Indecent Exposure: Idolator Charts The Artists Of Today That You’ll Be Sick Of Hearing About By Tomorrow

Mar 26th, 2007 // 7 Comments

amywinehoused.jpg(Ed. note: Beginning today, we will semi-regularly rank the artists who are receiving the most dangerously high levels of popular-culture exposure. It’s an anecdotal chart that takes into account such factors as media appearances, blog hype, playing-in-the-background bar music, and overheard subway conversations, and it is 100 percent statistically sound.)

INDECENT EXPOSURE CHART: 3/26/07
ARTIST WEEKS ON CHART LAST WEEK DAYS UNTIL BACKLASH
1. AMY WINEHOUSE 5 3 -6
2. LCD SOUNDSYSTEM 12 8 14
3. CRYING “AMERICAN IDOL” GIRL* 1 -
4. ARCADE FIRE 124 1 0
5. MODEST MOUSE 11 5 8
6. ARCTIC MONKEYS 74 6 24
7. EL-P 6 8 21
8. THE NATIONAL+ 3 46 113
9. LILY ALLEN 418 11 44
10. ANNA NICOLE SMITH 7 10 N/A

* = Hotshot debut
+ = Greatest gainer

Thanks to her SXSW gig, Smoking Gun rider release, and general mainstream-magazine glossiness, AMY WINEHOUSE claims the top spot this week, pushing fellow U.K. ladybird LILY ALLEN down to the No. 9 slot. Hot on her heels is LCD SOUNDSYSTEM, whose Sound Of Silver is already the sound of numerous cool-kid dive bars and dinner parties. Also making a big surge is THE NATIONAL, who scooted across the blogosphere thanks to a “leaked” MP3; look for them to be knocked down next week, when CARRIE UNDERWOOD’s Saturday Night Live appearance pushes her back in the top five, and SNOOP DOGG causes national headlines with yet another international incident.

  1. kiteless

    Is Amy Winehouse from anytown, Long Island? If she’s looking for someplace to hide, I suggest the counties of nassau or suffolk. Yeesh.

  2. Airsank

    So the Arcade Fire backlash starts today? Thank God, not a moment too soon! Why couldn’t this have happened before the album even came out? The Klaxon’s album comes out in the U.S. tomorrow, and let’s say that the official backlash starts in: 3…2…1…Now.

  3. Jupiter8

    Wow! She was way hotter before all the tattoos. And hair. And eye-makeup. And alcoholism.

  4. BlimpyMcFlah

    …..and anorexia.

    i like her better the way she is now; a booze sodden sailor…

    …not unlike Captain Haddock

  5. stephenbush

    I can’t believe there’s no Peter Bjorn and John on this week’s chart.

  6. catdirt

    also re: Amy Winehouse- don’t sleep on her wiki!
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy_Winehouse
    all the facts you need for that winehouse backlash post you’ve been pondering…

  7. Anonymous

    @Jupiter8: Ditto. It’s kinda upsetting.

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