Housekeeping — December 30, 2011 at 8:19 am

Slicing Up Eyeballs’ most-clicked of 2011: Nirvana, U2, The Smiths, Pixies, The Cure

Well, here we are — the end of another calendar year, and time to see what folks have been reading on Slicing Up Eyeballs over the past 12 months. The verdict? A lot of Nirvana, U2, Pixies, Joy Division and The Cure, each of which scored multiple headlines in the year’s Top 20 list, which you can run your own eyeballs over below.

As we approach our third anniversary in February, it’s been another banner year for the site, with nearly 700,000 visitors from 191 different countries — including one apiece from the likes of Seychelles, Côte d’Ivoire and the Åland Islands — racking up more than 2 million pageviews on the site over the course of 2011. That’s a 67 percent increase in views over 2010.

So thank you all for stopping by in 2011 — and bring on 2012.


Slicing Up Eyeballs’ most-viewed posts of 2011:

1. Video: Nirvana plays ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ 1st time 20 years ago today (4/17/11)
2. Stream: U2 ‘Achtung Baby’ tribute album ‘AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered’ from Q (10/25/11)
3. Nirvana ‘Nevermind’ reissue to include Butch Vig’s original mix (7/26/11)
4. U2′s ‘Achtung Baby’ box set: 6 CDs, 4 DVDs, 2 LPs, 5 7-inches — and fly shades (8/4/11)
5. The Smiths’ ‘Complete’ box set: 8 albums on vinyl, CD; plus 25 7-inch singles (7/27/11)
6. Pixies to bring ‘Doolittle’ tour to Canada, three more U.S. cities in April, May (1/20/11)
7. ‘Total: From Joy Division to New Order’ features unreleased New Order track (5/16/11)
8. Q&A: Peter Hook on bringing Joy Division’s ‘Closer’ to U.S.; may perform ‘Still’ (9/6/11)
9. Video: The Cure plays 44-song ‘Reflections’ set with Tolhurst, O’Donnell (5/31/11)
10. Elvis Costello: ‘Steal’ my $260 box set — or buy Louis Armstrong instead (11/25/11)
11. Video: Dave Gahan performs Joy Division’s ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ (5/7/11) 
12. Pixies’ ‘Doolittle’ was released 22 years ago today; watch full 1989 concert (4/18/11)
13. The Cure playing first 3 albums in Sydney with Lol Tolhurst, Roger O’Donnell (5/5/11)
14. Stream: R.E.M. ‘Radio Free Europe’ original mix from ‘Cassette Set’ demo (10/3/11)
15. The Jesus and Mary Chain reissuing all 6 albums in deluxe 2CD/1DVD editions (7/5/11)
16. The Cars announce 10-date North American reunion tour; first trek in 25 years (4/1/11)
17. Pixies bringing ‘Doolittle’ back to U.S. for 19-date ‘Lost Cities’ tour this fall (7/4/11)
18. Dead Can Dance’s Brendan Perry, Lisa Gerrard reuniting for new album, tour (5/17/11)
19. Sample: Kate Bush Auto-Tunes 1989’s ‘Deeper Understanding’ (3/27/11)
20. Video: Sonic Youth in Brazil — watch what could be band’s final concert (11/15/11)






  1. Congratulations on another great year! Thank you and carry on!

  2. I echo that sentiment – really enjoyed reading this site in 2011. However, Peter Hook is really pissing me off!

  3. I am just thrilled with this website. To continue getting updates about all of my favorite artists to this day is a great thing!

  4. best website I stumbled across this year. Can’t imagine life w/o it. THANK YOU.

  5. I agree with all the comments above… not a day goes by that I don’t check this site. Thanks for all the effort put into keeping us 80’s alternative music junkies up to date with all the latest happenings!

  6. Yes, hate to sound boring and repeat what others have written, but I agree, this is without a shadow of a doubt one of THE best music sites on the internet and I thank you for all the love and passion that goes into it! Here’s to another fab year!

  7. I agree with everyone and I can say it’s the best site I’ve also stumbled upon….I feel exactly what everyone so far has expressed. We appreciate your efforts. Please keep up the great work in 2012.

  8. exactly, my thoughts are the same, great page. I really emjoy it and appreciate the work you guys do, by keeping us all informed and updated. Thanks.

  9. Daily visitor here as well!!!
    Keep the great work going.

  10. This Site rules

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