My only crit is the text: "Pet Shop Boys Vs. The world"
Look at how that type of thing is normally treated on Comic Book covers.
it is usually MUCH more dynamic.
Oftentimes a perspective dimension is implied.
Also the "hero" has sort of a "branded" type treatement (Like superman, etc.)
Not really, with music I can easily let my mind flow. Though without music, I´m aware of everything around me. Thus, without music it´s more distracting. Sometimes I can even focus with heavy metal, or...