NME Awards – 2012-2014

By 2012, the NME Awards were positively contemporary. Let’s take a look at the awards through to 2014.

NME Awards 2012

Below is the full list of nominations for the event, which will be held at the O2 Academy Brixton on February 29.

  • Godlike Genius Award: Noel Gallagher
  • Outstanding Contribution to Music: Pulp
  • Best British Band: Kasabian. Also nominated: Arctic Monkeys, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Horrors, Muse
  • Best International Band: Foo Fighters. Also nominated: Arcade Fire, JusticeOdd Future, The Strokes
  • Best Solo Artist: Florence + the Machine. Also nominated: Adele, Frank Turner, Laura Marling, Miles Kane, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
  • Best New Band: The Vaccines. Also nominated: Foster The People, Lana Del Rey, Tribes, Wu Lyf
  • Best Live Band: Arctic Monkeys. Also nominated: Kasabian, Muse, Pulp, Two Door Cinema Club
  • Best Album: The Horrors, for Skying. Also nominated: Arctic Monkeys, for Suck It And SeeNoel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, for Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, PJ Harvey, for Let England Shake, The Vaccines, for What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?
  • Best Track: Florence + the Machine, for Shake It Out. Also nominated: Arctic Monkeys, for The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala, Bombay Bicycle Club, for Shuffle, Hurts, for Sunday, Lana Del Rey, for Video Games
  • Best Video: Hurts, for Sunday. Also nominated Arctic Monkeys, for Suck It And See, Beyoncé, for Countdown, Lana Del Rey, for Video Games, Tyler, The Creator, for Yonkers
  • Best Festival: Glastonbury. Also nominated: Bestival, Reading & Leeds, T In The Park, V Festival
  • Best TV Show: Fresh Meat. Also nominated: Doctor Who, Misfits, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, This Is England ’88
  • Best Film: Submarine. Also nominated: Black Swan, Drive, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2, The Inbetweeners Movie
  • Best Music Film: Foo Fighters, for Back and Forth. Also nominated: George Harrison, for Living In The Material World, Kings Of Leon, for Talihina Sky, The Libertines, for There Are No Innocent Bystanders, Upside Down – The Creation Records Story
  • Best Dancefloor Anthem: Katy B, for Broken Record. Also nominated: Azealia Banks, for 212, Foster The People, for Pumped Up Kicks, Justice, for Civilization, Metronomy, for The Bay
  • Hero of the Year: Matt Bellamy. Also nominated: Alex Turner, Dave Grohl, Noel Fielding, Noel Gallagher
  • Villain of the Year: Justin Bieber. Also nominated: David Cameron, Lady Gaga, Liam Gallagher, Nick Clegg
  • Worst Album: Justin Bieber, for Under the Mistletoe. Also nominated: Coldplay, for Mylo Xyloto, Lady Gaga, for Born This Way, One Direction, for Up All Night, Viva Brother, for Famous First Words
  • Worst Band: One Direction. Also nominated: Beady Eye, Coldplay, Muse, Viva Brother
  • Hottest Male: Jared Leto (30 Seconds To Mars). Also nominated: Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides), Dominic Howard (Muse), Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance), Matt Bellamy (Muse)
  • Hottest Female: Hayley Williams (Paramore). Also nominated: Amy Lee (Evanescence), Florence Welch (Florence + the Machine), Katy Perry, Marina Diamandis (Marina And The Diamonds)
  • Best Album Artwork: Friendly Fires, for Pala. Also nominated: Arctic Monkeys, for Suck It And See, Bombay Bicycle Club, for A Different Kind Of Fix, Björk, for Biophilia, Jay-Z and Kanye West, for Watch The Throne
  • Best Band Blog or Twitter: Lady Gaga, for @LadyGaga. Also nominated: Example, for @Example, Frank Turner, for Frank-Turner.com/blog, Kanye West, for @KanyeWest, Hurts, for @Theohurts
  • Most Dedicated Fans: Muse. Also nominated: 30 Seconds To Mars, Arctic Monkeys, Hurts, My Chemical Romance
  • Best Book: Noel Fielding, for The Scribblings of a Madcap Shambleton, Jared Leto, for Notes From The Outernet, Jarvis Cocker, for Mother, Brother, Lover: Selected Lyrics, Malcolm X, for A Life Of Reinvention, Shaun Ryder, for Twisting My Melon
  • Best Small Festival: RockNess. Also nominated: Field Day, Hop Farm, Kendal Calling, Latitude
  • Best Reissue: The Smiths, for Complete Re-issues. Also nominated: Manic Street Preachers, for National Treasures, Nirvana, for Nevermind, Primal Scream, for Screamadelica, The Rolling Stones, for Some Girls
  • Greatest Music Moment of the Year: The Stone Roses reunite. Also nominated: Brian May joins My Chemical Romance onstage at Reading Festival, Kasabian see in 2012 with their epic London O2 Arena show, Noel Gallagher launches his solo career with press conference, Pulp steal the show at Glastonbury with secret set

NME Awards 2013

London’s Troxy on Wednesday, February 27, 2013:Host: Russell Kane

  • Godlike Genius Award: Johnny Marr
  • Philip Hall Radar Award: The Child of Lov
  • Teenage Cancer Trust Outstanding Contribution to Music: The Cribs
  • Best British Band: Biffy Clyro. Also nominated: Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, The Vaccines, The Maccabees, The Cribs
  • Best International Band: The Killers. Also nominated: Tame Impala, The Black Keys, Odd Future, Crystal Castles, Foo Fighters
  • Best Solo Artist: Florence + the Machine. Also nominated: Jake Bugg, Noel Gallagher, Miles Kane, Grimes, Paul Weller
  • Best New Band: Palma Violets. Also nominated: Alt-J, Peace, Django Django, Alabama Shakes, Haim
  • Best Live Band: The Rolling Stones. Also nominated: The Maccabees, The Cribs, Blur, Biffy Clyro, Foals
  • Best Album: The Maccabees, for Given to the Wild. Also nominated: Frank Ocean, for Channel Orange, Jake Bugg, for Jake Bugg, Alt-J, for An Awesome Wave, The Vaccines, for Come Of Age, Tame Impala, for Lonerism
  • Best Track: Foals, for Inhaler. Also nominated: Arctic Monkeys, for R U Mine?, Haim, for Don’t Save Me, MIA, for Bad Girls, Palma Violets, for Best Of Friends, Tame Impala, for Elephant
  • Best Music Video: Arctic Monkeys, for R U Mine?. Also nominated: Grimes, for Oblivion, MIA, for Bad Girls, David Bowie, for Where Are We Now?, Haim, for Don’t Save Me, Tame Impala, for Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
  • Best Festival: Reading & Leeds. Also nominated: T In The Park, Bestival, Primavera, Latitude, Isle of Wight
  • Best TV Show: Fresh Meat. Also nominated: Breaking BadNoel Fielding’s Luxury ComedySherlockThe Thick Of ItDoctor Who
  • Best Film: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Also nominated: TediLL ManorsThe Dark Knight RisesSkyfallThe Perks Of Being A Wallflower
  • Best Music Film: The Rolling Stones, for Crossfire Hurricane. Also nominated: Searching For Sugar ManLCD Soundsystem, for Shut Up And Play The HitsHit So Hard: The Life & Near Death Story of Patty Schemel Marley, Led Zeppelin, for Celebration Day
  • Dancefloor Anthem: Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch, for Sweet Nothing. Also nominated: Mosca featuring Katy B, for What You Came For, Psy, for Gangnam Style, MIA, for Bad Girls, Kanye West and Jay-Z, for Paris, Solange, for Losing You
  • Hero of the Year: Barack Obama. Also nominated: David Bowie, Bradley Wiggins, Pussy Riot, Frank Ocean, Dave Grohl
  • Villain of the Year: Harry Styles. Also nominated: David Cameron, Skrillex, Psy, Fred Macpherson, Azealia Banks
  • Worst Band: One Direction. Also nominated: Muse, Mumford & Sons, Alt-J, Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran
  • Hottest Man: Matthew Bellamy
  • Hottest Woman: Amy Lee
  • Best Band Blog or Twitter: Alana Haim (Haim), for @babyhaim. Also nominated: Muse, for @muse, Fred Macpherson (Spector), for @fredmacpherson, Theo Hutchcraft (Hurts), for @theohurts, Wiley, for @EskiDance, MIA, for @MIAuniverse
  • Best Fan Community: Muse. Also nominated: Hurts, 30 Seconds To Mars, Manic Street Preachers, The Killers, Enter Shikari
  • Best Book: Mike Skinner (The Streets), for The Story of the Streets. Also nominated: David Byrne, for How Music Works, Neil Young, for Waging Heavy Peace, Tim Burgess, for Telling Stories, The Rolling Stones, for 50, Peter Hook, for Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division
  • Best Small Festival: Festival No. 6. Also nominated: Sŵn, The Great Escape, Field Day, End Of The Road, Constellations
  • Best Reissue: Blur, for 21. Also nominated: Manic Street Preachers, for Generation Terrorists, The Prodigy, for The Fat Of The Land, Interpol, for Turn On The Bright Lights, Smashing Pumpkins, for Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness, Ian Brown, for Collected
  • Music Moment of the Year: 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony. Also nominated: David Bowie‘s comeback, The Stone Roses comeback shows at Heaton Park, The Rolling Stones 50th anniversary show at London’s O2 Arena, Green Day‘s secret set at Reading Festival, Pussy Riot‘s punk prayer

NME Awards 2014

February 26 at London’s O2 Academy in Brixton. Host: Huw Stephens

  • Godlike Genius Award: Blondie
  • Songwriters’ Songwriter: Paul McCartney
  • Award For Innovation: Damon Albarn
  • Teenage Cancer Trust Outstanding Contribution to Music Award: Belle and Sebastian
  • Best British Band: Arctic Monkeys. Also nominated: Foals, Palma Violets, Biffy Clyro, Disclosure, Two Door Cinema Club
  • Best International Band: Haim. Also nominated: Arcade Fire, Queens Of The Stone Age, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend
  • Best Solo Artist: Lily Allen. Also nominated: Lorde, Jake Bugg, Paul McCartney, Kanye West, David Bowie
  • Best New Band: Drenge. Also nominated: Swim Deep, Chvrches, Jagwar Ma, Wolf Alice, Courtney Barnett
  • Best Live Band: Arctic Monkeys. Also nominated: Palma Violets, Biffy Clyro, Haim, Queens of the Stone Age, Savages
  • Best Album: Arctic Monkeys, for AM. Also nominated: Queens Of The Stone Age, for Like Clockwork, Peace, for In Love, Kanye West, for Yeezus, Savages, for Silence Yourself, Drenge, for Drenge
  • Best Track: Disclosure, for White Noise. Also nominated: Arctic Monkeys, for Do I Wanna Know?, Lily Allen, for Hard Out Here, Arcade Fire, for Reflektor, Primal Scream, for 2013, Daft Punk, for Get Lucky
  • Best Music Video: Eagulls, for Nerve Endings. Also nominated: Arctic Monkeys, for Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?, Pharrell, for Happy, Arcade Fire, for Reflektor, Lily Allen, for Hard Out Here, Haim, for Falling
  • Best Festival: Glastonbury. Also nominated: Reading & Leeds, T In The Park, Latitude, Bestival, V
  • Best TV Show: Breaking Bad. Also nominated: Fresh Meat, Sherlock, Game Of Thrones, Misfits, Doctor Who
  • Best Music Film – The Stone Roses, for Made of Stone. Also nominated: Muscle ShoalsSound CityThe National, for Mistaken For StrangersGood VibrationsMuse
  • Philip Hall Radar Award: Fat White Family
  • Best Reissue – The Clash, for Sound System. Also nominated: Nirvana, for In Utero: 20th Anniversary Edition, The Beta Band, for The Regal Years: 1997-2004, The Breeders, for LSXX (Last Splash 20th Anniversary Edition), Bob Dylan, for Bootleg Series, Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait (1969-1971), The Velvet Underground, for White Light/White Heat 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition
  • Best Band Blog Or Twitter – Alana Haim (Haim). Also nominated: Jehnny Beth (Savages), Albert Hammond Jr, James Blunt, Theo Hutchcraft (Hurts), Grimes
  • Best Book: Morrissey, for Autobiography. Also nominated: Alan McGee, for Creation Stories, Bob Stanley, for Yeah Yeah Yeah, Mark Lewisohn, for The Beatles – All These Years: Volume One: Tune In, Beck, for Song Reader, Richard Hell, for I Dreamed I Was A Very Clean Tramp
  • Best Small Festival: Sŵn. Also nominated: RockNess, Y Not, Kendall Calling, Green Man, Festival Number 6
  • Best Fan Community: Arctic Monkeys. Also nominated: Hurts, Haim, Muse, Peace, Morrissey
  • Music Moment of the Year: Noel Gallagher and Damon Albarn come together for Teenage Cancer Trust. Also nominated: Pussy Riot are freed, Arctic Monkeys headline Glastonbury, Rolling Stones headline Glastonbury, Morrissey‘s autobiography is released, Kanye West brings Jesus impersonator on stage
  • Worst Band: The 1975. Also nominated: One Direction, The Wanted, Imagine Dragons, 30 Seconds To Mars, Muse
  • Hero of the Year: Alex Turner. Also nominated: David Bowie, Este Haim, Russell Brand, Pussy Riot, Lou Reed
  • Villain of the Year: Harry Styles. Also nominated: Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, David Cameron, Vladimir Putin, Russell Brand

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Chart for stowaways – 26 May 2018

These are the top ten singles this week:

  1. The Radiophonic Workshop – Burials in Several Earths
  2. Ladytron – The Animals
  3. Tracey Thorn – Dancefloor
  4. Simon Mills – Poke EP
  5. The Beloved – Looking to the Future
  6. Sparks – I Wish You Were Fun
  7.  The Radiophonic Workshop – Things Buried in Water
  8. The Human League – All I Ever Wanted
  9. Sparks – Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me)
  10. Pet Shop Boys feat. Example – Thursday

Pet Shop Boys feat. Example – Thursday

With its enormous, evocative analogue synth pads, Thursday is, at the time of writing, Pet Shop Boys‘ most recent single. It’s also very definitely one of the best songs on their most recent and entirely brilliant album Electric.

Curiously, there are two different radio edits, one on each of the download packages, and featuring the middle section from Example in varying quantities, but neither really catches the sheer perfection of the five minute album version. It’s still up there among the best songs PSB have ever recorded, but it does feel a little bit incomplete, and the fact that they quietly released both edits would seem to suggest they weren’t entirely happy with either. In this case, you have to say that there would have been no shame in a five minute single.

The first of the two b-sides is called No More Ballads, an ironically downtempo piece which, while entirely nice, was never realistically going to be on an album. That’s not unusual for b-sides, but it is unusual for Pet Shop Boys, who have always been able to explore exciting new worlds on their b-sides and bonus tracks, proof of which can be found on their two fantastic compilations Alternative (1995) and Format (2013). With that in mind, this seems a very rare example of filler.

Odd Man Out is better – it still wouldn’t have fitted on Electric, and so a bonus track for Thursday is an appropriate thing for it to be. Unlike No More Ballads, it has a typically intriguing Neil Tennant lyric (probably more interesting than the single, actually), and an extremely catchy chorus, which are really the key ingredients of a great song. The quote at the end leaves me particularly mystified, as I’ve never managed to work out exactly what’s being said.

The fourth track on the first package (or the CD, if you’re that way inclined) is a remix of Thursday by Tensnake, which features relatively little of the original but is somehow rather compelling – actually it’s probably the best of the remixes, so this disc is definitely worth owning.

The second package is less essential. The radio edit of Thursday which opens this set is the one which removes Example‘s rap in its entirety, leaving only his singing sections and making the track feel rather empty. It’s still brilliant and powerful; just not quite as good as the full version.

The other two tracks are less exciting too – Eddie Amador‘s remix of Thursday is a curious disco/house crossover, which almost works but somehow seems to be lacking something, and Mindskap‘s version is a similarly odd mix of styles with much the same outcome. It’s difficult to get too excited about anything here.

So ultimately Thursday is one of the finest tracks on Electric, but while it definitely deserved a single release, the treatment it got was something of a disappointment. Still, as the only single from this album to creep onto the charts, it does at least have the place in history it deserves.

The CD is rather less widely available now, but you can still find the two packages described above – the EP is here, and the less good remix package is here.

The BRIT Awards 2012

Tuesday 21st February 2012 saw James Corden hosting the BRIT Awards, for the second time at The O2 Arena in London.

This post is part of a series about the history of the BRIT Awards. You can read about the 2011 ceremony here, and the 2013 ceremony here.

British Male Solo Artist

Presented by Plan B. Nominees:

  • James Blake
  • Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
  • James Morrison
  • Professor Green
  • Ed Sheeran

Winner: Ed Sheeran

British Female Solo Artist

Presented by Kylie Minogue. Nominees:

  • Adele
  • Kate Bush
  • Florence and the Machine
  • Jessie J
  • Laura Marling

Winner: Adele

British Breakthrough Act

Presented by Cesc Fàbregas and Nicole Scherzinger. Nominees:

  • Anna Calvi
  • Jessie J
  • Emeli Sandé
  • Ed Sheeran
  • The Vaccines

Winner: Ed Sheeran

British Group

Presented by Jo Whiley and Huey Morgan. Nominees:

  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Chase & Status
  • Coldplay
  • Elbow
  • Kasabian

Winner: Coldplay

British Single

Presented by Tinie Tempah. Nominees:

  • Adele – Someone Like You
  • Ed Sheeran – The A Team
  • Example – Changed the Way You Kiss Me
  • Jessie J feat. B.o.B – Price Tag
  • JLS featuring Dev – She Makes Me Wanna
  • Pixie Lott – All About Tonight
  • Military Wives / Gareth Malone – Wherever You Are
  • Olly Murs feat. Rizzle Kicks – Heart Skips a Beat
  • One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
  • The Wanted – Glad You Came

Winner: One Direction

MasterCard British Album of the Year

Presented by George Michael. Nominees:

  • Adele – 21
  • Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto
  • Florence + The Machine – Ceremonials
  • PJ Harvey – Let England Shake
  • Ed Sheeran – +

Winner: Adele. Famously she banged on for a bit too long without really saying anything and got cut off without warning.

International Male Solo Artist

Presented by Jessie J and Jack Whitehall. Nominees:

  • Ryan Adams
  • Aloe Blacc
  • David Guetta
  • Bon Iver
  • Bruno Mars

Winner: Bruno Mars

International Female Solo Artist

Presented by Jenson Button. Nominees:

  • Beyoncé
  • Björk
  • Feist
  • Lady Gaga
  • Rihanna

Winner: Rihanna

International Group

Presented by Brian May and Roger Taylor from Queen. Nominees:

  • Fleet Foxes
  • Foo Fighters
  • Jay Z and Kanye West
  • Lady Antebellum
  • Maroon 5

Winner: Foo Fighters

International Breakthrough Act

Presented by will.i.am and Rob Brydon. Nominees:

  • Aloe Blacc
  • Bon Iver
  • Lana del Rey
  • Foster The People
  • Nicki Minaj

Winner: Lana del Rey

Critics’ Choice

Presented by James Corden and Jessie J. Nominees:

  • Michael Kiwanuka
  • Maverick Sabre
  • Emeli Sandé

Maverick Sabre came in second place. Winner: Emeli Sandé

British Producer

Presented by Laura Marling. Nominees:

  • Paul Epworth
  • Flood
  • Ethan Johns

Winner: Ethan Johns

Outstanding Contribution to Music

Presented by Ray Winstone.

Winner: Blur

You should be able to watch the entire show here.

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Pet Shop Boys – Electric

After 2012’s Elysium, you could probably have been forgiven for thinking Pet Shop Boys had lost it a little bit. There was, as I explained when I reviewed it, nothing especially wrong with it, but it wasn’t exactly contemporary.

But there were rumours floating around at the same time – they had recorded a dance album, and it was going to come out very soon. Which it did. Electric is entirely contemporary. And also retro. And also totally brilliant.

It wasn’t the first time they had done something like this. 1993’s Very was both accompanied by a mini-dance album Relentless and also followed soon after by remix album Disco 2. The largely forgotten guitar album Release (2002) was followed by the brilliant remix/dance album Disco 3 (2003). So they had form, but even so, Electric was quite unexpected. Previously they had all been mini-albums or remix albums, whereas this was another proper album. Not only that, but having got into the habit of only releasing new material every three or four years, this was a whole new release, just ten months after its predecessor.

The album opens with the excellent Axis. There aren’t a lot of vocals – mainly “turn it on,” and “electric energy,” but somehow it’s still classic Pet Shop Boys, perhaps channelling the extended introduction to their first remix album Disco in 1986, which opened with the brilliant In the Night.

Bolshy follows, probably my least favourite track on the album due to its slightly daft chorus, but the verse and production more than make up for any failings it might have. Single Love is a bourgeois construct comes next, again with a slightly daft chorus, but this time also with a cheeky smile on its face and a fun lyric.

It’s tempting to wonder where exactly Pet Shop Boys found the creativity to record something quite this brilliant. After all, three decades into their career, they could certainly be forgiven for going a bit more slowly from now on. Perhaps the support of producer Stuart Price helped – and Neil Tennant‘s claim that this is just the first in a trilogy of albums with Price will be very welcome news if it turns out to be true.

Flourescent is lacking somewhat in Neil Tennant‘s trademark clever lyrics, but it’s easily one of the best tracks on this album, probably mainly because of the production. It’s enormous, moody, dark, and beautiful. We may be just four tracks into this album, but it’s already excellent in the extreme.

Somehow, though, the best is yet to come. Inside a dream is far from the dreary centrepiece that many acts might go for. It’s perhaps the most retro-sounding track on the album, with its huge hand claps and 80s-style counter-melodies, but there’s also something very contemporary about it.

Then comes perhaps the oddest track on the album, The Last to Die, a cover of a song by Bruce Springsteen. It could easily sound very out-of-place indeed, but somehow it fits perfectly, and is another of the best tracks on here. Like all Pet Shop Boys covers, it’s totally unexpected and probably shouldn’t work, but it really does work very well indeed.

Shouting in the evening is probably the low point of the second half of the album. Which is a bold statement, as this is still an excellent track – the calibre is just so high on Electric that there’s no room for anything less than extraordinary.

Then the most recent single Thursday is the penultimate track, and from the opening chords you can hear that it’s classic Pet Shop Boys – it even boasts a West End girls-inspired bass line. And a list! Chris Lowe turns up for one of his occasional vocals to list the days of the weekend – “Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.” The lyrics are quite incredible – everyone knows the weekend starts on Thursday rather than Friday, so why had nobody ever written a song about that before? Just when you think you’ve got the hang of the song, Example turns up and raps and sings his way through the second half. It’s an unlikely collaboration, but one which works perfectly.

Finally the main single Vocal brings the album to a close in exceptional form. By the time the chorus kicks off, you know pretty much what to expect, but somehow it still surprises, with its “hands in the air,” synth riff. Quite incredible.

Electric is, without a doubt, the best Pet Shop Boys record in at least two decades, and easily deserved to spend the entirety of 2013 at number one. Without doing anything completely different, they have managed totally reinvent themselves and come back sounding fresh and new. Three decades on, and they still clearly have a lot to offer. Quite how they will come back after this is difficult to guess, but I for one am looking forward to finding out.

You can find Electric through all standard retailers. There isn’t a special edition, so just grab the CD version instead.

Chart for stowaways – 21 December 2013

Since we’re running so far behind schedule now with the charts, and since very little of interest was going on in early December anyway, let’s jump forwards to the chart for the week before Christmas. Here are the singles:

  1. Röyksopp feat. Susanne Sundfør – Running to the Sea
  2. Delerium feat. Kreesha Turner – Dust in Gravity
  3. My Robot Friend – Creep
  4. Pet Shop Boys feat. Example – Thursday
  5. Kosheen – Harder They Fall
  6. Paul Hartnoll – The Sea Devils
  7. Kings of Convenience – Rule My World
  8. Starwalker – Bad Weather
  9. Erasure – Gaudete
  10. Depeche Mode – Should Be Higher

Chart for stowaways – 30 November 2013

Here are the top five singles:

  1. Pet Shop Boys feat. Example – Thursday
  2. Röyksopp feat. Susanne Sundfør – Running to the Sea
  3. Depeche Mode – Should Be Higher
  4. Erasure – Gaudete
  5. Kosheen – Harder They Fall

The albums were still doing odd things by the end of November, but let’s look at the top five anyway:

  1. Deep Dish – Junk Science
  2. Way Out West – We Love Machine
  3. Bent – Best Of
  4. Pet Shop Boys – Actually
  5. Pet Shop Boys – Introspective