a) Radiohead aren't putting an album out, so Greenplastic and At Ease are effectively out of the running (I hope). Most of the bands that won last year have broken up or are in hibernation.
b) NIN is currently embarking on a tour all around the world, have released a #1 album in recent months, and have a couple of charting songs in radio rotation at the moment -- if our site could get to #11 in a year when nothing was going on, surely we can do alright when things are busy.
c) A lot of people have worked very hard to make this site as good as they come. We have almost 800 articles and reviews, The NIN Historian is an amazing tour resource, we have sheet music, a tour journal tie-in with Echoing the Sound, hold contests and do exclusive interviews, harbor the Meathead Perspective, brought the news.nin.net archives back from the void, and you can personalize the site.
d) What other fan page or official website is XHTML Strict Compliant? How many sites do you know account for accessibility like that?
In June, we peaked out at 8,531,027 hits that month. Things have slowed down a bit, but if you're one of the 16,000-20,000 unique visitors to the site, I'd appreciate a vote. Let's shoot for #1 this year. Just click on the image on the right side of the page. Thanks.