Stowaway World Cup – Group Stages – Games 17-20

Game 17: Jean-Michel Jarre versus Delerium / Front Line Assembly / Conjure One

  1. 1+2. No goal.
  2. 4+5. Goal for number of UK hit albums. Easy goal for Jarre. 1-0.
  3. 5+3. No goal.
  4. 3+2. No goal.
  5. 4+6. Goal for total weeks on UK album chart. Jarre again. 2-0.
  6. 4+1. Goal for highest debut position on UK singles chart. Surprising goal for Delerium, who peaked at number 3 with Silence. 2-1.
  7. 5+3. No goal.
  8. 3+6. No goal.
  9. 3+2. No goal.
  10. 5+2. No goal. Win for Jean-Michel Jarre, 2-1.

Game 18: Depeche Mode versus Sparks

  1. 1+5. No goal.
  2. 4+5. Goal for number of UK hit albums. Sparks have a lot more albums, but a big gap in their chart history. 1-0.
  3. 5+4. No goal.
  4. 5+4. No goal.
  5. 3+5. No goal.
  6. 4+1. Goal for highest debut position on UK singles chart. Wow, Sparks equalise, having started their career at number 48. 1-1.
  7. 3+6. No goal.
  8. 4+6. Goal for total weeks on UK album chart. 2-1.
  9. 6+2. Goal for highest estimated total sales. Has to be the Mode. 3-1.
  10. 2+5. Goal for best artwork. Tricky, as both have some epic wins and some epic fails. I’ll award it to Depeche Mode, for Violator. 4-1.

Game 19: Erasure versus Saint Etienne

  1. 1+6. No goal.
  2. 3+2. No goal.
  3. 4+4. Goal for number of UK top ten hits. Goal for Erasure. 1-0.
  4. 6+2. Goal for highest estimated total sales. Goal for Erasure. 2-0.
  5. 6+3. Goal for highest number of mentions on blog. Another for Erasure. 3-0.
  6. 6+2. We’ve had that before, so let’s throw again. 3+2. No goal.
  7. 3+6. No goal.
  8. 6+5. Goal for funniest band picture. Another goal for Erasure. 4-0.
  9. 3+4. No goal.
  10. 4+5. Goal for number of UK hit albums. An outstanding win for Erasure. 5-0.

Game 20: Goldfrapp versus Kraftwerk

  1. 2+4. Goal for quality of last album. Kraftwerk‘s last wasn’t a fan favourite, but I think it was easily better than Goldfrapp‘s. 0-1.
  2. 6+1. Goal for number of BRIT Award wins. Goldfrapp were nominated once, but no goal.
  3. 6+4. Goal for highest number of search engine results. Easy goal for Kraftwerk. 0-2.
  4. 4+4. Goal for number of UK top ten hits. Goldfrapp have three. 1-2.
  5. 1+2. No goal.
  6. 2+4. We’ve had before, so re-roll. 2+4. Same. 3+1. No goal.
  7. 3+2. No goal.
  8. 5+3. No goal.
  9. 1+3. No goal.
  10. 1+1. No goal. Kraftwerk win 1-2.
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