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. For the first time in years, Pet Shop Boys sound thrillingly modern. The songs, too, are the finest in years.
  2. Ultimately though, the credit for the triumph of Yes is Tennant & Lowe's. While Xenomania bring a confidence and focus, the big choruses and nagging melodies are present throughout.
  3. 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.
  4. 80
    In the grand, elegiac 'Legacy,' singer Neil Tennant delivers what's either a farewell kiss or simply a cheeky end to the most thoroughly heartfelt chapter in the pair's 25-year story.
  5. It sags mid-album, but the Brits won't demand a recount.
  6. They're in a slump with their songwriting, and subject-wise, every song here has a companion piece on some earlier album, but that doesn't mean the party is spoiled.
  7. Fans hoping for a late-career renaissance might be let down, but the duo isn't slouching either.
  8. The hooks on Yes are as smart as Tennant's mouth, and on tracks like 'Pandemonium,' the disco's so primal, you could smash your bone china to the beat.
  9. 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.
  10. Yes sounds fresh, dynamic, and vital, while paying plenty of respect to Pet Shop Boys’ storied career.
  11. On the surface, this big-sounding album belongs with them, but the songs don’t stand up to scrutiny in the same way.
  12. Mojo
    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]
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 41 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
    Full Review »
  3. Apr 5, 2016
    10
    .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................Mmamama Full Review »