Our Rank & File returns with a new batch of the people, places, and things that would be dominating our watercooler talk if we had a watercooler. It’s a week’s worth of blog posts synthesized into one handy chart you can print out and keep in your wallet! Like last time, an item’s RANK reflects a story’s size, while its BUZZ (thumbs up, or down, or both) reflects its nature. Make sense? Almost make sense? Good. Scroll beneath the image for links to the stories referenced therein. Here goes…

1. Coachella 2012 Lineup
2. The Shins – “Simple Song”
3. Mixtape Of The Week: Rick Ross Rich Forever
4. Van Halen – “Tattoo”; Is Van Halen’s New Song 35 Years Old?
5. At The Drive-In Reunite
6. Bon Iver To Make SNL Debut; Justin Vernon Starts Record Label
7. John Parr Re-Records “St. Elmo’s Fire” For Tim Tebow
8. The Magnetic Fields – “Andrew In Drag”
9. Watch The Trailer For The LCD Soundsystem Doc Shut Up And Play The Hits
10. Jay-Z – “Glory” (Feat. B.I.C.)

Comments (26)
  1. Weird. No 311?

  2. Tebow pretty much rope-a-doped the entire NFL into thinking he couldn’t throw the ball

  3. Kind of in the dolrums that Ceremony didn’t crack the list after releasing their Matador single debut, “Hysteria” and a $5 show at NYC’s Le Poisson Rouge, but I have a good feeling come March when Zoo drops, there will be not one but two thumbs up after they secure a spot on this list.

  4. “Wait, At The Drive-In reunited?! I was too busy listening to The Shins new song.” ~This Chart

  5. Bob Lefsetz on Tattoo:

    “Nerds have inherited the world, with their software and gadgets. But in one fell swoop Van Halen has taken it back.


    Might be the straw the breaks the me-unsubscribing-from-the-Lefsetz-Letter camel’s back.

  6. B.I.C aka Rosemary’s Baby

  7. The John Parr/Tebow thing should be a thumbs up. Or, is it one of those “so bad it’s good,” like “Dou Hast Miche”?

  8. What date is bon iver on SNL?

  9. I think you might want to put At the Drive In just a teensy bit higher… A lot of a teensy bit higher…

  10. Does the Refused reunion land in the top 20 somewhere?

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