John Legend climbs blog chart with Adele remix

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New York indie duo Cults holds the top spot on The Hype Machine's most blogged artists chart on March 28. Folk indie artist Bill Callahan climbs into second place, while rock veteran Thurston Moore takes third.

American musician Thurston Moore, best known as a member of Sonic Youth, is set to release a solo album, Demolished Thoughts, featuring nine tracks produced by Beck. Bloggers are circulating a new track from the album called "Benediction," and "my oh my is it a beauty," raves blogger Tympanogram ( "It's a gentle, slinking, folky love song."

American musician and recording artist John Legend recently released a remix of English singer Adele's hit track "Rolling In the Deep." Over the weekend, electronic artist Copycat released a remix of Legend's remix that is also garnering some attention. "I'm a sucker for a good remix, and this one is an absolute beauty," writes blogger The Ruckus ( of Copycat's release.

The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on March 28 at 11:00 GMT:

Cults (no change)
Bill Callahan (+1)
Thurston Moore (+6)
Fleet Foxes (-2)
The Weeknd (-1)
Friendly Fires (no change)
John Legend (new)
Burial (new)
The Strokes (-4)
Panda Bear (reentry)

Launched in 2005, The Hype Machine aggregates information from more than 1,000 music blogs worldwide. Known for identifying up-and-coming artists, the site enables music fans to easily find out what music is hot in the blogosphere and to instantly hear and buy mp3s.

Check out Legend's remix of "Rolling in the Deep" in this audio clip: