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Would you like for the Pet Shop Boys to record and release a "collaborations" album—maybe titled Collaborate or Collaborations (what else?)—in which all of the tracks are collaborations with various other artists? Which of the following statements comes closest to expressing how you feel about this idea?

Yes, as long as it's all-new material written or at least co-written by the Boys.
Yes, and I wouldn't mind if the material weren't written by PSB as long as it's all new.
Yes, and I wouldn't mind if it were to consist largely or even entirely of covers of old songs (their own and/or others').
No, I don't want that at all!
Well, it depends on the artists with whom they decide to collaborate.
I really don't care about this one way or the other.
I have a very different opinion about this from any of those expressed above.
If you make this choice, please feel free to share your alternate viewpoint using the "Comments" feature on the "Current Results" page.
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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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