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

Apr 18th, 2007 // 12 Comments

feisttimes.jpg(Ed. note: Once again, we present “Indecent Exposure,” a ranking of 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: 4/18/07
ARTIST WEEKS ON CHART LAST WEEK DAYS UNTIL BACKLASH
1. FEIST 1 72 13 5
2. LILY ALLEN 378 6 4
3. OF MONTREAL 113 22
4. WHALEY, THE WHALE WHO LIVES WHERE WHALES DON’T USUALLY LIVE N/A N/A N/A
5. AVRIL LAVIGNE 5 29 13
6. ARCTIC MONKEYS 66 8 19
7. ART BRUT 2 N/A 36
8. JOSIE 27,846 826 -123
9. THE PUSSYCATS 3 827 1
10. JOHN COOPER CLARKE 3 N/A N/A APRIL 22, 2007

1 = Greatest gainer
2 = Newly mustacheless
3 = Enjoying this for as long as it lasts

A high-falutin’ New York Times profile helps send FEIST straight to the top of this week’s list–but boy, was this a close race! While most wags thought LILY ALLEN was due for a cooling-off period, her recent tour-cancellation announcement shot the pint-sized potty-mouther back to No. 2, followed closely by karaoke jammy-jammers OF MONTREAL. Leaks helped ART BRUT and AVRIL LAVIGNE break into the Top 10, meaning that we’ll have to say farewell to the likes of LINKIN PARK, MODEST MOUSE and POUTY PICTURE OF ROSE MCGOWAN for now. Next week, look for ARCTIC MONKEYS to take the top spot–unless a certain water-locked mammal has a WHALEY of a time with his/her newfound fame!

  1. Jude

    What propelled Feist to the very, very top? Was it that fucking abortion GAP ad of a video for “1234″?

  2. Juancho

    Please, please, leave Feist out of this. Let there be at least one shoegazing chanteuse I can direct my affections toward.

    I mean, beisdes Beth Orton.

  3. Pope John Peeps II

    Oh puh-leeze. You’ll never have anything on Feist. Feist always wins. Feist wins the Internet. Nothing you say or do can even dent the shining titanium outer hull of Feist.

  4. Poubelle

    Feist lost the internet yesterday when I could not go anywhere on the NY Times website without seeing that exact picture of her.

    And now I’m seeing it again. Thanks, Idolator.

  5. King of Pants

    You all do realize that Feist isn’t that great, right?

    *ducks, hides*

  6. Hyman Decent

    Speaking of mustaches, when Lily Allen was on The Tonight Show recently (Monday night?), it looked to me that she had one.

  7. millwhistle

    omg. so sick of wispy haired, waify chanteuses. between the feist/charlotte g. oversaturation, I’m done. I GET IT. THEY ARE PETITE. THEY ARE SULTRY. THEY CHAT OVER CUPS OF TEA.

    maybe I’m just cranky because I woke up to the news that sludgie died. can we pour out the gowanus canal in his honor?

  8. Sweetstatic

    As someone named Whaley, I thank you for the mention. Any backlash directed at me is appreciated.

    Wishful thinking I know.

  9. cassidy2099

    This Feist chick looks like a dude.

  10. Hyman Decent

    Will Pearl be number one next week?

  11. Lucas Jensen

    What about Knut the bear? He’s on seven of my friends’ AIM/iChat icons.

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