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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. It sags mid-album, but the Brits won't demand a recount.
  3. For the first time in years, Pet Shop Boys sound thrillingly modern. The songs, too, are the finest in years.
  4. Yes sounds fresh, dynamic, and vital, while paying plenty of respect to Pet Shop Boys’ storied career.
  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. Don’t expect any major changes to their 50-million-records-sold formula. Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe keep things grandiose with paddy retro synths, discotheque drum machines and downtrodden lyrics.
  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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  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
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  1. May 11, 2016
    10
    .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................excellent Expand
  2. Apr 4, 2016
    10
    ...............................................................................................................Amazing Album ,The Last...............................................................................................................Amazing Album ,The Last Masterpiece of Pet Shop Boys, Elysium (2012) is very Weak, and Electric (2013) is better than Elysium (2012) but is not one Masterpiece like critics say... Expand
  3. 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. 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
  4. Apr 5, 2016
    10
    .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................Mmamama Expand
  5. 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 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
  6. ArnoldB
    May 1, 2009
    9
    For me, this is PSB best album. Brilliantly produced with soft, sweet and irresistable melodies. The last album from PSB I enjoyed listening For me, this is PSB best album. Brilliantly produced with soft, sweet and irresistable melodies. The last album from PSB I enjoyed listening to was Very. After that, I've found them quite boring. Yes came as a total surprise. Great! Expand
  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 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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