Clark Benson

Clark Benson Ranker
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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. Lockn' Festival 2014, Ranked and Reviewed

    Lockn' Festival 2014, Ranked and Reviewed

    The weekend of September 6th 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 ...
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  2. 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 ...
    293 views
  3. vote The Coolest Non-Superhero Comic Characters

    The Coolest Non-Superhero Comic Characters

    15,655 views 769 votes
  4. 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 ...
    33,112 views
  5. 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 ...
    6,620 views
  6. vote The Best Movies of All Time

    The Best Movies of All Time

    189 views 6,285 votes
  7. Coachella 2014

    Coachella 2014

    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 ...
    1,247 views 342 votes
  8. Best Doom Metal Bands

    Best Doom Metal Bands

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  9. Celebrities Who Have Aged the Worst

    Celebrities Who Have Aged the Worst

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  10. Best Cover Songs of Recent Memory pt. 1

    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 ...
    6,875 views
  11. 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 ...
    19,946 views
  12. vote The Best At What They Do

    The Best At What They Do

    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 ...
    106,670 views 8,338 votes
  13. 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 ...
    3,717 views
  14. 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 ...
    5,675 views
  15. 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 ...
    2,704 views
  16. 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 ...
    816 views
  17. 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 ...
    2,811 views
  18. rerank The 50 Greatest Led Zeppelin Songs

    my rerank of The 50 Greatest Led Zeppelin Songs

  19. Best Albums of 2012

    Best Albums of 2012

    No stone classics this year on par with last year (Black Keys and Adele), but overall about 10 truly excellent releases, and many really good ones. In many cases I've ...
    3,623 views
  20. vote Best Books About Startups

    Best Books About Startups

    The best books about startups and starting a business in today's fast-moving business environment, chosen from a long list of business books and ranked by votes from ...
    4,354 views 196 votes
  21. rerank My Top 50 Albums Of The 80's (At The Time)

    my rerank of My Top 50 Albums Of The 80's (At The Time)

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  22. Top Albums of 1998

    Top Albums of 1998

    By 90s standards, a Meh year - though pretty strong by the standards of the decade that followed. I wrote this list up quickly as I was launching my first internet ...
    1,313 views
  23. Top Albums of 1989

    Top Albums of 1989

    An OK year for music - at least by late-80s standards. Writing this years later, only a handful (Dolittle, Oh Mercy, Disintegration) of these records are truly timeless ...
    1,517 views
  24. 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 . .
    4,259 views
  25. Bonnaroo 2012 Reviewed + Ranked

    Bonnaroo 2012 Reviewed + Ranked

    Reviews, videos, and setlists of the Bonnaroo Festival 2012, all 25 artists that I saw. Ranking and reviewing all the music I caught live at the Bonnaroo Fest in ...
    14,977 views