Chart for stowaways – 21 November 2015

Here’s the latest singles chart:

  1. New Order feat. Elly Jackson – Tutti Frutti
  2. MG – Europa Hymn
  3. Little Boots – Working Girl
  4. Jean-Michel Jarre & Tangerine Dream – Zero Gravity
  5. Dave Gahan & Soulsavers – All of This and Nothing
  6. New Order – Restless
  7. Soulsavers – Take Me Back Home
  8. The Future Sound of London – Point of Departure
  9. VCMG – EP3: Aftermaths
  10. MG – Pinking

Chart for stowaways – 25 April 2015

Here are the top 10 singles for this week:

  1. MG – Europa Hymn
  2. Étienne de Crécy – Hashtag My Ass
  3. VCMG – EP3 – Aftermaths
  4. Erlend Øye – La prima estate
  5. Étienne de Crécy feat. Pos & Dave – Wtf
  6. Röyksopp – I Had This Thing
  7. Shit Robot feat. Nancy Whang – Do That Dance
  8. VCMG – EP2 – Single Blip
  9. Jolly Music – Radio Jolly
  10. Dubstar – Cathedral Park

Chart for stowaways – 28 March 2015

Here are this week’s top ten singles:

  1. MG – Europa Hymn
  2. Erlend Øye – La prima estate
  3. Étienne de Crécy – Hashtag My Ass
  4. Pet Shop Boys – Thursday
  5. VCMG – EP3: Aftermaths
  6. Erlend Øye – Garota
  7. Röyksopp – I Had This Thing
  8. VCMG – EP2: Single Blip
  9. Shit Robot – Space Race
  10. Étienne de Crécy feat. Kilo Kash – Follow

Preview – MG

Coming up next week is the first/second/third solo album from Depeche Mode songwriter Martin L. Gore, just a mere twelve years after Counterfeit 2. This one is more of a sequel to the brilliant collaboration with Vince Clarke Ssss, released a couple of years ago as VCMG, and appears under the name MG. This is Europa Hymn, and it’s lovely:

Chart for stowaways – 11 October 2014

Here are the singles from just a couple of weeks ago:

  1. Röyksopp & Robyn – Do it Again
  2. Espiritu – Bonita Mañana
  3. Goldfrapp – Jo
  4. William Orbit – On Wings
  5. Tomorrow’s World – You Taste Sweeter
  6. VCMG – Single Blip
  7. Cut Copy – Hearts on Fire
  8. CSS – Hits Me Like a Rock
  9. The Opiates – Rainy Days and Saturdays
  10. Computer Magic – Orion

Chart for stowaways – 19 July 2014

Here are this week’s top ten singles:

  1. Röyksopp & Robyn – Do it Again
  2. Saint Etienne – Pocket Call
  3. Napoleon – Dawn
  4. Delerium – Monarch
  5. Mikro – Full Speed Ahead
  6. William Orbit – On Wings
  7. Diamond Version with Neil Tennant – Were You There
  8. Röyksopp & Robyn – Every Little Thing
  9. Pet Shop Boys – Love is a Bourgeois Construct
  10. VCMG – EP3 – Aftermaths

On the albums, William Orbit holds on to the top spot for yet another week with Strange Cargo 5 and Röyksopp & Robyn are still close behind with their EP.

Retro chart for stowaways – 28 April 2012

Just a couple of months before this blog launched, Gotye had just grabbed his first hit, entering at number 8 with Somebody That I Used to Know, and the album chart looked like this:

  1. Shit Robot – From the Cradle to the Rave
  2. Vince Clarke – Deeptronica
  3. Family Fantastic – Nice!
  4. Computer Magic – Kitsuné: Orion – EP
  5. VCMG – Ssss
  6. Gotye – Making Mirrors
  7. Various Artists – Electroclash
  8. Keep Shelly in Athens – Our Own Dream – EP
  9. Keep Shelly in Athens – In Love with Dusk – EP
  10. 808 State – Web Build

The Stowaway Awards 2014

Around this time of year, most people go off and enjoy themselves with a nice little awards ceremony. And since everyone else is enjoying it, why can’t we? Here are The Stowaway Awards 2014.

Best Track

  • Little Boots – All for You

I’m sure you caught the countdown over Christmas.

Best Album

  • Pet Shop Boys – Electric

By far the best album of the last year from a legendary electronic duo. The full list of nominees is here.

Best Reissue / Compilation

  • Röyksopp / Various Artists – Late Night Tales

Congratulations to another of the best albums of 2013! The full list of nominees is here.

Best Remix

  • Depeche Mode – Should Be Higher (MAPS Remix)

Depeche Mode have a good track record in this category, having won previously for Enjoy the Silence in 2005 and Personal Jesus in 2012. The full list of nominees is here.

Best Video

  • Pet Shop Boys feat. Example – Thursday

Filmed in Shanghai, the excellent video to Thursday brings Pet Shop Boys their first award for Best Video since Numb in 2007. The full list of nominees is here.

Best Newcomer

  • Phildel

After Gotye‘s win last year, Phildel grab this year’s award. The full list of nominees is here.

Best Artist

  • Pet Shop Boys

Previous winners in 1988, 1989, and 1994. The Presets walked away with the award last year, joining other recent winners The Human League, William Orbit, and I Monster.

Best Live Act

  • Kraftwerk

You can read my review of their show here.

Best Dance Act / Remixer

  • Maps

Recent winners include VCMG, Ladytron, Röyksopp, and Tiga.

Outstanding Contribution

  • Goldfrapp

There was a lot of competition for this award this year, but the judging panel felt that after a decade and a half of albums, it was time to reward Goldfrapp for their services to electronic music.

Greatest Hits – Volume 3

Here’s a quick test of whether you’ve been paying attention. Did you catch Volume 1 and Volume 2? If not, here are a few posts you might have missed over the last few months:

  1. Depeche Mode – Remixes 2: 81-11
  2. Apparat – The Devil’s Walk
  3. Utah Saints – Utah Saints
  4. Pet Shop Boys – Winner
  5. I Monster – Remixed
  6. The Presets – Apocalypso
  7. Kraftwerk – Tour de France
  8. Yello – Flag
  9. VCMG – Ssss
  10. Various Artists – Electrospective