Most blogged artists: Deerhunter, Brian Eno
Monday 04 October 2010
Atlanta indie rock band Deerhunter maintains its lead as the hottest act in the blogosphere, with rapper Kanye West and DJ duo Duck Sauce in second and third place, according to The Hype Machine, October 4. Also, veteran musician Brian Eno claims a spot in the top ten after the release of a new single.
Deerhunter holds steady in its blog popularity after the release of its album Halcyon Digest on September 27. Bloggers have also been circulating a remix of the album's first single, "Helicopter," by DJ Diplo and producer Lunice. Music blog Squeegie (squeegiesounds.com) writes that Lunice "takes Deerhunter's 'Helicopter' to a delightful place, with lead singer Bradford Cox's vocals pitted against a backdrop that is equal parts Miami Vice and dirty sound crunk."
Brian Eno, co-founder of the art rock group Roxy Music and producer of recordings by David Byrne, U2, and Robert Fripp, is in the blogs after releasing the first single from his long-awaited upcoming album, Small Craft on a Milk Sea, which drops November 2. For the new track, "2 Forms of Anger," Eno recruited the aid of guitarist Leo Abrahams and composer Jon Hopkins. "This is one man that won't release a record just for the sake of it," blogs Off the Radar (www.offtheradarmusic.com). "The layering with use of drone bits and improvisational chords creates a texture that leaves the song lingering in your room, making you ache for more."
The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on October 4 at 10:00am GMT:
Deerhunter (no change)
Kanye West (no change)
Duck Sauce (no change)
Sufjan Stevens (no change)
School of Seven Bells (no change)
No Age (+2)
Brian Eno (new)
Local Natives (-1)
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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