2011 in Review #4 - TMF's most-read news stories
You put it out there and you don't know what will stick. There may be a science to it, but most of the time news comes in, a quick judgement call is made as to what's worth uploading and you move on to the next one.
Below is a list of the most read news stories that appeared on TMF in 2011. Most of it makes no sense in terms of what we - and others - might tell you about what the most 'important' stories of the year were. But this is our cold, unforgiving data - unedited and unexpurgated. A world where The Corrs are still bigger than Coldplay and nothing gets people more excited than some re-packaged albums from the 1960s.
Amy Winehouse found dead
One of the genuinely 'big' stories of the year, breaking news of Winehouse's passing is reported in the briefest manner early one summer evening. The tabloid press gets its (wo)man.
The Cars announce live dates
Not even sure why we posted this one, given it's mainly about American shows. But the internet knows no boundaries, etc.
New Radiohead album available from Saturday
None-more-cursory mention of the surprise release of King of Limbs. We were so underwhelmed I don't think we even reviewed it.
Reissue fever with The Kinks
No-one likes anything more than to re-buy albums they already have, so well done to The Kinks' label for treating long-time fans to these nice packages, complete with b-sides, mono versions and all other kinds of recorded rarities.
Andrea Corr goes solo
There's life in the old artistic re-interpretation / cover version market yet.
Sucker Punch soundtrack out now
"Sony Music is thrilled ..." Clearly our bullshit detector was on holiday that day. Must have a word. Did this really have her from The Kills doing 'Tomorrow Never Knows'? Yikes.
Special Quadrophenia Scooter Run Scheduled For Bank Holiday Weekend!
Note to self: run more Vespa-related news in 2012.
The BRIT Awards 2011 with MasterCard Triple CD compilation album
We don't half run some crap sometimes - but people seem to like it!
Westlife announce Greatest Hits tour - and split!
What was interesting about this one was that news about the split came just a few days after the Greatest Hits story, reflected in our re-edited story here. Can't imagine the behind-the-scenes machinations needed to make that work.
The Bullitts announce single and album
Still none the wiser to be honest.