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Ohhh, Friday. I am completely in this mood right now. I'm starving, but promised myself I'd get this written up before I got to go eat lunch. So, here we go - let's get these power rankings out the door so I can get some foods. I ran out of time last week to get one of these posted, so I went back into last week a little as well to put this together.

1) fun.
NoteThey released their new album and were all over the website this week. The band seems to be getting a whole lot of attention from our community, and the mainstream as well. Fuck yea, fun!

2) Brand New
NoteOne interview. One great way to start the week. And all this time I thought it was exclusively revealed that the band...
Jason Tate on 02/24/12 - 02:42 PM
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...
Jason Tate on 02/10/12 - 04:30 PM
It's Friday - and that means it's time to get down. It also means it's time for me to write up this week's power rankings and let my sarcastic side out to play. So, after pouring over the numbers, interjecting a bit of my personal bias, let's see what we've got this week ...

1) All Time Low
NoteHow did these guys sneak in at number one? Well, it turns out that me being kind of an ass, and posting this video, led to an extremely active thread full of views and replies. Interesting. I am taking this under advisement.

2) Hit the Lights
NoteNote to bands: doing a chat with us = lots of interaction. Lots of interactions = up the power ranking charts. The band released their new album,...
Jason Tate on 02/03/12 - 11:53 AM
With so much going on around the website today, it took me until 4pm to finally be able to sit down and write this thing. Damn, I'm like an hour away from being able to write this thing with a beer and really see some sparks fly. Lost opportunity. Okay, let's work on this week's "power rankings" and take a look at what bands and topics dominated the website last week.

1) Drive-Thru Records
NoteThe label was #6 on last week's charts; however, with arguably one of the better news threads we've had in forever - the label is up at #1 this week. I saw this thread everywhere. So many responses, so many views, so many fantastic stories. It made the week for me, and hopefully for many...
Jason Tate on 01/27/12 - 04:44 PM
Another week down the drain. Is it just me or do the days seem to be flying by lately? It was a good week around the website though, lots of good stories - lots of memorable moments. Quite a few "what the..." moments as well. We'll get to those in a minute, for now - here's this week's power ranking list. Sorry it's a little late ... been busy picking my jaw off the floor from "that thread that shall not be named."

1) The Dangerous Summer
NoteCongrats boys, I think this is what you were going for. You're number one. The band's "issue statement" thread was ginormous. It started calmly - and like most internet threads - is basically a mess by the end of it. There's a tad bit of...
Jason Tate on 01/20/12 - 12:33 PM
Oh, shit! It's Friday the 13th. Freak the fuck out. It was another great week around the website. It started out insane, and thankfully it didn't really ever slow down. It's not like we were ever going to top Monday's awesomeness though. So, in following up last week's debut of the "artist power rankings" - here's this week's list after looking over all the stats. Basically the first day of the week kicked everyone out from last week. Poor Brand New. I wonder what Jesse Lacey thinks?

1) At the Drive-In
NoteThe thread about them reuniting was ridiculously awesome. All kinds of great posts. All kinds of nostalgic love. That was basically what kicked off Monday's insanity ......
Jason Tate on 01/12/12 - 11:11 PM
It's been a strange start to the new year. I spent some time looking over the metrics to see what was popular this last week or so, and it's kind of interesting to see what everyone was reading around the website. For a quick recap, I decided to put together the power rankings of the last week. Basically highlighting the bands that dominated our lives. We'll see how this goes, tongue firmly planted in cheek...

1) Brand New
NoteIf this band is talked about, at all, they blow up the news feed. Their NYE show was basically the catalyst for the insanity. And when the videos hit everyone went nuts. Combine that with the youtube channel news, a poll about if we'll see a new album next...
Jason Tate on 01/06/12 - 12:38 PM

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