CMU Daily - on the inside Monday 4th December
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In today's CMU Daily:
- Doherty back in court
- The Thrills have nearly finished new album
- Many Ryan Adams albums released via website
- Punks rock Christmas album
- Nelly and Kylie plan to collaborate
- Bassist supergroup moves on
- Hilton pulls out of Billboard awards too
- Parton and Robinson honoured for contribution to US culture
- Final three named in icon poll
- Single review: Connan And The Mockasins - Sneaky Sneaky Dogfriend/I Nude You
- Colin MacIntyre preview gigs
- Coldplay promise new material on Latin America tour
- Beyonce on New Orleans festival
- Patrick Wolf tour
- Xfm Rock School winners announced
- Hafdis Huld dates
- Single review: Paolo Nutini - Rewind
- EMI to test new super distribution service
- Warner profits aided by Kazaa payout
- Live sector struggles in Italy
- EMI to relaunch Zonophone
- OfCom advertise second digital multiplex
- Press Gazette may as yet survive
- EP review: Babyshambles - The Blinding
- Chart update
- This week's student radio chart
- Subshot playlist
- Total Rock world album chart
- Fiddy says Oprah is 'white'.
- Willis is the king of the jungle

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VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE TRACK OF THE YEAR
Email in song title, artist and a sentence on why it's your favourite to 2006@cmumusicnetwork.co.uk

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TOP BIT>>
December is upon us (in case you hadn't noticed) which means the deadline is approaching for getting your votes in for the always highly anticipated CMU Track Of The Year vote thing-imy. If you're still to vote, here are some more ideas...

Marsha, Xfm: Field Music - In Context
You know that bit in Austin Powers where he stripteases to the Divinyls and all the fem-bots start short-circuiting and imploding? That's how this record makes me feel. It's knee-bucklingly beautiful.

Jamie Danan, Cannonball PR: Jim Noir - Eanie Meanie
A really good song, with very English 60's sensibilities, timed perfectly around the World Cup, "if u don't give my football back, I'm gonna get my dad on you!" Sublime.

Seb Robert, Sublime: Skibadee - Tika Tika Toc
Voting for this as I don't think it's gotten enough attention. This track proves the UK hip hop scene can take on the best the US has to offer very much on its own terms, destroy everything in its path and at the same time sound totally original. Looking forward to hearing more from Skibs in 2007...

Nick White, Smash Press: Neil Young - Shock And Awe
A stirring account of the last few years and it's typically Neil - straight forward and rousing. Reminds me of 'Give 'Em Enough Rope' era Clash in fact.

Caroline Bannock: Misty's Big Adventure - Fashion Parade
It's got to be 'Fashion Parade' by Misty's Big Adventure for daring to have something to say and have the balls to poke fun at the sacred cows of the indie world. I love em.

Not convinced? Well, vote for yours. You can vote for any song that first surfaced this year - including single releases, b-sides, remixes, album tracks and bootleg mixes. To vote, just email the name of the track, the artist and (if you can be bothered) a two sentence reason why it's your favourite. Email it in to 2006@cmumusicnetwork.co.uk right about now (well, before 8 Dec).

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CMU RECOMMENDS>>

KILL ALL HIPPIES DECEMBER
The next edition of Kill All Hippies, the last one of the year, is this week, and it is all set to be a real stormer, not least because of its huge and really rather good live line up. On the bill are Robots In Disguise who, I am told, "pack a full-on left-field funk punk electro shock that's set to spark something of a revolution", which sounds mighty good to me. Next you'll get the anthemic and defining sounds of Roland Shanks and then the indie electro madness of Deaf Stereo. Then there's South East London's Bolt Action Five, perhaps best known for their own No Pain In Pop club night, but also a really rather good band themselves. And finally there'll be Mr Hudson & The Library, a recent CMU My Space Of The Day artist who have just finished what is sure to be one of the best albums of early 2007. Add to all that DJ sets from The Cooper Temple Clause, Gavin Nugent, The Young Knives, Lois & Pearl and the Scruffy Bird DJs and wow what a night. It all takes place this Friday, 8 Dec, at the Carling Academy Islington, from 9pm to 3am. It's £6 before 11pm then £8 after. Tickets in advance from http://www.ticketweb.co.uk, press info from Leyline.

More info>> http://www.leylinepromotions.com/killallhippies

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MYSPACE OF THE DAY: GOD FIRES MAN

These chaps only really came to my attention last week, and mostly because I reported on the fact that they've released a free to download three track EP. Given that you are all avid readers, CMU Daily fans, I expect you all went directly to http://www.godfiresman.com/ to download that EP. If you didn't, you could do that now. If you did download it, and liked it, it might interest you to know that there are tracks streaming on the God Fires Man MySpace page that are not on the EP. There are also lots of tour dates upcoming. They are supporting Hundred Reasons, though. Not that it's a bad thing, of course, but it's entirely possible to like one, and not the other, right? Anyway, go and have a listen to God Fires Man. You might like them better than Hundred Reasons. I do.

http://www.myspace.com/godfiresman

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DOHERTY BACK IN COURT
Pete Doherty is due back at Thames Magistrates' Court today to be sentenced on seven counts of drug possession and will also face another review of that much reported community order. The singer, as previously reported, pleaded guilty to possessing class A and class C drugs.

Elsewhere in Doherty news, the singer has been deemed the least worthy icon in Arena's 2006 'anti-icon' poll. The magazine's editor William Drew explained: "We asked our readers to pick those people who have consumed the headlines and defined the last year for all the wrong reasons. Pete Doherty was voted the anti-icon of the year with 38% of the vote thanks to his drug habit which has popularised junkie chic and earned him an almost cult following. This comes despite overwhelmingly mediocre music and less than inspiring live performances."

Hearteningly, ubiquitous TV irritant Russell Brand came second in the poll. Considerably less heartening is the news, just in, that Brand is to host the 2007 Brit Awards. Why, oh, why must people keep giving him work?

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THE THRILLS HAVE NEARLY FINISHED NEW ALBUM
Hurrah. We like The Thrills. And according to a message on the band's MySpace page, they've nearly finished their new album. Frontman Conor Deasy explained that the group spent the summer recording in Canada, but are finishing the songs back home in Ireland, before heading to New York for the mixing process.

The singer said: "Despite spending a summer in Vancouver recording and finishing our new album, I kept working on new songs when I got home to Dublin. I guess I knew in the back of my mind we were still a song short. So we returned to Wexford in the 'Sunny South East Of Ireland' for one last time to work out arrangements and demo two final songs. We are currently recording these songs as I blog with Tony Hoffer, our producer. When they are finished we are going to New York to mix them. And then it's finally, finally finished! Can't wait to put it out and see what you think of it."

The album, Deasy says, is expected to be released "earlyish next year".

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MANY RYAN ADAMS ALBUMS RELEASED VIA WEBSITE
Ryan Adams has recorded eight albums this year under his previously reported pseudonyms - DJ Reggie for his rap efforts, and The Shit and Werewolph for his hardcore stuff - and he's releasing all of that material via his website, http://www.ryan-adams.com. All of the following albums are now currently available at the site:

DJ Reggie: 'Holla Dayz Inn', 'A Reginald Gangster', 'Hip HopBreaker', '4:20/20'

The Shit: 'Christmas Apocalypse', 'This Is Shit', '...Hits The Fans', 'Hillbilly Joel', 'General Ulysees S. Hospital', 'Self Portrait'

WereWolph - 'Feel The Laser'

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PUNKS ROCK CHRISTMAS ALBUM
Hurrah. Well, you must know by now how happy this sort of thing makes me. You'll remember just how happy I was at the news that Billy Idol was releasing a Christmas album. Here's another Christmas album, and this time it's all punk, a follow up to a similar 2004 release. The album's a mix of old Christmas song covers and new seasonal tracks written by participating bands. 'A Santa Cause Vol 2: It's a Punk Rock Christmas -' is out today, and here is the tracklisting:

Dave Mellilo - All I Want For Christmas
Tyler Read - New Year
The Format - Holly Jolly Christmas
It Dies Today - Feliz Navidad
Spitalfield - It's Cold Out There
Meg & Dia - Joey Had A Smoke
Down To Earth Approach - Stay
Daphne Loves Derby - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Hot Rod Circuit - Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
June - A Wonderful Christmas Tree
A Change Of Pace - Christmas On The Coast
The Finals - Last Christmas
Far-Less - I'll Be Home For Christmas
MC Lars - Gary The Green Nosed Raindeer
Umbrellas - O, Holy Night
Haste The Day - O' Come Emanuel
Rediscover - Not Giving In
Brandston - Christmas In Ohio
Action Action - Father Christmas
Brazil - Cities Made Of Snow
Flee The Scene - Blue Xmas
Gone By Daylight - Tell Me Is It Christmas

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NELLY AND KYLIE PLAN TO COLLABORATE
According to Nelly Furtado, she and Kylie Minogue are planning a collaboration. The singer says: "We've been talking about it for a while. I can relate to her because she has this crazy work ethic like me, and I love the fact she went back and followed up her tour."

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BASSIST SUPERGROUP MOVES ON
More news (not much, but some) on that previously reported super band bringing together three of the UK's greatest bassists - New Order's Peter Hook, The Smiths' Andy Rourke and ex-Stone Roses/current Primal Scream member Mani. The band now have a name, Freebase, plus they've apparently got 17 songs together. Hooky says the project is moving along very nicely, despite the fact "everyone laughed at our face when we suggested the idea".

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HILTON PULLS OUT OF BILLBOARD AWARDS TOO
Good news for any CMU Daily readers heading to the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas tonight. Following the news last week that Britney Spears had dropped out as a presenter of the evening, now her co-host for the night, new best buddy Paris Hilton, has pulled out too, seemingly because she wasn't willing to deliver a script which included a number of gags at the expense of other celebs. With Spears and Hilton off the bill, frankly the whole night sounds much more palatable.

Confirming her client had pulled out of the awards event, Hilton's spokesman Elliot Mintz told reporters: "It is my understanding that some satirical references ridiculed some of her peers. Paris did not want to say anything that could appear hurtful or embarrassing about people she knows".

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PARTON AND ROBINSON HONOURED FOR CONTRIBUTION TO US CULTURE
Talking of awards, Dolly Parton and Smokey Robinson joined Steven Spielberg, Andrew Lloyd Webber and conductor Zubin Mehta at a ceremony at the Kennedy Center in Washington this weekend to collect awards for their "contribution to US culture". They even got dinner with Condoleezza Rice. And a meeting at the White House with George Bush. I'm sure they were thrilled.

Spielberg, a high profile opponent of the Bush administration, was keen to stress the non-political nature of the event before socialising with Rice and Bush, saying that any disagreements would "remain in suspended animation for 48 hours". Rice, meanwhile, admitted that she went to a Smokey Robinson gig on her first date, but that her father had insisted on chaperoning her as "there was too much power in Smokey's soul". He's right you know.

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FINAL THREE NAMED IN ICON POLL
More awards, this time that previously reported BBC 2 Culture Show poll on who should be crowned the nation's greatest living icon. The list of contenders, which was ten last time we reported on it (I'm pretty sure) is now down to a final three. Two of the three are music people - Paul McCartney and Morrissey - though I can't help thinking the third, David Attenborough, is possibly the most deserving winner.

Assuming you have an opinion on it all, you can vote at http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/livingicons.

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SINGLE REVIEW: Connan and The Mockasins - Sneaky Sneaky Dogfriend/ I Nude You (EMI/Regal)
Sun Records founder Sam Phillips was not an antipodean. Neither were any of the Beatles. But clearly, as these two singles demonstrate, the sound and spirit of their music made it down to New Zealand. 'Sneaky Sneaky Dogfriend' owes more to the former influence. It's a stomping rocker with a chugging rhythm, a buoyant, tic-tac bass-line, and an infectious (if largely inane) vocal hook punctuated by razor sharp guitar stabs. There are even some 'dog' howls for good measure. The B-side, 'I Nude You', showcases another side of the Kiwi trio, a White Album-esque balance between loose experimentation and tight composition. At almost five and a half minutes, it's a smoking, bluesy slow-burner with carefully layered vocals and incendiary, exquisitely controlled guitar work from Connan. What these two tracks lack in lyrical profundity, they make up for with their charm, originality, and superb musicianship. Irrefutably, there is something special here. [BH]
Release Date: 4 Dec
Press Contact: EMI IH [all]

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COLIN MACINTYRE PREVIEW GIGS
Colin MacIntyre, the artist formerly known as Mull Historical Society, is to roadtest songs for his upcoming fourth album, set to be released in Spring 2007, at two upcoming lowkey gigs. He'll appear at King Tuts in Glasgow on 9 Dec, and Water Rats in Kings Cross on 12 Dec. Press info from Pomona.

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COLDPLAY PROMISE NEW MATERIAL ON LATIN AMERICA TOUR
As if we needed more Coldplay songs. Only joking, I can't wait to hear brand new Coldplay. Oh, no, hold on, I can. Which is just as well because when I last checked, I didn't live in Latin America. Anyway, Chris Martin et al have promised to premiere a host of new songs when they tour a number of "intimate venues" in Argentina, Brazil and Chile next March. All that said, in this YouTube generation of ours there'll no doubt be minute by minute coverage of every gig online within hours of the gigs. Provided in that wonderful wobbly-mobile-cam format.

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BEYONCE ON NEW ORLEANS FESTIVAL
Beyonce has said in a statement that she feels honoured to have been asked to headline a New Orleans festival next year, with a gig set to take place at the Louisiana Superdome, which was rebuilt, as previously reported, following the devastation wrought on the city by Hurricane Katrina.

Beyonce says: "I am so honoured to perform at the Essence Festival as a solo act upon its return to New Orleans, post-Katrina. Essence has been a true believer in the rich heritage of this amazing city and its wonderful people. My family's roots are deep in this area so this will be a wonderful reunion for us."

The festival takes place on 6 Jul 2007.

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PATRICK WOLF TOUR
Patrick Wolf has announced a new set of tour dates to coincide with the release of 'The Magic Position', out 5 Feb. Dates are as follows:

4 Feb: London Coronet
6 Feb: Oxford Zodiac
7 Feb: Cardiff Barfly
8 Feb: Bristol Thekla
9 Feb: Northampton Soundhaus
11 Feb: Cambridge Junction
12 Feb: Brighton Concorde 11
13 Feb: Colchester Arts Centre
14 Feb: Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
16 Feb: Birmingham Academy
17 Feb: Nottingham Rescue Rooms
18 Feb: Manchester Academy 3
20 Feb: Liverpool Carling Academy 2
21 Feb: Leeds Cockpit
22 Feb: Newcastle Academy
23 Feb: Glasgow Oran Mor
25 Feb: Sheffield Leadmill
26 Feb: London ICA
27 Feb: Stoke Sugarmill
2 Mar: Southend Chinnerys

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XFM ROCK SCHOOL WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Xfm have confirmed that the winners of their 2006 Rock School competition - the annual competition to find the best under-16s band - are Twickenham based The Attics. They beat over 150 other bands to be the overall winners and will now support Kasabian and The Kooks at Xfm's completely sold out Winter Wonderland bash next Saturday.

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HAFDIS HULD DATES
The awfully-popular-among-CMU-Daily-readers Hafdis Huld has announced a string of dates, including support slots on the upcoming Paolo Nutini tour. Alas that tour is pretty much completely sold out, so only you last minute guest list blaggers are likely to get in. Dates as follows, Nutini support slots marked with a *.

4 Dec: Curious Generation Christmas Party, Soho Teatro, London
6 Dec: Shepherds Bush Empire*
6 Dec: Best of In The City, CC Club Piccadilly, London
8 Dec: Leeds University Union*
9 Dec: Carling Academy Birmingham*
10 Dec: Rock City Nottingham*
13 Dec: Aberdeen Music Hall, Aberdeen*
14 Dec: Barrowland Glasgow with P Nutini*
15 Dec: Carling Academy Glasgow*

And while we're talking of Paolo Nutini...

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SINGLE REVIEW: Paolo Nutini - Rewind (Warner/Atlantic Records)
I don't think it would matter what this kid sang about, I could listen to his stunningly beautiful, gritty and powerful voice until the cows come home. Heartfelt lyrics that capture another aspect of Paolo's seemingly tortured relationship history; soulful, passionate and mesmerising, whilst perfectly crafted as always. It's easy to relate to how he deals with issues; drinking more, sleeping less and losing interest in everything, he has a nice way of summing things up in a way no artist seems to have done before for the current generation. This is more of a slow burner though, not as catchy as his previous hits and perhaps not an obvious single choice, but I doubt it will do him any harm; he is truly a new British talent. KN
Release date: 4 Dec
Press contact: Warner IH [CP, CR, RP, RR, NP, NR] Hyperlaunch [Online]

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EMI TO TEST NEW SUPER DISTRIBUTION SERVICE
EMI Records is the first major label to sign up to a new music service which utilises what I believe is known as 'super distribution' as both a marketing and sales tool.

Currently being beta tested, the eListeningPost service allows artists and labels to send tracks or videos, or ePreviews, directly to their fans' email addresses. Using a Microsoft or Real DRM (depending on the fan's preference), recipients can then watch or listen to content five times after which they are locked out but offered the chance to buy the track from the download platform of the artist or label's choice, which might include eListeningPost's own platform where the artist or label sell direct to their fans via PayPal. Crucially fans are encouraged to email on or share the ePreview file with friends, providing the artist or label with an organic viral network - which is where the 'super distribution' bit comes in.

EMI have confirmed they will trial the new service with some of their artists, with other majors reportedly in talks with the London based company behind the service, but eListeningPost will also make the technology available to any independent label or unsigned artist for a nominal monthly subscription.

Greg Holloway, one of eListeningPost's founders, told CMU: "Having the backing of major labels is great and the meetings we have had with EMI, Warner and SonyBMG have certainly helped validate our business, though we're keen to point out the benefits for all musicians. The fact that eListeningPost allows artists to control the promotion, sale and distribution of their music around the world at a very low cost and also benefit directly from advertising makes eListeningPost a great solution for both major record labels and unsigned musicians in bedroom studios".

Keith Harris, Director Of Performer Affairs at UK recording rights society PPL and Chairman of UK music business network MusicTank, and another founder of the new service, added: "I see this as a way that artists can communicate directly with their fans, and also get paid for the use of their music on their own terms".

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WARNER PROFITS AIDED BY KAZAA PAYOUT
City news everybody. Warner Music Group posted a fourth quarter profit on Friday, but the financials were only so healthy because of gains resulting from that previously reported legal settlement with file sharing service Kazaa, with $13 million in compensation payments appearing on the last quarter's income sheet.

Sales were down on the same quarter the previous year because despite high selling releases from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Gnarls Barkley and Panic At The Disco, the quarter's release schedule was weak compared to the same quarter a year earlier, which included releases from Green Day, Faith Hill and James Blunt.

That said, without the Kazaa payment the company would have posted a $1 million loss, which is considerably smaller than the $30 million loss posted a year earlier.

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LIVE SECTOR STRUGGLES IN ITALY
While the live music sector is still seemingly in good health on a global level, the Italian music industry has announced a fall in the amount of money being spent there on gigs and concerts.

Italian collecting society SIAE reports that the amount of money spent by Italians on live music in the first half of 2006 was down 12.6% on that spent in the same period the previous year. SIAE also monitors ticket sales in other parts of the entertainment industry, and reports that there tickets sales are up - cinema sales were up 14.4%, theatre sales up 29.4% and art exhibitions up 20.3%. Concerts and dancing were the only sectors to register a decline.

That means that of the billion euros generated in entertainment based ticket revenues in the first half of 2006 only 7% was from live music. 31% was from cinema, 23% from dancing, 16% from theatre and 14% from sporting events.

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EMI TO RELAUNCH ZONOPHONE
EMI is to relaunch its Zonophone label. Zonophone is a very old record label indeed, though it has been through a number of incarnations over the years, including long periods of being defunct. The all new Zonophone will release cult, hard-to-find and previously unreleased material from across EMI's catalogue, which sounds kind of cool. The new imprint plans to issue "a hidden gem or two" each month, sometimes as a physical CD, sometimes as download-only releases. The first release will be a punk compilation called 'Happening, Alive and Nasty' on 15 Jan, with 'The Best Of Bobbie Gentry: The Capitol Years' following on 1 Feb.

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OFCOM ADVERTISE SECOND DIGITAL MULTIPLEX
Those OfCom fellas have formally opened the bidding for the second nationwide digital radio multiplex, the winner of which will be able to operate up to ten stations that will be accessible by DAB radio set owners all over the country.

There is currently just one national digital radio multiplex which is owned by GCap. The new service will have to commercially complement GCap's output (GCap tried to stop there being a second multiplex at all, of course, on the not altogether un-understandable basis that they were told there wouldn't be a second when they bid for the first).

Channel 4 and National Grid Wireless (one of the founding shareholders in Freeview) are two of the main contenders who have said they will bid for the multiplex, though a consortium of BT, Arqica and the aforementioned GCap will also bid.

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PRESS GAZETTE MAY AS YET SURVIVE
A former editor of the newspaper industry's trade mag, the Press Gazette, is reportedly in negotiations to buy the now defunct magazine. Tony Loynes is reportedly in talks with the administrators who are looking after the Press Gazette's affairs, and has also reportedly been in touch with some of the magazine's now redundant editorial team to sound them out about the idea. The Press Gazette's website (still live though not really operational) said this weekend "promising talks ... suggest that the 41-year history of the title may not be over, after all", while quoting administrator Robert Allen as saying: "Watch this space. I can't say much more because these things are sensitive but today is a new day. And I'm looking forward to it."

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EP REVIEW: Babyshambles - The Blinding (EMI/Parlophone)
This single actually makes Babyshambles sound like a full on band, rather than just something with an interesting sound and an ex-Libertines junkie that might have potential. It is more polished but still comes across as a though it's just a stop gap for Doherty whilst he sorts himself out, puts some passion back into the music and returns with the killer choruses. 'The Blinding' is the best of this half arsed excuse for not doing an album, with great guitar riffs and a strong vocal. As for the remaining tracks, 'Love You But You're Green' is interesting and decent to listen to, 'I Wish' is a bit like Madness and therefore pretty irritating, 'Beg, Steal Or Borrow' is nice and 'Sedative' is like it sounds, a bit tiring (or perhaps that is just listening to the whole EP). Maybe Doherty's not taking the right drugs yet, but I'm sure with a bit more experimentation Babyshambles can get it right - there's definitely potential, if it can be realised. KN
Release date: 4 Dec
Press contact: EMI IH [all]

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CHART UPDATE
So, Take That are the kings of the music charts once again. Comeback single 'Patience' remains at the top of the singles chart, while comeback album 'Beautiful World' goes straight in at the top of the albums chart. Good on them.

New entries in the singles chart this week come from The Fratellis with 'Whistle For The Choir' at 9, Muse with 'Knights Of Cydonia' at 10, The Killers with 'Bones' at 15, Fish Go Deep and Tracey K with 'The Cure & The Cause' at 23, Damien Rice with '9 Crimes' at 29, Jamelia with 'Beware Of The Dog' at 34, Lostprophets with 'Can't Catch Tomorrow' at 35, Get Cape Wear Cape Fly with 'War Of The Worlds' at 39 and the Cast Of High School Musical with 'We're All In This Together' at 40. Super.

Albums wise, and there are also new entries from Il Divo with 'Siempre' at 2, Katie Price and Peter Andre with 'A Whole New World' at 20 (yep, people are actually buying it, people being, well, people), G4 with 'Act Three' at 21, Faithless with 'To All New Arrivals' at 30 and Jay-Z with 'Kingdom Come' at 35. The Fratellis re-enter the chart with 'Costello Music' at 34 - as well they should.

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THIS WEEK'S STUDENT RADIO CHART
The most played music on UK college radio this week, compiled by the Student Radio Association.

1. [1] Muse - Knights of Cydonia
2. [3] The Killers - Bones
3. [2] Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Snow (Hey Oh)
4. [5] The Fratellis - Whistle for the Choir
5. [11] The Feeling - Love It When You Call
6. [16] Snow Patrol - Set the Fire to the Third Bar (Ft. Martha Wainwright)
7. [4] Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly - War of the Worlds
8. [9] Kasabian - Shoot the Runner
9. [13] U2 & Green Day - The Saints are Coming
10. [14] Lily Allen - Littlest Things
11. [6] The Rapture - W.A.Y.U.H
12. [9] Brakes - Hold Me in the River
13. [18] The Good The Bad And The Queen - Herculean
14. [NE] Chris Cornell - You Know My Name
15. [RE] Jet - Bring It On Back
16. [7] Jamelia - Beware of the Dog
17. [21] Wolfmother - Love Train
18. [NE] The Zutons - It's the Littlest Things We Do
19. [20] All Saints - Rock Steady
20. [23] The Charlatans - You're So Pretty, We're So pretty (2006)
21. [10] Juliette And The Licks - Sticky Honey
22. [25] J J Appleton - Someone Else's Problem
23. [NE] Nelly Furtado - All Good Things
24. [29] Geyster - Under the Fuse of Love
25. [NE] Viva Voce - Faster than a Dead Horse
26. [RE] Babyshambles - The Blinding
27. [RE] The Kooks - Ooh La
28. [NE] Jay-Z - Show Me What You Got
29. [NE] Kharma 45 - Ecstasy
30. [30] Gruff Rhys - Candylion

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SUBSHOT PLAYLIST
The videos appearing on the SUBtv screens network in students' unions around the UK this week. New entries marked with a *.

A-List
Babyshambles - The Blinding
BootyLuv - Boogie 2Nite
Cold War Kids - We Used To Vacation
Damien Rice - 9 Crimes*
The Fratellis - Whistle For The Choir
Gwen Stefani - Wind It Up
John Legend - Heaven
Lily Allen - Littlest Things
Muse - Knights of Cydonia
Paolo Nutini - Rewind
Red Hot Chili Peppers -Snow (Eh Oh)
Sharam - Party All The Time*

B-List
The Automatic - Raoul*
Big Bass - What You Do...
Brakes - Hold Me In The River*
Chris Cornell - You Know My Name
Embrace - I Can't Come Down
Eskimo Disco - 7-11
Freemasons ft. Siedah Garrett -Rain Down Love*
Girls Aloud - I Think We're Alone Now*
Gruff Rhys - Candylion
Jamelia - Beware Of The Dog
Snoop Dogg - That's That
Union Of Knives - The Cut-Up Suite

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TOTAL ROCK WORLD ALBUM CHART
As counted down on Total Rock over the weekend - http://www.totalrock.com. New and re-entries marked with a *

1. Evanescence - The Open Door (Sony BMG)
2. Foo Fighters - Skin & Bones (Roswell)
3. Aerosmith - Devil's Got A New Disguise (SonyBMG/Columbia)
4. My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade (Warner Bros)
5. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadium (Warner Bros)
6. Deftones - Saturday Night Wrist (Warner/Maverick)
7. Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell III (Universal/Mercury)
8. Nickelback - All The Right Reasons (Roadrunner)
9. Billy Talent - Billy Talent II (Warner/Atlantic)
10. Audioslave - Revelations (SonyBMG/Epic)
11. Razorlight - Razorlight (Universal/Mercury)
12. Guns n Roses - Greatest Hits (Universal/Geffen)
13. Muse - Black Holes & Revelations (Warner Bros)
14. Tenacious D - The Pick Of Destiny (SonyBMG)*
15. Stone Sour - Come What(ever) May (Roadrunner)
16. Iron Maiden - A Matter Of Life And Death (EMI)
17. AFI - Decemberunderground (Universal/Polydor)
18. Blue October - Foiled (Universal)
19. Killswitch Engage - As Daylight Dies (Roadrunner)*
20. Evanescence - Fallen (SonyBMG)

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FIDDY SAYS OPRAH IS 'WHITE'.
I think in certain quarters of the US they'd probably say that 50 Cent has accused Oprah Winfrey of being an 'Oreo'. You know, like the cookies, dark on the outside and white on the inside. Anyway, he certainly implied that she has lost touch with African Americans.

Fiddy told Elle: "Oprah started out with black women's views but has been catering to middle-aged white American women for so long that she's become one herself."

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WILLIS IS THE KING OF THE JUNGLE
You know, when we reported on the then upcoming I'm A Celeb final on Friday, and on how Jason Donovan and Mylene Klass were still favourites to win, I so nearly put my neck on the line by suggesting that, in my opinion, Matt Willis was going to win, while observing that most media coverage of the jungle show this year seems to have completely downplayed just how big a band Busted were at their height. But sometimes I worry about CMU's rather public love of all things Busted/McFly so decided against it. Which is really irritating. Because he did win, and had I run that story on Friday it would have looked like I really do have my finger on the pulse. Ah well.

Good news is that Willis' victory should hopefully help in the promotion of his actually really good debut solo album, 'Don't Let It Go To Waste', which is out now. Though the free publicity might not be the only reason Matt's label were keen for him to go into the jungle, bearing in mind those rumours earlier in the year that label bosses had insisted the former Busted boy go on a diet after fearing he was becoming too fat to be a solo pop star. Word has it he lost a stone while in the jungle. Label bosses shouldn't get too excited too quickly, however - on arriving back in the UK over the weekend he told reporters: "I'm just really looking forward to eating lots of food, the food I've not been eating for the past three weeks."

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