Since the end of November, Evanescence has gone from exactly zero searches to a ranking of roughly #80, just below the Lycos 50. Right now Evanescence is blowing the critical darlings of 2002 away. They are about twice as popular online compared to The Strokes at their peak, and four times as popular as The Vines or The White Stripes at their peaks. Meanwhile, All American Rejects have racked up more searches last week than Limp Bizkit, and A.F.I. have reached an online popularity of Snoop Dogg.
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