Some "best of the year" lists

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Some "best of the year" lists

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The Quietus - 40 Albums Of The Year

32. Pet Shop Boys - Yes
For anyone who regards their first (and arguably definitive) singles compilation Discography as a glittering high watermark in modern pop, who views Neil Tennant as maybe Morrissey's only serious rival to the mantle of England's greatest living pop eccentric, or who has ever found themselves lost in stupefying reverie to 'West End Girls', 'Suburbia', 'Being Boring' et al, Yes willbe greeted as a triumphant return to form, comfortably their best collection of songs since 1993's near-faultless Very.


musicOMH - Top 50 Best Albums Of 2009

35. Pet Shop Boys - Yes
There are hardcore 'fans' of Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe whose hands flew up in horror at confirmation that Girls Aloud's hit factory Xenomania would be producing this album.
But Brian Higgins and his crew have brought new sounds and methods to the Pets' arsenal, while Tennant's lyrics have rarely been more poignant.

WHAT WE SAID: "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." - Darren Harvey





Sasha Frere-Jones (The New Yorker): The Best Recordings of 2009

3. Pet Shop Boys - "Love etc."
Pet Shop Boys have so many written good pop songs over such a long period, and with so little diminution of quality, that their lack of American super-stardom can only be attributed to occult forces. I don’t think critical analysis can solve this one.


Planet Sound - Top 50 singles of 2009

5. Pet Shop Boys - "Love etc."

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Thanks, nickname, for the roundup. And I couldn't agree more with any of them.
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Great news!
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german magazin SPEX:

Top 50 Songs 2009

#1 Love etc. - Pet Shop Boys

Top 50 Albums 2009

#4 Yes - Pet Shop Boys

Readers Charts 2009

Songs -> #7 Love etc. - Pet Shop Boys
Albums -> #10 Yes - Pet Shop Boys

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magazin Spiegel records of the year
http://www.spiegel.de/kultur/musik/0,15 ... 28,00.html

including Pet Shop Boys - Yes

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Greetings,
13thJoerg wrote:german magazin SPEX:

Top 50 Songs 2009

#1 Love etc. - Pet Shop Boys
Damn right. :up:

Retro. :)

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13thJoerg wrote:german magazin SPEX:

Top 50 Songs 2009

#1 Love etc. - Pet Shop Boys

Top 50 Albums 2009

#4 Yes - Pet Shop Boys

Readers Charts 2009

Songs -> #7 Love etc. - Pet Shop Boys
Albums -> #10 Yes - Pet Shop Boys
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