Most blogged artists: Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Wild Nothing
Monday 31 May 2010
Montreal-based indie band Arcade Fire is the most blogged musical act of the moment on The Hype Machine on May 31, having recently announced that its new album
The Suburbs, the follow-up to 2007's
Neon Bible, will be released August 3. Rapper Kanye West and synth-pop artist Wild Nothing are in second and third.
The superstar and often controversial rapper Kanye West is in the blogs following the online leak of his song "Power," the rapper's first new track since 2008. Featuring soul singer Dwele, the track is due out officially on June 8, reportedly as the first single from upcoming album Good Ass Job. "Power," says Viva la Mainstream (vivalamainstream.wordpress.com), "takes time to address his absence and his failures, all while spitting fire at those who took aim at him during his time out."
Wild Nothing is the solo project of Jack Tatum, who previously performed with the punk act Facepaint. The artist has just released his debut album, Gemini, and bloggers are sharing the upbeat track "Chinatown." Everybody Taste (www.everybodytaste.com) describes Wild Nothing's sound: "catchy and bittersweet 1980s-inspired synth-pop disguised in low-fidelity swells of cloudy effects and reverb."
The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on May 31 at 10:00am GMT (with change in position from May 21):
• Arcade Fire (new)
• Kanye West (new)
• Wild Nothing (new)
• ceo (new)
• Klaxons (new)
• Madvillain (new)
• Drake (new)
• Crystal Castles (re-entry)
• Mt St Helens Vietnam Band (new)
• Beach Fossils (new)
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.
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