The final results are in for my poll this past week, in which I asked my site visitors to choose the Pet Shop Boys albums that take them farthest from their musical "comfort zone." And that albums that received the most votes were:
, picked as the *studio* album that takes them farthest from their musical comfort zone by 67.3% of the voters; and
* their ballet The Most Incredible Thing
chosen as the PSB/Tennant-Lowe "special project" that takes them farthest from their comfort zone by 55.8%.
To see the complete results, please visit my "Commentary" site at http://www.geowayne.com/psbhtml.htm
and select one of the "Past Survey Results" options in the top navigation bar or click he appropriate link on my "What's New?" page.
My new poll for the week ahead sets up one of my occasional imaginary scenarios and calls for a choice based upon it. In this case, I'm listing twelve of the Boys' single b-sides that received the highest ratings in my periodic "Rating Project" surveys, and I'm asking you to imagine that they were never released before, but instead have just been released as the tracks on a brand new PSB studio album. How would you compare such an album with all of their other studio albums? Would it be one of their best? One of their weakest? Or somewhere in the middle? So please check out the list of songs and then make your choice from the options provided right there on my home page.
Thanks to everyone who voted in last week's survey! And I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead!