Sunday, June 09, 2013

This week just gone

As Gennaro Castaldo moves from HMV to the BPI, here's his greatest hits: The ten most-read Gennaro Castaldo Watch stories ever, ever, ever:

1. Predicting Michael Jackson could comeback with the Crazy Frog's producer
2. Welcoming an attempt to treat file sharing like it was drink driving
3. A busy week mourning VHS, praising downloads, congratulating Embrace and suggesting Mike Flowers could hit the Top 10 with the Radio 4 theme
4. Talking up disappointing U2 sales
5. Pointing out that you don't get a Mozart 250th anniversary every year
6. Barking up a U2-Coldplay "chart battle"
7. Measuring the vibe around the Arctic Monkeys
8. Celebrating the cutting of the link between physical and digital singles for the charts
9. Unveiling the chip-and-pin enabled mp3 booths in HMV stores
10. Cleaning up after early-opening of HMV in York caused disruption in the streets

These were this week's greatest hits:

Camera Obscura - Desire Lines

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Houndmouth - From The Hills Below The City

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Quadron - Avalanche

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John Foxx - Metadelic

Skinny Puppy - Weapon

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