[Introspective] Final results of poll on PSB album with the best "bookend songs"

Wayne Studer psbfan at geowayne.com
Sat Apr 18 22:13:20 PDT 2015

The final results are in for my poll this past week, in which I asked my 
site visitors which Pet Shop Boys studio album has, in their opinion, the 
strongest "bookend songs" -- that is, the best combination of opening and 
closing tracks. And the album and songs that received the largest number of 
votes were:

* Behaviour - "Being Boring" / "Jealousy," chosen by 22.0% of the voters.

I found the "race," so to speak, especially interesting this week, as 
Behaviour, Very, and Electric regularly jostled amongst themselves for first 
place, at least during the first half of the week. It wasn't until mid-week 
(around Wednesday or Thursday) that Behaviour settled in comfortably at the 
peak position. At any rate, 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 area, or click the 
appropriate link on my "What's New?" page.

The lead (that is, first) single from a new album generally plays an 
important role in determining that album's commercial success. So that's a 
consideration (though perhaps not the only or even the most important one) 
in my new poll for the week ahead, which once more breaks your choices down 
by studio album. I'm asking you to select what you regard as the best or 
most effective album lead single. Thanks so much to Jules Chance for 
suggesting this question!

And thanks as well to everyone who voted in last week's survey. I wish you 
all a most excellent week ahead!


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