Lost In A Melody

Pet Shop Boys are pulling out the big guns in an attempt to actually make the UK Top 40 with a single from recent album Elysium by calling in Stuart Price to craft the official radio edit for Memory Of The Future and releasing it on the very last day of the year. On paper, that looks like a great idea, but unfortunately the new remix is a disappointment and they should have just gone ahead with the original. If you haven’t heard the album yet, don’t let this put you off, because it’s a misunderstood masterpiece for sure.

Pet Shop Boys have finally won me over with their mellow and introspective album Elysium, which houses their recent Olympics and Eurovision inspired single Winner (which actually sounds better in this context). Leaving is the next single and it kind of reminds me of some of La Roux’s softer moments in a weird way - the melodies in the chorus are absolutely beautiful and despite the fact that the lyrics are very repetitive and the tempo doesn’t exactly break a sweat, you still end up hooked. I love the line about how even though the characters’ love is dead, “it won’t be dead for long”. You can always rely on this band for interesting imagery and concepts.

Lady Gaga Remixes by Varnfiesh

If you didn’t see the news already on Twitter, you might be interested to hear that the Varnfiesh iTunes recently became the proud owner of every single official Lady Gaga remix. To celebrate, here are the best remixes from each release.

Lady Gaga remixes are very unique in the way that they’re all quite good. Consider them highly recommended.

"Pet Shop Boys? Really?!"

That might be what some of you are thinking. Maybe it isn’t. Maybe Pet Shop Boys are a much bigger deal these days than I think they are.

I can’t say I’m a huge fan. But there’s something about this intro with its brilliant Tchaikovsky sample that just makes me smile.

It’s stupidly genius (some amazing English for you right there) and that’s why it’s today’s entry for the Wall of Fame.