Preview – Pet Shop Boys

Oh, well this took long enough. Just sixteen years after Pet Shop Boys started gathering together the definitive versions of their back catalogue on CD, now the set finally continues, with NightlifeRelease, and Fundamental. Packed with an essential set of bonus tracks, each is now available as a double or triple CD set, and this time on heavy vinyl as well!

Chart for stowaways – 17 June 2017

Here are the week’s top singles:

  1. Erasure – Love You To The Sky
  2. Saint Etienne – Sweet Arcadia
  3. Jean-Michel Jarre – Oxygène (Part 17)
  4. Depeche Mode – Where’s the Revolution
  5. Saint Etienne – Magpie Eyes
  6. Kraftwerk – Trans Europa Express
  7. Pet Shop Boys – Undertow
  8. Erasure – Be Careful What You Wish For!
  9. New Order – Restless
  10. Jean-Michel Jarre & Pet Shop Boys – Brick England

Five years of stowaways – Part 2

Today marks five years since I started this blog, quickly setting something up just before I went away on holiday for a couple of weeks, just to see what would happen. The first post was the announcement of Pet Shop Boys‘ then-new single, Winner.

This is appropriate, because one of the reasons this blog exists in the first place was that I was keen to try and keep in touch with what my favourite artists were doing. It’s so easy these days if you don’t follow the right people in the right app to completely miss the new single from someone you love, and hence the Preview section, now running weekly on Mondays – it forces me to go out and find what’s coming up, and listen to whether it’s any good or not.

So Pet Shop Boys kicked this blog off, and it’s only fair that they get the slot on its birthday too. Here’s the current single Undertow, in its original form:

Chart for stowaways – 3 June 2017

These are the week’s top singles:

  1. Depeche Mode – Where’s the Revolution
  2. Pet Shop Boys – Undertow
  3. Jean-Michel Jarre – Oxygène (Part 17)
  4. Goldfrapp – Anymore
  5. Depeche Mode – Cover Me
  6. Jean-Michel Jarre & Pet Shop Boys – Brick England
  7. Depeche Mode – You Move
  8. David Bowie – No Plan
  9. New Order feat. Brandon Flowers – Superheated
  10. Pink Floyd – Interstellar Overdrive

Chart for stowaways – 20 May 2017

Here’s the latest singles chart:

  1. Depeche Mode – Where’s the Revolution
  2. Pet Shop Boys – Undertow
  3. Goldfrapp – Anymore
  4. Jean-Michel Jarre – Oxygène (Part 17)
  5. Depeche Mode – You Move
  6. Depeche Mode – Cover Me
  7. Robert Miles – Children
  8. New Order feat. Brandon Flowers – Superheated
  9. Depeche Mode – Going Backwards
  10. C Duncan – Wanted to Want It Too

Chart for stowaways – 6 May 2017

This is what the latest single chart looks like:

  1. Depeche Mode – Where’s the Revolution
  2. Pet Shop Boys – Undertow
  3. Goldfrapp – Anymore
  4. Jean-Michel Jarre – Oxygène (Part 17)
  5. Depeche Mode – You Move
  6. David Bowie – No Plan
  7. C Duncan – Wanted to Want It Too
  8. Pink Floyd – Interstellar Overdrive
  9. Depeche Mode – Going Backwards
  10. Depeche Mode – Cover Me

Retro chart for stowaways – 20 May 2006

While I’m still away on my holidays, here are the top 10 albums from eleven years ago:

  1. Massive Attack – Collected
  2. Goldfrapp – Supernature
  3. William Orbit – Hello Waveforms
  4. I Monster – Neveroddoreven
  5. Depeche Mode – Playing the Angel
  6. Madonna – Confessions on a Dance Floor
  7. Röyksopp – The Understanding
  8. Pet Shop Boys – PopArt
  9. Röyksopp – Röyksopp’s Night Out
  10. Sugababes – Taller in More Ways