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DiS' most read features, reviews and messageboard threads of the first half of 2012...
Twenty-twelve is zooming by, and this week we're going to try to take stock of the six months just gone. Hopefully, this week of 'lists' (everyone really loves lists right?) will help some of you to get a grasp on the year and perhaps find out about some albums you missed or to remind you about things you meant to read but never got around to it...
Before we share our favourite albums of the year thus far, here are half a dozen most read things, as well as our stats, which we often get asked for...
Unique Visitors: 2,098,552
Most Read Features
1) Paul McCartney discusses songwriting and RAM with Mansun's Paul Draper // Part 2
2) Planet Gear: Gotye on the Lowrey Cotillion organ and Making Mirrors
3) No Surprises? 15 Classic Albums of 15 Years Ago
4) "It actually feels like coming home again" - DiS meets Jonsi from Sigur Ros
5) Hard Times for Guitar Music? by Steven from Blood Red Shoes
6) DiS Does Pop #4: How not to be a popstar in 2012
Most Read Reviews
Most Shared on Twitter
1) Album Stream: Errors Have Some Faith in Magic
2) The Morning Benders name change statement
3) Album Stream: dEUS Following Sea + Tom Barman's track by track guide
4) Review: The Enemy - Streets in the Sky
5) Interview: Paul McCartney
6) Rufus Wainwright reveals a teasing taster of his new Mark Ronson-produced album
Most Liked on Facebook
We post a fair bit of 'irreverent' nonsense of on our Facebook page http://facebook.com/drownedinsound to keep you entertained amongst the links to DiS content. These are the six posts which people 'liked' the most...you can click through on these if - for some strange reason - you would like to 'like' or share them too.
1) Reading/Leeds Line-Up
2) Hey Jude
3) Slayer snark by Thrash Hits
4) Hologram Fest
5) Tech Rider Request
6) WomensAid vs Chris Brown
Most Read Threads
1) Primavera Sound 2012 (DiS' review of the festival begins here)
2) Recommended Albums 2012 Edition
3) ATP The National Announcement
4) Pick A Band, Remove One Letter, Give A Brief Description
5) Interesting (Or Uninteresting) Stories Of What Mid Level Band Members Did For Work After Their Bands Split Up/Got Dropped/Fell Out Of Favour.
6) 2012 Rolling Hip Hop Thread
1) Humorous Pub Quiz team names...
2) 16 Year Old Boy Dies After Masturbating 42 Times
3) Who The F^ck Are You?
4) Signed Up For Okcupid :(
5) Friday's Euro 2012 Football Thread
6) Game Of Thrones Season 2
Lead photo by Eleonora Collini of School of Seven Bells at The Garage (Full Gallery)
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