[Introspective] Final results of poll on PSB album special edition bonus discs

Wayne Studer psbfan at earthlink.net
Sat Sep 19 22:15:03 PDT 2009

The final results are in for my poll this past week, in which I asked my 
site visitors to choose what they consider the best bonus disc to accompany 
a Pet Shop Boys album "special edition." And the choice that received the 
most votes was:

* "Yes etc.," the bonus CD that accompanied the original 2009 special 
edition of "Yes," with 17.1% of the votes.

Because, however, I had disqualified "Relentless" (the bonus disc with the 
special edition of "Very") from consideration, I asked a "bonus question" --  
whether voters would have picked "Relentless" if it had been offered among 
the choices. As I suspected, a large number of voters -- more than had voted 
for any other choice -- said that, yes, they would have picked "Relentless": 
35.6%, to be precise. But that's only a plurality, not the majority that I 
had expected. So, in retrospect, I somewhat regret having not included 
"Relentless" among the choices. Live and learn. At any rate, to see the 
complete results, please visit my "Commentary" site at 
http://www.geowayne.com/psbhtml.htm and click the "Past Survey Results" 
button in the left navigation bar.

My new poll for the week ahead is a biggie, although at first glance it may 
seem like a rerun. In the past I've asked my site visitors to rate each PSB 
album. At other times I've asked them to pick their favorite album and even 
their least favorite album. But this week I'm asking you to *rank* -- not 
rate -- each of their studio albums from #1 to #10, with #1 being your 
favorite and #10 being your least favorite. Since this is a ranking, not a 
rating, I'm not allowing duplicate rankings or "ties." If you take part in 
this poll, I'm afraid you'll have to choose a different ranking for each 
one. But I'm sure you're up to the task. ;-) Unusually, the poll itself 
isn't on my home page because of the many lines of background code involved 
in creating this particular survey. But a link to the poll is right there on 
my home page. So please mull it over and, when you're ready, visit my 
website and make your choices. And thanks to Riikka for suggesting this 

Thanks as well to everyone who voted in last week's survey! I hope you'll 
all have a top-ranked week ahead!


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