Pet Shop Boys ‎– Fundamental

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Psychological 4:03
The Sodom And Gomorrah Show 5:23
I Made My Excuses And Left 4:50
Minimal 4:18
Numb 4:46
God Willing 1:20
Luna Park 5:32
I'm With Stupid 3:26
Casanova In Hell 3:14
Twentieth Century 4:43
Indefinite Leave To Remain 3:06
Integral 3:49

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00946 362859 2 4, 3 62859 2 Pet Shop Boys Fundamental(CD, Album) Parlophone, Parlophone 00946 362859 2 4, 3 62859 2 UK & Europe 2006 Sell This Version
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TOCP-66524, 49880 068401 2 6 Pet Shop Boys = ペット・ショップ・ボーイズ* Pet Shop Boys = ペット・ショップ・ボーイズ* - Fundamental = ファンダメンタル(CD, Album, Enh, Promo) Parlophone, Parlophone TOCP-66524, 49880 068401 2 6 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
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TOCP-66524, 49880 068401 2 6 Pet Shop Boys Fundamental(CD, Album, Enh) Parlophone, Parlophone TOCP-66524, 49880 068401 2 6 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
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none Pet Shop Boys Fundamental(CDr, Album, Promo) Rhino Records (2) none US 2006 Sell This Version
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tine

tine

July 26, 2006
edited over 10 years ago
referencing Fundamental, CD, Album, Enh, TOCP-66524, 49880 068401 2 6


In one fell swoop, the PSB's make a mockery once again of the electro synth-pop competition. The likes of Hot Chip, Tiga, Fischerspooner and numerous other also-rans can only run and hide in embarrassment as "Fundamental" sees the elder statesmen of British pop, Messrs Tennant and Lowe on mighty fine form. A mixture of the upbeat and the melancholy, this is arguably their most satirical album to date, taking swipes at everything from ID cards to reality TV culture to the Bush/Blair "special relationship". As always, it's great to have them back.
tonumaa

tonumaa

June 29, 2006
edited over 10 years ago
referencing Fundamental, CD, Album + CD + Ltd, 00946 362860 2 0
PET SHOP BOYS "FUNDAMENTAL" - THE F IS FOR FILLER.

yep, PSB has definitely lost their magic! It makes wonder, what is on N.Tennant's & C.Lowe's mind when they release such stuff? Do they really think to themselves: "this album really kicks ass?"
The "Fundamental" is just mindless humming. No catchy melodies, if i'd enjoy lyrics i would read poetry! There isnt one playable song even, some electro efforts maybe but theyre all plain forgettable. Even the tracklist sounds random and chaotic, like they didnt fit together. Did i mention that half of the songs are ballads?
The bonus CD doesnt add ANYTHING!! All mixes are uninspired and sound like they are there just to fill the album.
Being a diehard PSB fan, it makes me real sad to see once mighty dance group release this kind of crap nowadays! I guess I'll just go back to listening "Disco"!
ledjfab

ledjfab

June 6, 2006
edited over 10 years ago
referencing Fundamental, CD, Album + CD + Ltd, S/Edition, Bla, 00946 362860 2 0, 3 62860 2

"Fundamental" hits the store: I decided to buy this special edition (a "Very/Relentless" kind of release, but with major differences). The original album opens with "Psychological", a nice, dark electro track that was released on 12" a few months ago for the clubs.
To the listening of the rest of the CD, one get the point fast: if you are stuck in 1984, this might be the album of the year for you: go and get it. The 80's sounds are everywhere: even on the remix CD which features tracks you'd thunk they where popular around 1985 (example: "Integral" is massively inspired by Dead Or Alive's "Spin Me Round"). If you expect the poppy Eurohouse à la "Very" or their "Relentless" Technoïsh side on "Fundamental", you won't find it intact. I personally don't like synth pop much. The little I listen to from the Pet Shop Boys in that genre range from "Behaviour" to "Nightlife".
Highlights: The lyrics of Neil Tennant are well written (as always), even if I see some redundant elements and/or sentences (example: "Where angels fear to tread" in "The S&G Show" was previously heard in "Discoteca" on the album "Bilingual"). Melodically, the Boys are still performing very well in general.
The bad points: The rock touch is, still, awful. There are more ballads than what I have thought. Some are good, some aren't. Some of the remixes are boring or just bad. Their collaboration with Elton John on "On Private" will probably be a big gay anthem. The trancey keyboards sounds à la Safri Duo are too much for me.
Depending of who you are and what you are listening to most often, you may like or dislike "Fundamental". Since I am not a "80's revival fan", this is not my cup of tea.