Housekeeping — February 20, 2013 at 8:00 am

Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Top 20 most-clicked posts of all time (well, since 2009)

Slicing Up Eyeballs

Four years, 3,163 individual posts, 2 million unique visitors, 6.4 million total pageviews. But out of all that, what are the most popular headlines on Slicing Up Eyeballs since this site launched on Feb. 20, 2009? Well, as you can see from the list below, they involve news about Nirvana, The Cure, U2, R.E.M., The Smiths and Depeche Mode.

The Top 5 posts remain largely unchanged from last year, with Nirvana remaining firmly at No. 1 because of a single link on Reddit, which generated nearly as many views in one day as the current No. 2 post — announcing the Disintegration reissue — has racked up since October 2009. The strongest contender from 2012 was our premiere of a very rare R.E.M. live video from 1981, which shot straight to No. 6 on the all-time list after debuting at the end of November.

Check out the full Top 20:


Slicing Up Eyeballs’ 20 most-clicked posts of all time

1. Nirvana plays ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ for 1st time 20 years ago today (4/17/2011)
2. The Cure’s ‘Disintegration’ gets 3CD reissue, plus ‘In Orange’ on DVD (10/8/2009)
3. Stream: Full U2 ‘Achtung Baby’ tribute album ‘AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered’ (10/25/2011)
4. The Smiths ‘Complete’ box set: 8 albums on vinyl, CD; plus 25 7-inches (7/27/2011)
5. U2′s ‘Achtung Baby’ box set: 6 CDs, 4 DVDs, 2 LPs, 5 7-inches, fly shades (8/4/2011)
6. Premiere: R.E.M. at Atlanta’s 688 Club, 1981 — watch rare 40-minute set (11/30/2012)
7. Nirvana ‘Nevermind’ deluxe reissue to include Butch Vig’s original mix (7/26/2011)
8. Daniel Ash on Love and Rockets: ‘It’s boring for me to do those songs’ (8/1/2009)
9. Stream: The Cure’s first American concert — newly discovered tape (6/6/2012)
10. Stream: Dead Can Dance, ‘Anastasis’ — first new record in 16 years (6/26/2012)

11. Sinead O’Connor tore up pope’s photo on ‘SNL’ 18 years ago today (10/3/2010)
12. Stream: Depeche Mode’s new single ‘Heaven’ and B-side (1/30/2013)
13. Depeche Mode debuts new untitled song with in-studio video (10/23/2012)
14. Download: Crystal Castles featuring Robert Smith, ‘Not In Love’ (10/28/2010)
15. Spin in the ’80s: The Cure, R.E.M., Morrissey, Replacements and more (3/16/2010)
16. Video: Alan Wilder joins Depeche Mode at Royal Albert Hall in London (2/17/2010)
17. Video: The Cure debuts new guitarist Reeves Gabrels at Pinkpop (5/26/2012)
18. Hear The Smiths’ reggae version of ‘Girlfriend In A Coma,’ other outtakes (12/22/2010)
19. Martin Gore of Depeche Mode subpoenaed in ‘World of Warcraft’ lawsuit (11/24/2009)
20. INXS re-enlists ‘Rock Star’ winner J.D. Fortune for summer gig (4/23/2010)





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