Past Quick Poll Results

Poll #92: Best Track From World Beyond?

Answer % Graph
Total votes: 116
Oh What A World 22%
Be Careful What You Wish For! 11%
World Be Gone 20%
A Bitter Parting 11%
Still It's Not Over 5%
Take Me Out Of Myself 1%
Sweet Summer Loving 2%
Love You To The Sky 10%
Lousy Sum Of Nothing 8%
Just A Little Love 9%

Album opener Oh What A World takes the crown here with 22% of the vote, narrowly seeing off World Be Gone. Largely speaking the votes followed a similar pattern to the World Be Gone best track poll (see Poll #90) with the exception of previous winner Lousy Sum Of Nothing which comes 7th this time around. I agree with this assessment – the drab World Beyond rendition isn't in the same league as the brilliant original version.

Poll #91: Best Single From The World Be Gone Album?

Answer % Graph
Total votes: 185
Love You To The Sky 29%
World Be Gone 43%
Just A Little Love 28%

A worthy winner in my view with album title track World Be Gone winning by a clear margin. It's interesting though that this is the least radio-friendly of the singles (normally the more catchy songs end up victorious in these polls).

Poll #90: Best Track From World Be Gone?

Answer % Graph
Total votes: 511
Love You To The Sky 14%
Be Careful What You Wish For! 14%
World Be Gone 19%
A Bitter Parting 4%
Still It's Not Over 5%
Take Me Out Of Myself 1%
Sweet Summer Loving 2%
Oh What A World 12%
Lousy Sum Of Nothing 19%
Just A Little Love 10%

A fascinating poll which saw the lead change hands four times before Lousy Sum Of Nothing finally came out on top, beating title track World Be Gone by just two votes. I was surprised when Be Careful What You Wish For! took an early lead but in the end the best two tracks (in my opinion) were eventually voted first and second.

Poll #89: The New Single Love You To The Sky Is:

Answer % Graph
Total votes: 287
Fantastic 29%
Good 40%
Average 21%
Weak 9%
Dreadful 1%

A pretty strong showing from the lead single from World Be Gone, with 69% rating the song as either fantastic or good. That said, it's not as highly rated as Elevation (74%) or When I Start To (Break It All Down) (89%).

Poll #88: What Do You Think Of The World Be Gone Sleeve Artwork?

Answer % Graph
Total votes: 91
I love it 71%
I'm undecided 23%
I dislike it 6%

That's a pretty convincing thumbs up for the artwork of the latest Erasure album World Be Gone and in my view it's well deserved. And with only 6% stating they dislike the artwork, this might go down as one of the most popular sleeves in many a year.

Poll #87: How Do You Feel About The From Moscow To Mars Box Set Contents?

Answer % Graph
Total votes: 266
Excited 55%
Indifferent 20%
Disappointed 25%

Generally, the From Moscow To Mars box set was well received, but it wasn't an overwhelmingly positive reception with a quarter of fans expressing disappointment at the contents. It's not without its flaws but overall I feel the box set is a worthwhile purchase.

Poll #86: How Many Vinyl Re-Issues Have You Bought?

Answer % Graph
Total votes: 79
All Of Them 22%
Some Of Them 8%
None Of Them 70%

I always expected the vinyl re-issues to have a niche appeal (so much so this poll received a very low number of votes) but even I was surprised that 70% of respondents haven't bought a single one of them. Let's hope that the From Moscow To Mars box set fares better!