Clark Benson

Clark Benson

Hollywood Hills, CA - United States 48 yrs website google+ twitter
Ranker founder. I like to make lists. Mainly about music. Much more of that to follow. If there are things you love/hate/features you want to see at Ranker (we're always improving) email feedback AT ranker DOT com and the message will probably get to me, provided it's in English.
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  1. How David Bowie Died Better Than Most People Live

    How David Bowie Died Better Than Most People Live

    Full of surprises to the end, David Bowie planned his death with just as much precision - and even more passion - as anything he did in life. UPDATE: this incredibly ...
  2. I Saw 100+ Bands in 2015 and Ranked Them

    I Saw 100+ Bands in 2015 and Ranked Them

    I didn’t set out to see over 100 bands this year... it just... happened. I don't control the touring calendar. Clearly, it controls me - even though I'm 47, work ...
  3. 2rerank The Top 500 Musical Groups/Artists of All Time

    2 my rerank of The Top 500 Musical Groups/Artists of All Time

  4. 2rerank The 300 Best Albums of the 00's

    2 my rerank of The 300 Best Albums of the 00's

  5. 2rerank The 400 Best Albums of the 1990s

    2 my rerank of The 400 Best Albums of the 1990s

  6. My Favorite Bands As Of 11/1/82 (Age 14)

    My Favorite Bands As Of 11/1/82 (Age 14)

    Evidence of an obsessive Ranker (and a music nerd) since long before this internet-thing existed. Written in cursive on a spiral-bound notebook (not even thin-lined . .
  7. The 5 Albums in My Heavy Catalog Rotation the Longest

    The 5 Albums in My Heavy Catalog Rotation the Longest

    Albums that have never lost favor in my rotation, ranked by their longevity since i obtained them. I will be on my deathbed and still be listening to these, probably via ...
  8. Ronnie James Dio's Greatest Album Moments

    Ronnie James Dio's Greatest Album Moments

    The best Dio albums, spanning his full career. For about a 10 year period from the mid-70s into the mid-80s, Dio fronted prime years of 3 of the greatest metal bands to ...
  9. Companies I Have Founded

    Companies I Have Founded

    I am a serial entrepreneur. Ranker is my 5th startup in 15 years, and I'm not looking to start anything else for awhile - Ranker is pretty ambitious, and there is a LOT ...
  10. Shaky Knees Festival 2015 Recap

    Shaky Knees Festival 2015 Recap

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    The third annual Shaky Knees Festival took place in Atlanta's Central Park from May 8-10, 2015. This is my recap of what went down throughout the weekend. If you're ...
  11. Coachella 2015 Wrapup and Rankings

    Coachella 2015 Wrapup and Rankings

    My rankings of the 2015 Coachella Festival (weekend two). Another excellent year all around!
  12. FYF Fest 2014 Rankings

    FYF Fest 2014 Rankings

    Rankings and mini-reviews of everyone I saw at the 2014 FYF Fest in Downtown LA. Overall, a solid festival - while there were logistical issues that many had at the ...
  13. 18 Reasons Why 'Exile On Main Street' Deserves Its Rep

    18 Reasons Why 'Exile On Main Street' Deserves Its Rep

    "Exile" is one of those rare records where every year or two a different song on it will become a special talisman to be played when I really need a fix of ...
  14. The Most Beautiful Eel In The World

    The Most Beautiful Eel In The World

    Until recently I never understood the bond people had with their pets. Let's be honest - I have openly mocked it. I have scoffed as friends had to decline a last minute ...
  15. Lockn' Festival 2014, Ranked and Reviewed

    Lockn' Festival 2014, Ranked and Reviewed

    This was the second year of the jamband-focused Lockn' Festival in the Blue Ridge Mountains, which took place on a farm in Arrington, VA, and was my first time ...
  16. Coachella 2014

    Coachella 2014

    300 votes
    My annual Coachella ranking - saw 30 bands Weekend Two. Since Coachella moved to a two weekend format, I have always gone the second weekend, and for multiple reasons ...
  17. Fave Bands to Ski To

    Fave Bands to Ski To

    I have a very carefully chosen skiing playlist w 100s of diverse tracks. But this year I didn't get to update it quite enough, and God forgive me if I would listen to ...
  18. Riot Fest Chicago 2013 Reviews and Rankings

    Riot Fest Chicago 2013 Reviews and Rankings

    Gotta give it up for Chicagoans. In the pouring rain at 3PM, 6 hours before the 'Mats are scheduled to take the stage, Bob Mould still draws a huge crowd (of dads) to ...
  19. The Best Cover Songs of Recent Memory pt. 1

    The Best Cover Songs of Recent Memory pt. 1

    How often do you see a non hit song with a killer original version get covered multiple times, by artists in totally different genres, with the end result of 3 unique ...
  20. +vote The Best At What They Do

    The Best At What They Do

    9,732 votes
    I give Maximum Respect to all on this list. Each is, IMHO, the best alive at What They Do. The list reflects my personal hobbies and interests and is certainly nowhere ...
  21. +vote The Best Movies of All Time

    The Best Movies of All Time

    6,289 votes
  22. Bonnaroo 2013 Reviews and Rankings

    Bonnaroo 2013 Reviews and Rankings

    Updated through the full festival. Reviews, videos, and often setlists (and of course, rankings) of the Bonnaroo Festival 2013 in Manchester, TN. Ranking and reviewing ...
  23. Coachella 2013, Ranked

    Coachella 2013, Ranked

    Reviews of 20 Coachella sets from Weekend 2 of the 2013 Coachella Music Festival. I'd give this year a B in the Grand Ranking of Coachellas, which I will get to one of ...
  24. Coachella 2011 Review - Coachella Festival Rankings

    Coachella 2011 Review - Coachella Festival Rankings

    Reviewing Coachella 2011 on-the-fly liveblogging as it happens, and ranking the highlights. Videos of the performances as well. Friday's Coachella was pound-for-pound ...
  25. Bottle Rock Fest 2013, Ranked

    Bottle Rock Fest 2013, Ranked

    Caught the first 2 days of the inaugural Bottle Rock Festival, in Napa CA in May 2013. Had an obligation or would have stayed for the 3rd - the festival was a great time ...

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