Most recent updates: October 15, 2017

This Week's PSB Survey
• Part 2 of 2 •
For each of the following Pet Shop Boys singles, would you say that its music video enhances (+) your enjoyment and/or appreciation of the song, detracts () from it, or has no significant effect (=) one way or the other?*

*If you're not familiar with a song or video, or for any other reason don't wish to make a choice for that one, simply skip it. Please note that this poll deals with the "second half" of the Boys' singles/videos, just as last week's survey dealt with the "first half."

 
Enhances
Detracts
No effect
Before
+
=
Se A Vida É
+
=
Single-Bilingual
+
=
A Red Letter Day
+
=
Somewhere
+
=
I Don't Know What You Want…
+
=
New York City Boy
+
=
You Only Tell Me You Love Me…
+
=
Home and Dry
+
=
I Get Along
+
=
London
+
=
Miracles
+
=
Flamboyant
+
=
I'm with Stupid
+
=
Minimal
+
=
Numb
+
=
Integral
+
=
Love etc.
+
=
Did You See Me Coming?
+
=
All Over the World
+
=
Together
+
=
Invisible
+
=
Winner
+
=
Leaving
+
=
Axis
+
=
Vocal
+
=
Thursday
+
=
Twenty-something
+
=
 
Enhances
Detracts
No effect

Current Results*            This Week's PSB Survey

*As in all of my polls in which you can place multiple votes, 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 very small, misleading percentage figures. When I post the final results at the end of this poll, I will calculate them based on the total number of voters, which will yield larger, 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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