How Can You Expect To Be Taken Seriously?", with its guitar feedback squalls and hard-edged beat, is an low 5, which is surprisingly hard for them (and proves they have the ability to do harder songs when they desire).

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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Not normally all that relevant for this band (the music they play is mostly electronic), but "How Can You Expect To Be Taken Seriously?", with its guitar feedback squalls and hard-edged beat, is an a low 5, which is surprisingly hard for them (and proves they have the ability to do harder songs when they desire).
6th Dec '15 2:08:36 PM sharkcrap11
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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Not normally all that relevant for this band (the music they play is mostly electronic), but "How Can You Expect To Be Taken Seriously?", with its guitar feedback squalls and hard-edged beat, is an low 5, which is surprisingly hard for them (and proves they have the ability to do harder songs when they desire).
1st Nov '15 2:36:56 PM Scorpion451
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** "Opportunities" is a DoubleSubversion in that what seems to be at first listen a song about success is actually a SophisticatedAsHell SmallNameBigEgo in a CityNoir trying to convince a potential {{Lancer}} (and possibly himself) his {{Missing Steps Plan}}s really can work... but the reprise and story hinted later in the album Please suggests they might just have made it to the top of the heap, for a time at least.


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* WeCanRuleTogether: Taken literally, "Opportunities" is essentially this trope in song form, an aspiring [[TheDon Don]] looking to recruit a [[RedOniBlueOni Red Oni to his Blue Oni]]
26th Sep '15 10:45:43 AM HarJIT-EGS
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Chances are, you've heard "Always" as the background music for the first installment of ''VideoGame/RobotUnicornAttack''.
17th Sep '15 10:45:49 PM NWolfman
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Chances are, you've heard "Always" as the background music for the first installment of ''VideoGame/RobotUnicornAttack''.
20th Aug '15 12:56:28 AM tkzv
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* PoesLaw: The examples when the song is frequently taken at face value and sarcasm is lost are too numerous to list. Common offenders include "Opportunities", "Shopping", "Delusions of Grandeur".
1st Aug '15 2:46:46 PM tkzv
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* GoneHorriblyRight: "Twentieth Century".
-->Sometimes the solution is worse than the problem



* WhileYouWereInDiapers: Subverted in "Young Offender" with the line "I've been a teenager since before you were born"; it sounds like the kind of boast usually seen with this trope, but is in fact an admission that the narrator has not emotionally/mentally matured since his teenage years.

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* WhileYouWereInDiapers: Subverted in "Young Offender" with the line "I've been a teenager since before you were born"; it sounds like the kind of boast usually seen with this trope, but is in fact an admission that the narrator continues "I'm younger than some, I've only begun" admitting he has not emotionally/mentally matured since his teenage years.
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