Sunday, January 22, 2006


Our most-read individual pages in the last seven days:

1. Preston, Maggot and Burns attempt to boost record sales through Big Brother humiliation
2. Radio 4 reports 'Arctic Monkeys use internets'
3. Experts put a price on Pete Burns' face
4. Full line-up for SXSW
5. Pete Doherty pleads guilty to one set of charges
6. That 2004 Avril versus Britney spat still popular
7. Preston recalls popping his cherry
8. What The Pop Papers Say: Plan B and the Arctic Monkeys
9. The Sun claims an exclusive on Arctic Monkeys album title
10. Steve Coogan says twenty per cent of the story about his and Courtney's baby was true

From the search engines: Betting without searches relating to the site name, it's been the hope of getting a glimpse of Chantelle Houghton from Big Brother naked which has been exercising Googlers this week - although they'd be almost as happy with her merely topless. Give it three months, guys. Big Brother has also suddenly made Pete Burns count; mostly in connection with something relating to surgery, although he's held back in the chart by Courtney Love. The search for a glimpse of Edith Bowman's nipples remains ongoing, but we're delighted to see a high new entry from people looking for torrents of Henry's Cat. The one word search "gay" is doing good business - Robbie, just email us, we can talk. We know a cracking orthodentist we could fix you up with. And amongst all the sex and confusion, eight people dropped by searching for the NME's Tim Jonze. Or perhaps it was Tim googling himself eight times during the week.

The whole of this week's posts on a single page

The previous week summarised in one post

and this week, we plugged...

Boxset combining Ride best-of with a live set and some rare stuff

Regina Spektor's presumably breakingthrough collection

Personally, we never warmed to the Blue Aeroplanes, but this is for all our friends who did...

Cat Power's Myra Lee; filed awkwardly under "folk rock"

Geldof's largely forgotten ripoff of BBC TV's Give Us A Break; now, curiously packaged to play up Ray Winstone's bit part rather than Mel Smith's co-starring role

That's the London cast recording of Oh What A Lovely War!