Christmas album chart for stowaways 2017

Obviously the Christmas album chart isn’t normally anything that catches anybody’s eye, although this year sees Erasure climbing back up to number 11 with Snow Globe – but here’s the rest of the chart:

  1. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark – The Punishment of Luxury
  2. Fever Ray – Plunge
  3. Liza Minnelli – Results
  4. Sparks – Hippopotamus
  5. Saint Etienne – Home Counties
  6. Pet Shop Boys – Yes
  7. David Bowie – Legacy
  8. Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon
  9. Pet Shop Boys – Elysium
  10. Pet Shop Boys – Release

Looking back at 2017

Well, that’s pretty much it for 2017. As this blog becomes increasingly irrelevant, I predicted at the start of the year that it might not last forever, but we’ve made it through another year, despite our politicians’ best attempts.

But this year, as the blog celebrated its fifth anniversary, we ran our last series of posts about the Peel Sessions, launched the new Stowaway Heroes series (which will continue early next year), and investigated the entire history of the NME Poll. Next year, we’ll expand that thread to look at the NME Awards, and, well… more on that later.

All in all, it’s been a pretty good year. Let’s see what 2018 has in store for us!

Top tracks of 2017 – Depeche Mode

Before we learn what this year’s number one track for stowaways is, let’s recap the top ten so far!

  • 10. Gary Numan – My Name is Ruin
  • 9. Sparks – Scandinavian Design
  • 8. Kraftwerk – Radioaktivität
  • 7. Goldfrapp – Become the One
  • 6. Erasure – Be Careful What You Wish For!
  • 5. Saint Etienne – Whyteleaf
  • 4. Pet Shop Boys – Reunion
  • 3. Yazoo – Only You 2017
  • 2. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark – As We Open, So We Close

And now, the number one – with their remarkable comeback Where’s the Revolution, here are Depeche Mode:

Top tracks of 2017 – Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

We’ve had a couple of days off again, so let’s take quick a look at the top ten so far:

  • 10. Gary Numan – My Name is Ruin
  • 9. Sparks – Scandinavian Design
  • 8. Kraftwerk – Radioaktivität
  • 7. Goldfrapp – Become the One
  • 6. Erasure – Be Careful What You Wish For!
  • 5. Saint Etienne – Whyteleaf
  • 4. Pet Shop Boys – Reunion
  • 3. Yazoo – Only You 2017

And at number two, a late entry from Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. A fantastic track from the new album is this: As We Open, So We Close.

Christmas chart for stowaways 2017

Here’s the 2017 Christmas chart for stowaways!

  1. Saint Etienne – Dive
  2. Yazoo – Only You
  3. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark – As We Open, So We Close
  4. Fever Ray – To the Moon and Back
  5. Band Aid – Do They Know It’s Christmas
  6. Pet Shop Boys – Reunion
  7. Pet Shop Boys – Leaving
  8. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark – What Have We Done
  9. Pet Shop Boys – Christmas
  10. Liza Minnelli – Losing My Mind