I've been very naughty today. I downloaded Minimal by Pet Shop Boys. It's from their forthcoming album, Fundamental.
I'm not so naughty, really - I will be buying it after all. I'll actually be buying the two disc version. I've already ordered it from Play.
I must have played it twenty times already. It's totally fabulous. Although I love the new single, I'm With Stupid, Minimal is a million times better. It was supposed to be the first single, but that idea was scrapped for some reason. If the rumours are to be believed, it won't be a single at all.
Minimal is absolutely fabulous. Musically, it's perfect PSB. A full orchestra and beautiful synth sounds. I feel like I've died and gone to heaven when I hear it. The chorus is beautiful. Neil sings/spells, "Minimal," and then sings the word itself. Then some computerised female voice says something, which sounds to me like, "Meanwhile," but it could be, "Minimal," too - which would make more sense.
I've been scanning the internet for the lyrics but have yet to find what I'm looking for.
The song is wonderful. It's like a cross between Getting Away With It, Disappointed and something by Visage... I'm actually wondering if they were listening to Kelly Osbourne's One Word when they recorded it? There's something reminiscent of New Order about it, too.
I downloaded Integral and a low quality version of Luna Park a couple of days ago. Today, I managed to get hold of The Soddom and Gomorrah Show and Casanova In Hell as well as the fabulous Minimal.
Fundamental is going to be one fabulous album. I just can't wait to hold it in my hands.
Even if Pet Shop Boys aren't your thing, you have to give it a listen. Lyrically, it's their best. Of that, I'm sure. Take Casanova In Hell, for example:
Her sharp suggestion
He couldn't get an erection
Came as a shock
He finds himself
A laughing stock
His aging fate
Casanova in hell
I'm so excited, I could vomit.
Don't dob me in for downloading. I am going to buy the album. Promise!