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The ten most-read news stories on the CMU site in January 2015

By | Published on Thursday 5 February 2015

Enter Shikari

Our most popular news story in January combined the popularity of Enter Shikari with the distaste for the privatisation of the NHS to rise to the top of our top ten.

After that came an obituary for Joe Cocker, who died just before Christmas, and the first of two Aphex Twin-related stories to make the list. Also in the top ten was, of course, the month’s big news: the launch of former East 17 singer Brian Harvey’s new YouTube channel. And there were also rumours that The Pirate Bay was planning to relaunch (which it did).

Our five most popular features in January were a new column from Eddy Temple-Morris asking for help to eradicate January from our calendars, a Beef Of The Week column on Alcopop! Records’ battle with UKIP, a CMU Trends Report on the fallout from the collapse of the Global Repertoire Database, a feature on Babymetal and an Approved piece on Susanne Sundfør.

The top ten most-read news stories in full:

01: Enter Shikari attack privatisation of the NHS on new single
02: Joe Cocker 1944-2014
03: Aphex Twin’s Rephlex Records has closed
04: Rightscorp criticised over its use of new Canadian copyright alert law
05: One Show viewers not impressed by Rita Ora’s breasts
06: Brian Harvey launches YouTube channel attacking music industry and News International
07: Bono writes about accident and recovery
08: New homepage strengthens belief that Pirate Bay will return
09: Aphex Twin announces acoustic EP
10: Live Nation Labs closes

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