Yes

Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. It’s just a shame to have squandered the momentum of the Brits by turning in a weaker album than the lower key "Fundamental;" a good two decades after the event, the Pet Shop Boys have well and truly entered middle age.
  2. 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.
  3. 60
    'The Way It Used To Be' is the best thing here, defiantly struggling against easy nostalgia, but nevertheless suggesting that the PSB melancholy vision of perfect pop is now, commercially, a period piece.
  4. On their excellent 10th album, the music leans toward the ornate, with snatches of Tchaikovsky and spaghetti-Western atmospherics enveloping the synths and house beats.
  5. Yes neither benefits nor suffers from Xenomania's attentions--only the opening Love Etc takes a co-writing credit--and it pootles along just as one would expect a moderate-to-strong Pet Shop Boys album to do.
  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. Q Magazine
    60
    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]
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 42 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. May 11, 2016
    10
    .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................excellent Full Review »
  2. Apr 8, 2016
    10
    2 bRAINLEss, The best Pet Shop Boys album SINCE VERY (1993)......

    Top Songs Of "Yes" (2009) 1-More Than A Dream 2-The Way It Used To Be
    2 bRAINLEss, The best Pet Shop Boys album SINCE VERY (1993)......

    Top Songs Of "Yes" (2009)

    1-More Than A Dream
    2-The Way It Used To Be

    3-Pandemonium
    4-Building A Wall

    5-Did You See Me Coming?
    6-Vulnerable
    5-All Over The World
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  3. Apr 5, 2016
    10
    .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................Mmamama Full Review »