So we reach the half way point of the group stages, and we’ve already had a lot of surprises. I’m sure you won’t have missed them in all the excitement, but just in case, here’s a recap.
The group is currently firmly led by Jean-Michel Jarre, with the Delerium / Front Line Assembly / Conjure One supergroup as runners-up, but any of the teams could still qualify.
Depeche Mode are well ahead, and after two disappointing losses for Sparks and a surprise win for Kylie Minogue, the latter currently looks likely to sneak into the group of sixteen.
Erasure have a strong lead, with Saint Etienne just holding onto second place, but with a game in hand.
Kraftwerk lead with two strong wins, and Hot Chip are currently holding onto second place after drawing against Goldfrapp in their first game.
Pet Shop Boys are leading, and after two dirty games from The Beloved, I Monster currently hold the runner-up spot.
Big surprises here. The favourites are currently right at the bottom of the table, with Enigma in first place, Air in second, and Röyksopp and OMD in third and fourth.
David Bowie is comfortably leading, with The Human League in second place.
New Order lead, with The Future Sound of London in second.