Longest Day

Well, these are interesting times, aren’t they?

For a number of reasons, actually completely unrelated to the reason you might be thinking of, posts have dried up here a bit recently. There was a time, back in the day, when I was able to stay well ahead with writing reviews, and never had any shortage of content. Time passed, and gradually life got busier, and honestly this blog has been limping along for a while now.

So, what now? I may have run out of posts, but I’m not short of ideas, so this blog will definitely return – probably not seven days a week again, but maybe once a week, and probably not for a little while, unless I suddenly find a lot of free time for some reason. For now, while I’m housebound, I’m afraid family duties have to take top priority!

So let me leave you with this, the ninth most played track in my iTunes library: the brilliant Dave Gahan, providing vocals for Soulsavers, on Longest Day. Please take it easy, stay safe, and enjoy the silence!

Chart for stowaways – 27 February 2016

Let’s take a look at this week’s top ten albums, still with a profusion of Bowie, and rightly so…

  1. New Order – Music Complete
  2. Conjure One – Holoscenic
  3. Jean-Michel Jarre – Electronica 1: The Time Machine
  4. Roísín Murphy – Hairless Toys
  5. Little Boots – Working Girl
  6. David Bowie – Best of Bowie
  7. David Bowie – Nothing Has Changed
  8. David Bowie – Blackstar
  9. Leftfield – Alternative Light Source
  10. Dave Gahan & Soulsavers – Angels & Ghosts

Chart for stowaways – 13 February 2016

A little delayed, but here are the albums:

  1. New Order – Music Complete
  2. Conjure One – Holoscenic
  3. Jean-Michel Jarre – Electronica 1: The Time Machine
  4. Róisín Murphy – Hairless Toys
  5. David Bowie – Nothing Has Changed
  6. Little Boots – Working Girl
  7. David Bowie – Best of Bowie
  8. David Bowie – Blackstar
  9. Leftfield – Alternative Light Source
  10. Dave Gahan & Soulsavers – Angels & Ghosts

The Stowaway Awards 2016

Here are the winners of this year’s Stowaways:

Best Track

As announced over the New Year, the winner of this year’s Best Track award was New Order feat. Elly Jackson, with Tutti Frutti.

Best Album

These were the nominees:

  • Camouflage – Greyscale
  • Dave Gahan & Soulsavers – Angels & Ghosts
  • Hot Chip – Why Make Sense?
  • Jean-Michel Jarre – Electronica 1: The Time Machine
  • Leftfield – Alternative Light Source
  • Little Boots – Working Girl
  • Marsheaux – A Broken Frame
  • MG – MG
  • Roísín Murphy – Hairless Toys
  • New Order – Music Complete

The winner is New Order!

Best Reissue / Compilation

  • Air – The Virgin Suicides
  • Delerium – Rarities & B-Sides
  • Erasure – Always – The Very Best Of
  • Everything But The Girl – Walking Wounded
  • Faithless – Faithless 2.0

With an exceptional selection of b-sides, mixes, and rarities, the winner is Everything But The Girl, for the special edition of Walking Wounded.

Best Video

  • Étienne de Crécy – Hashtag My Ass
  • Dave Gahan & Soulsavers – All of This and Nothing
  • Hot Chip – Huarache Lights
  • Leftfield & Sleaford Mods – Head and Shoulders
  • Little Boots – Better in the Morning

The winner is Leftfield.

Best Artist

  • Camouflage
  • Sarah Cracknell
  • Hot Chip
  • Jean-Michel Jarre
  • Leftfield
  • Little Boots
  • Marsheaux
  • Roísín Murphy
  • New Order
  • Soulsavers

Winner: Hot Chip.

Best Live Act

Winner: Little Boots.

Best Ambient Track

Winner: Jean-Michel Jarre and Lang Lang, for The Train and the River.

Best Remix

Winner: Röyksopp, for The Presets‘ remix of I Had This Thing.

Best Dance Act / Remixer

Winner: Étienne de Crécy.

Outstanding Contribution

  • Erasure
  • Everything But The Girl
  • Hot Chip
  • Leftfield
  • Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

Winner: Erasure.

 

Chart for stowaways – 6 February 2016

There’s not a lot of change in the top ten singles this week:

  1. Pet Shop Boys – Inner Sanctum
  2. New Order feat. Elly Jackson – Tutti Frutti
  3. Conjure One feat. Hannah Ray – Kill the Fear
  4. Róisín Murphy – Exploitation
  5. Goldfrapp – Stranger
  6. Jean-Michel Jarre – Remix EP (I)
  7. Conjure One feat. Christian Burns – Only Sky
  8. Dave Gahan & Soulsavers – All of This and Nothing
  9. Róisín Murphy – Hairless Toys (Gotta Hurt)
  10. The Human League – Don’t You Want Me

Chart for stowaways – 30 January 2016

Here are this week’s top albums:

  1. New Order – Music Complete
  2. Conjure One – Holoscenic
  3. Róisín Murphy – Hairless Toys
  4. Jean-Michel Jarre – Electronica 1: The Time Machine
  5. Little Boots – Working Girl
  6. David Bowie – Nothing Has Changed
  7. David Bowie – Blackstar
  8. David Bowie – Best Of Bowie
  9. Dave Gahan & Soulsavers – Angels & Ghosts
  10. David Bowie – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

Chart for stowaways – 23 January 2016

This week’s top ten singles, with an exciting new entry right next to the top spot!

  1. New Order feat. Elly Jackson – Tutti Frutti
  2. Pet Shop Boys – Inner Sanctum
  3. Róisín Murphy – Exploitation
  4. Conjure One feat. Hannah Ray – Kill the Fear
  5. Dave Gahan & Soulsavers – All of This and Nothing
  6. Goldfrapp – Stranger
  7. David Bowie – Life on Mars?
  8. Jean-Michel Jarre & Vince Clarke – Automatic
  9. Conjure One feat. Christian Burns – Only Sky
  10. Róisín Murphy – Hairless Toys (Gotta Hurt)

Singles chart of the year 2015 for stowaways

Time now to announce the top singles of 2015 on the Chart for stowaways:

  1. Jean-Michel Jarre – Remix EP (I)
  2. Röyksopp – I Had This Thing [number 46 in 2014]
  3. MG – Europa Hymn
  4. Little Boots – Working Girl
  5. New Order feat. Elly Jackson – Tutti Frutti
  6. The Future Sound of London – Point of Departure
  7. Étienne de Crécy – Hashtag My Ass
  8. Dave Gahan & Soulsavers – All of This and Nothing
  9. The Beloved – Love to Love
  10. Röyksopp – Sordid Affair [number 36 in 2014]

Here are some highlights from outside the top ten:

  • 11. Moderat – Bad Kingdom
  • 15. Hot Chip – Move with Me
  • 18. Marsheaux – See You
  • 24. Leftfield – Bad Radio
  • 26. Sarah Cracknell – Nothing Left to Talk About
  • 29. Róisín Murphy – Exploitation
  • 30. Camouflage – Shine
  • 38. Shit Robot – Do That Dance
  • 44. Lean Jean-Marie – Bring it On
  • 50. Röyksopp – Running to the Sea [number 1 in 2014]

Chart for stowaways – 16 January 2016

With a top two remaining unchanged after about three months, here’s this week’s album chart:

  1. New Order – Music Complete
  2. Jean-Michel Jarre – Electronica 1: The Time Machine
  3. Róisín Murphy – Hairless Toys
  4. Conjure One – Holoscenic
  5. Little Boots – Working Girl
  6. Dave Gahan & Soulsavers – Angels & Ghosts
  7. MG – MG EP
  8. David Bowie – Nothing Has Changed
  9. Leftfield – Alternative Light Source
  10. MG – MG

Chart for stowaways – 9 January 2016

Here are this week’s top ten singles:

  1. New Order feat. Elly Jackson – Tutti Frutti
  2. Dave Gahan & Soulsavers – All of This and Nothing
  3. Róisín Murphy – Exploitation
  4. Jean-Michel Jarre & Vince Clarke – Automatic
  5. MG – Pinking
  6. Conjure One feat. Hannah Ray – Kill the Fear
  7. Röyksopp – I Had This Thing
  8. Little Boots – Working Girl
  9. Pet Shop Boys – Christmas
  10. MG – Europa Hymn