Most blogged artists: Beach House, Deerhunter
Friday 24 December 2010
US indie duo Beach House continues its winning streak as the most popular act in the blogosphere according to The Hype Machine on December 24. New York rock band The National overtakes rapper Kanye West for second place, while West slips to third. Meanwhile, Atlanta indie band Deerhunter rises in the rankings.
Indie act Beach House takes the top spot for the fifth consecutive day for its inclusion on blogger "best of 2010" lists for the LP Teen Dream, released in Feburary. "Although barely visible on the shelf of a record shop, Teen Dream was seen from afar as a record that had the potential of providing breakthrough for one of America's more unsung acts," writes blogger Music Fan's Mic (www.musicfansmic.net).
Deerhunter, another hot topic in the blogs this year, has been thriving due to fresh reviews of its Halcyon Digest, released in September. "Deerhunter continue their faultless vein of retro-infused rock on Halcyon Digest, their fourth full-length and in many ways their best," writes blogger Obscure Sound (obscuresound.com), who featured the LP in his top ten album's of 2010 list.
The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on December 24 at 12 pm GMT:
Beach House (no change)
The National (+1)
Kanye West (-1)
Sufjan Stevens (no change)
Arcade Fire (no change)
Bright Eyes (+3)
The Tallest Man on Earth (re-entry)
LCD Soundsystem (-4)
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.
Watch Deerhunter's "Helicopter" video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5RzpPrOd-4
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