Rank & File

Stereogum Buzz Chart: Week Of 1/15/12

It’s Thursday afternoon, time to take a look back at the hottest/most interesting/most controversial stories in our world from the past week. This edition includes buzz about a few young rappers, a surprising number of old men, and of course the tragic televised events of Saturday night. An item’s RANK reflects a story’s size, while its BUZZ (thumbs up, or down, or both) reflects its nature. Scroll beneath the image for links to the articles mentioned within.

1. Watch Lana Del Rey On SNL
2. Santigold – “Big Mouth”; Santigold Debuts New Material @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg 1/16/12
3. Sleigh Bells – “Comeback Kid”
4. Lower Dens – “Brains”
5. Bruce Springsteen – “We Take Care Of Our Own”
6. Brian Williams Calls Lana Del Rey SNL Performance “One Of The Worst Outings In SNL History”
7. Album Of The Week: Schoolboy Q Habits & Contradictions
8. Leonard Cohen – “Going Home”; Watch Cults Cover Leonard Cohen
9. Watch Video Of A 19-Year-Old Kanye West Rapping; Young Kanye Reads A Poem For MLK
10. Trent Reznor, MGMT Oppose SOPA/PIPA In Letter To Congress