Yes - Pet Shop Boys
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  • Summary: The latest album for the dance music duo was produced with Xenomania.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Yes is a super-concentrated hit of everything there is to enjoy about the Pet Shop Boys: danceable yet everyday pop, with irony behind the warmth and warmth behind the irony. One of their best.
  2. 80
    It's the same PSB sound--huge electronic hooks wed to archly recited lyrics. The only difference is almost every track here is a potential hit. [Apr 2009, p.100]
  3. For the first time in years, Pet Shop Boys sound thrillingly modern. The songs, too, are the finest in years.
  4. Pet Shop Boys have been deeply entrenched in their sound for several albums now. They're practically a genre unto themselves; not many bands, much less American ones, are still making the sweeping, orchestral dance pop that PSB pioneered.
  5. On the surface, this big-sounding album belongs with them, but the songs don’t stand up to scrutiny in the same way.
  6. Factor in some amiable but lightweight filler and Yes falls maddeningly short of its glittering promise--a glimpse of pop nirvana when it should be the whole thing. [Apr 2009, p.109]
  7. Tennant slaps his heart on his sleeve and gets on with things. The result isn't awful, although none of it is as spooky and playful as the cover of the Passions 'I'm In Love With a German Film Star' that the Boys produced for Sam Taylor-Wood last year.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. DougD
    Apr 22, 2009
    10
    Truly brilliant - intelligent pop lives!
  2. GerryJ
    Apr 21, 2009
    10
    This album is extremely refreshing. As a matter of fact, it is condensed with many potential hits that we will remember even years from now. The lyrics are also very interesting and on top of that, the songs are as catchy as ever. Expand
  3. DougH
    Apr 21, 2009
    9
    Absolute best Pet Shop Boys release since "Very" over 15 years ago. A few of the tunes will prove to be dance floor hits in the halls of electronica... no doubt about it. The rest is pure POP done right. Expand
  4. MattG
    Apr 21, 2009
    9
    The best Pet Shop Boys album in 16 years.
  5. markk
    Apr 29, 2009
    9
    It's a wonderful album and i just keep listening to it again and again and again. i should say i didn't expect it would be that good. really great. i gave it 9 cause i rarely give 10 to anything (10 is just a divine perfection. Expand
  6. ScottK
    May 2, 2009
    9
    A return to form!
  7. LarryH
    Apr 21, 2009
    5
    The only difference between this album and their previous albums is the cover. Each song sounds just like the rest, there is nothing new here by them that we haven't heard over and over and over. Expand

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