Most blogged artists: Beach House, The National, Local Natives
Wednesday 22 December 2010
US indie duo Beach House, appearing on a number of bloggers' best-of 2010 lists, maintains its hold as most-blogged act according to The Hype Machine on December 22. Rapper Kanye West and rockers The National maintain second and third places, while Los Angeles band Local Natives re-enters the top ten.
Brooklyn band The National's 2010 album High Violet is also earning high marks in blogger year-end roundups. In addition, bloggers are talking about a December 20th appearance on BBC6 radio by brothers Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National and Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry. There, the trio shared their Christmas collaborations with indie artist Sufjan Stevens - two tracks that appear on Steven's annual Christmas album that he sends out to his friends.
Also making the rounds in 2010 lists is indie band Local Natives, who released their debut album Gorilla Manor in February. "I'm absolutely in love with their sound," writes music blogger This Bonus Track (thisbonustrack.com), "with their orchestration and with the way that each one of their songs has a perfect moment to be played."
The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on December 22 at 1 pm GMT:
Beach House (no change)
Kanye West (no change)
The National (no change)
Arcade Fire (no change)
The Tallest Man on Earth (no change)
Vampire Weekend (re-entry)
LCD Soundsystem (-4)
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti (+1)
Local Natives (re-entry)
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.
Film The critics but sneer but these unfashionable festive films are our favourites
TV We're so close to knowing what happened to Oliver Hughes, but a last-minute bluff crushes expectations
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Peter Lik: The self-proclaimed 'fine-art photographer' whose work sells for millions
The best underrated Christmas movies from Love, Actually to While You Were Sleeping
Grace Dent on TV: The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies was a beautifully shot, immensely considered drama
The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies, review: Jason Watkins is brilliant, but real victim Joanna Yeates is reduced to a footnote
Marilyn Manson denies involvement in shocking Lana Del Rey rape video
Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
New era of cheap oil 'will destroy green revolution'
Ukip founder Alan Sked and Nigel Farage 'begged Enoch Powell to stand as a candidate'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant