Most recent updates: March 29, 2020

My Current PSB Survey
Ranking the "Stuart Price Trilogy" of Albums
How do you rate the three Pet Shop Boys studio albums of the "Stuart Price trilogy"? Please indicate below which one you feel is the best, the one "in the middle," and the one that is weakest. (That this does not mean that you don't like the "weakest" one. You may love it! It simply means that you don't think it's quite as good as the other two.)

Please note that, although you can submit your vote without making all three choices, your vote will NOT count unless you do make all three choices. You can select only one ranking per album and only one album per ranking. Selecting a second ranking for an album will automatically deselect the ranking previously given that album, and selecting a second album for a ranking will automatically deselect the album previously given that ranking. Barring technical difficulties or system incompatibilities, only one vote will count from each computer. If you vote more than once, only your most recent vote will be counted.

The Best The "Middle" The Weakest


Note: Because of the nature of this poll, current results aren't available. Please check back at the end of this survey to see the final results.

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 March 29, 2020.

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