Most recent updates: August 17, 2014

This Week's PSB Survey
There were about eight years between Disco (1986) and Disco 2 (1994), about nine years between Disco 2 and Disco 3 (2003), and about four years between Disco 3 and Disco 4 (2007), which averages out to seven years between Disco albums. And it's now been roughly seven years since Disco 4. In light of that, I figured it's time for this two-part question—

What is your favorite Pet Shop Boys Disco album?   Would you like for them to release a Disco 5 album?*
Disco   Yes, and I would like for them to release it soon!
Disco 2   Yes, I would like for them to release Disco 5, but not for a few years yet.
Disco 3   No, I hope they never release Disco 5.
Disco 4   I have mixed feelings about it.
I don't have a "favorite" because I don't like any of them.   *Each of the previous Disco albums have had a different "concept," so this is regardless of the possible concept behind a Disco 5. In other words, if you can think of a Disco 5 concept that you would like and you think there's a good possibility it might actually be used, then vote accordingly.
I'm not familiar enough with them to make a choice.  

Current Results**            This Week's PSB Survey

**As in all of my polls in which you can place more than one vote, my survey service provider automatically calculates the "Current Results" based on the total number of votes, not the total number of voters. This results in smaller-than-expected percentage figures. When I post the final results at the end of this survey, I will calculate them based on the number of voters, which will yield much more reasonable percentages.

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 August 17, 2014.

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