Year in ReView: Vanyaland’s Top 10 Posts of 2013 …beginning in May, of course

 
 

It was quite a year for Vanyaland, made all the more remarkable given our year actually began on May 15. Since our re-launch, the site has grown way beyond our original projections, and a big reason for that were the stories that broke out beyond Boston and were picked up around the word. Everyone loves a good cancellation notice, a stern letter, or just some good old-fashioned ass-hattery. And 2013 was full of all that noise.

Here’s our Top 10 Posts of 2013, based on a combination of page views, social media shares, comments, and other factors. It makes sense that the list is bookended by Miley, who we dedicated quite a bit of attention to. To quote Sean Bateman, “Deal with it, rock and roll.”

10. Egyptian general Abdel Fattah el-Sisi battling Miley Cyrus in Time’s ‘Person of the Year’ readers poll, December 2

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9. College cancels next week’s sold-out Death In June show at Salem Old Town Hall [UPDATE] The show will go on… but where?, September 13

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8. Pittsburgh-area singer wishes Boston gets bombed again, gets kicked out of his band, June 1

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7. Report: MBTA will extend weekend service to 3 a.m.; program to launch in March or April 2014, December 2

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6. Death Grips show cancelled after promoter learns there’s really no ‘show’ at all, August 6

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5. T.T.’s cancels Friday’s sold-out Cold Cave show due to concerns over opener Boyd Rice, June 26

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4. Frozen in Time: Hipsters and douchebags posing for video when they think they are posing for a photo is the new Best Thing Ever, November 20

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3. How terrible is Priyanka Chopra’s Thursday Night Football song, ‘In My City’?, September 13

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2. Read producer Steve Albini’s incredible four-page letter to Nirvana, September 25

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1. They Don’t Care About U: Read Sinead O’Connor’s open letter to Miley Cyrus, October 2

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