Most recent updates: April 27, 2016

This Week's PSB Survey
Which of the following statements comes closest to expressing your opinion of the relative quality overall of the Pet Shop Boys' latest album Super?

I think it's their best studio album yet!
It may not be their best, but I think it's one of their better albums.
I think it's pretty much an "average" PSB album, with about as many other PSB albums that are better as ones that aren't as good.
I don't think it's one of their better albums; it's somewhat below-average for them.
I think it's their poorest studio album yet!
My feelings about it are much too mixed to be able to make any of these choices.
I can't say because either I haven't heard it or I'm not yet familiar enough with it to have formed such an opinion about it.
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What This Website Is All About

This website has no "official" connection to the Pet Shop Boys. It merely presents my own personal commentary—often including attempted explanations and interpretations—on the songs of my favorite contemporary pop band. Of course, this commentary has often been influenced by what the Pet Shop Boys themselves, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, have said about their music and by what others have previously written. Nevertheless, many of the observations I make here are original with me.

By no means am I suggesting that these are the "only" or "correct" interpretations. In fact, it's typical of great art, even great pop art, to lend itself to multiple interpretations. And I do consider the Pet Shop Boys to be the creators of great pop art. So you can take or leave my interpretations as you wish. If you disagree, please don't take offense. Rather, enjoy the fact that we're both fans of music rich enough to invite different interpretations.

Despite my best efforts, I have no doubt that I'm guilty of at least some factual errors. I recognize this fact and apologize in advance for any that may have slipped past me. I'll certainly correct any errors that come to my attention.


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This site was originally posted on March 16, 2001, and was most recently revised on April 27, 2016.

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