The final results are in for my poll this past week, in which I asked my site visitors how much they liked (or disliked) each of the tracks associated with the Pet Shop Boys' most recent single release, "Undertow." And the choices made by the largest numbers of voters were:
* "Undertow" - Tuff City Kids Remix: 42.9% "like it"
* "Left to My Own Devices" - Super Version: 38.4% "like it"
* "Burn" - Baba Stiltz Remix: 37.1% "hate it"
* "Undertow" - Tuff City Kids Dub: 58.7% "haven't heard it"
Quite unusually for a poll with multiple choices like this, all of the plurality votes happened to coincide with my own votes. To see the complete results, please visit my "Commentary" site at http://www.geowayne.com/psbhtml.htm and either select one of the "Past Survey Results" options from the top navigation bar or click the appropriate link on my "What's New?" page.
Perhaps somewhat surprisingly, my new poll for the week ahead will once again run for two weeks -- but this time not because I'm going on sabbatical. On the contrary, I plan on being active and "available" the whole time (knock on wood). Rather, I have several other reasons for allowing it to run for two weeks, not the least of which is that it's a "sequel" to my other recent two-week survey, during which I asked you to pick your favorite three-album sequence of consecutive PSB studio albums. This time I'm asking you to choose your favorite three consecutive singles by the Boys, and I think it's only fair to allow everyone just as much time to vote on the question of singles as on the one for albums. So please take a few minutes to make your choice right there on my home page. And thanks so much to Retrofuturist for offering this terrific suggestion!
By the way, I know that the matter of which releases should be considered "singles" is open to debate, and no matter what choices I make, someone will be displeased. I've listed a number of "rules" and caveats with regard to my selection of singles, which is based on their U.K. releases. If my choices don't please you, please accept my apologies, but there's nothing I can do about it once people start voting. The choices are what they are, and I ask your understanding and indulgence.
In the meantime, thanks to everyone who voted in last week's survey! And I hope you all have an exceptional week ahead!