[Introspective] Final results of poll on artists most musically similar to PSB

Wayne Studer psbfan at geowayne.com
Sat Sep 5 22:03:44 PDT 2015

This week's survey returns to my objective of late to offer more polls with 
fewer choices, in this case asking a question that may strike some of you as 
shocking coming from a die-hard PSB fan like me. I'm wondering whether you 
have ever felt—and possibly even still feel—that the Pet Shop Boys have at 
some point in their career "jumped the shark." (For those of you who may not 
be familiar with this particular pop-culture idiom, which has been around 
now for a couple of decades, I provide a sThe final results are in for my 
poll this past week, in which I asked my site visitors to select the three 
artists that are, in their opinion, the most musically or stylistically 
similar to the Pet Shop Boys. And the three artists that received the most 
votes were:

* New Order, chosen by 41.5% of the voters,
* Erasure, picked by 38.5%, and
* OMD (Orchestral Maneouvres in the Dark), selected by 21.5%.

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 the appropriate link on 
my "What's New?" page.

My new poll for the week ahead may seem a little shocking coming from a 
die-hard PSB fan and visited almost exclusively by fellow dedicated 
Petheads, but here goes: Have you ever felt that the Pet Shop Boys had 
"jumped the shark"? Now, for those of you (probably not many) who may be 
unfamiliar with that term, I provide a handy explanation right there on my 
home page as part of the poll. At any rate, please mull this over and make 
the appropriate choice from the options provided. (It's a little more than 
merely "Yes" and "No.")

In the meantime, thanks to everyone who voted in last week's survey! And I 
hope you all have a marvelous week ahead (as well as a happy and safe Labor 
Day to those of you who observe that holiday on Monday).


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