Listening Post: Batch 182

Welcome to our Listening Post - where Fresh On The Net readers and writers alike try to decide our favourite new tunes of the week. Our moderation team listened to over 170 tracks that arrived in our inbox this week. If you'd like to try doing this yourself, you can hear the entire list via this link. Meanwhile here are the 25 that we collectively…

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Blackstar Sales Soar Following Bowie’s Death

When Lou Reed died on 27th October 2013 he sold 3,000 copies of his album on that day alone, as well as 17,000 single song downloads. Not to include the increase of streams on YouTube and Spotify or Radio plays. Following the sad death of David Bowie it's evident that his music is ascending the charts with Reuters reporting the LP Blackstar is number one…

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The Bewlay Brother

On the 22nd of January 1972 my whole world turned upside down. Melody Maker ran a front-page article by Mick Watts on a little-known singer called David Bowie, which I read over and over again. "He's gay, he says. Mmmmmmmm. The paradox is that he still has what he describes as 'a good relationship' with his wife. And his baby son, Zowie. He supposes he's…

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Christmas Songs 2015

At Christmastime, there’s no need to be afraid. Or is there? Here we present a playlist of the Christmas songs submitted to us this month. Meanwhile for the next week and a half, Team Freshnet are taking a break to rest our ears, stuff our faces and relax with friends and family. Our inbox re-opens a week on Monday (January 4th) and we look forward…

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