Rank & File

Stereogum Buzz Chart: Week Of 1/8/12

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.)