Sunday, January 07, 2007

This week just gone

The week on No Rock & Roll Fun.

The ten most-read stories of the week:

1. The Heather Mills McCartney naked past
2. KT Tunstall's secret lesbian signals
3. The Heather Mills McCartney naked present
4. NME's 2005 Cool List
5. McFly show their balls
6. Whitney Houston's distress sale confuses The Sun
7. 2006 year-end lists and reviews
8. Lily Allen swaps her clothes on a train
9. The first post of the year
10. Russell Brand hosts the 2006 NME awards

The whole week on one page
Or dip into our full 2006 coverage:
Our review of 2006

Charts, lists & reviews

Our music choices

Valette 2006


and we suggested these as stocking-stuffer shaped best music books of 2006:


Handy picks of ver imperial-phase Hits - useful if your collection is locked in a storage unit



Your OED of the chart world, even essential in its post-Tim Rice era



Alex Kapranos collects his foodie columns from the Guardian



Outside, Courtney's arse. Inside, pretty much that, too, as the Widow Cobain issues her never-apologia



Caught between the legend and facts of Kurt's life, Everett True elects to print the bits about himself instead



Definitive Libertines book produced through first-hand observation rather than cutting up a few back issues of the Mirror



We're probably a good five years from a balanced consideration of Joe Strummer, but for now, affectionate attention to detail feels right



Still think Alan Ant should have called his autobiog 'Didley qua qua', mind



Pet Shop Boys "visual retrospective" (i.e. picture book)



... and the slightly more wordy Crass history



Tim Moore goes in search of those who failed to scrape even a single, block-voted point in Eurovision



Collected Tom Waits interviews, also serving as a tribute to the great days of rock journalism on expense accounts



The PopJustice take on, erm, That



Johnny Rogan fails to die on M62, returns to Mozzography



Gary Mullholland attempts to list the 261 best post-punk albums. His errors and omissions are, of course, where the fun is