The low points are mainly disappointing because they are such an obvious contrast to other very strong tracks. "King of Rome" is a beautifully lush slower cut and one of the best from their past few albums. "Did You See Me Coming" and "Pandemonium" showcase pop immediacy at its most direct, melodies so catchy you can sing along during the first listen. And matched with some of the other successful tracks, the album leans more on the fun side of things than not.
Production outfit Xenomania was at the helm for this record, and also helped co-wrote three of the songs (including the lead single "Love, Etc."). Their imprint is subtle at best on Yes. For the most part these are very traditional-sounding Pet Shop Boys songs. The focus is definitely on very straight ahead pop dance tracks, and in that regard it shares a bit of style with Very. But more as the weaker version of a style that's been visited more successfully in the past. Not at all bad production, but certainly don't expect anything out of the ordinary.
Yes does just enough right to give hope for future material, but offers up enough weak tracks as well that its difficult to give it universal recommendation. Long time Pet Shop Boys fans will not be disappointed, as Tennant and Lowe have not sunk back to Bilingual lows by any stretch, but beyond the single and a few other tuneful tracks it probably won't be enough to win new converts.