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AP.net Artist Power Rankings (February 10th) Just a tad bit of a cluster fuck on the website this week, so this is going to be fun. It's time for this week's " power rankings." I was putting it off for a few hours because I knew what I had to put at the top, but I just can't put it off any longer. So, here we go. You ready? Yeah. Here's what was popular on the website last week - and my always fun commentary.
1) Jonny Craig / Dance Gavin Dance
NoteIf you think that the original thread was insane, you don't even want to see the staff email chain. Look, I hope the guy finally realizes he needs help, because it's so clear that other people trying to help him isn't going to work. There's a level of personal responsibility involved - and to be honest, while it's ridiculous to watch happen - I think a lot of us are afraid of where it's heading. The follow-up statement was what the band needed to say - but I get a sneaky suspicion it's not what the band wanted to say.
NoteDonuts sold out; I only eat muffins now.
3) Cassadee Pope
NoteShe mentioned in an interview that most of AP.net is negative toward her ... the community responded by being negative toward her. But at least we're not creepily posting her high-school pictures on the internet.
4) Andrew McMahon
NoteAndrew announced he's thinking of retiring the Jacks Mannequin moniker. As long as he's making and releasing music in some fashion - I'm cool with it. One of the best songwriters of our generation. Yeah, I went there.
NoteRumors spread that the goth looking dude from American Idol was going to be the new lead singer, but that turned out to not be so true. Let's all let out a collective sigh of relief ...
NoteThis is the worst thing I've heard this year. What is this? Roofy-core?
7) Victoria Justice
NoteShe's writing songs with Martin from Boys Like Girls. I think her being of age led to a lot of comments in this one ...
NoteThe band chatted with us this week - it was awesome.
NoteTheir bass player is leaving. Sad panda. But they're writing again, so that's a positive.
NoteMark chatted on Reddit, bunch of users had no idea what a reddit was. Mark mentioned he'd be writing new tunes soon, bunch of users got excited. Finishing out the week: more vinyl re-presses and more European tour dates. Good week for Blink fans. #power rankings #ap related
05:33 PM on 02/10/12
All that wander are not lost
I'm glad donuts placed so high. Honestly, they should be in the Top 10 every week
05:45 PM on 02/10/12
bunch of users had no idea what a reddit was
bunch of users are missing out
05:47 PM on 02/10/12
Donuts have a lot more talent than some of the artists on this list.
05:48 PM on 02/10/12
I'm a Mark, who thought I was a Tom
Seeing donuts at #2 really puts things into perspective.
05:50 PM on 02/10/12
I'll accept this idea. That and Andrew playing music for the rest of my life, regardless of the moniker he uses. I don't think I'm asking for much with these two things.
06:08 PM on 02/10/12
Only on AP would people like muffins more than donuts.
06:12 PM on 02/10/12
And nothing of value was lost
I just realized that Jonny Craig's from Canada. So maybe he didn't flee. Maybe he just went back home.
06:48 PM on 02/10/12
Jonny Craig thread was a cluster fuck with a few amazingly funny posts sprinkled in.
07:14 PM on 02/10/12
I'm afraid you missed the point of that comment....
07:16 PM on 02/10/12
Totally agree on Andrew. I picture him eventually just going by his name and playing a mix of all his bands. I'd love it.
07:18 PM on 02/10/12
When are you coming home?
that may have been the most awesome picture i've seen in a while...maybe i'm just lame, but i love it...also love the blink news of the week...except european dates, because it doesn't effect me
07:22 PM on 02/10/12
I was trying to make one of the AP donut jokes.
I don't blame you for not getting it, I'm not very good.
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