Your Friday Five For April 18–22

Will Leitch
3 min readApr 22, 2022

Let’s rank stuff!

We are now ranking things, every Friday. We will attempt to stick to rankings of things that have some sort of connection to the news of that week, but we can’t guarantee anything. Want us to rank something? Put it in the responses, or email us at

Wilco albums

  1. A Ghost Is Born (2004)
  2. Sky Blue Sky (2007)
  3. Summerteeth (1999)
  4. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2001)
  5. Ode to Joy (2019)
  6. Being There (1996)
  7. The Whole Love (2011)
  8. A.M. (1995)
  9. Wilco (The Album) (2009)
  10. Star Wars (2015)
  11. Schmilco (2016)

I’m seeing their YHF show in Chicago tonight. Sorry, Gen-X is still the only generation holding up its end of the bargain.

Ten Best Nicolas Cage Movies

  1. Raising Arizona (1987)
  2. Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
  3. Red Rock West (1993)
  4. Face/Off (1997)
  5. Adaptation (2003)
  6. Pig (2021)
  7. Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
  8. Moonstruck (1987)
  9. Wild at Heart (1990)
  10. Bringing Out the Dead (1999)

This is by quality of movie, not by quality of performance. Though they of course often go hand in hand.

Characters Bob Odenkirk Has Played on “Better Call Saul,” Ranked by Likability

  1. Jimmy McGill
  2. Gene Takovic
  3. Saul Goodman
Will Leitch

I write about these tumultuous times 2x a week. Author of five books, including “How Lucky.” NYMag/MLB.. Founder, Deadspin.