US rap star Kanye West remains the hottest topic in the blogosphere on November 10, according to The Hype Machine. US indie duo Tennis takes second place while rocker band Warpaint moves into third. Also in the day’'s top ten: Crystal Castles.
Husband and wife Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore, known as Tennis, are a hot topic in the blogs after the release of a dreamy new ballad titled “"Take Me Somewhere,”" from their upcoming debut album, Cape Dory, releasing January 18 through the label Fat Possum. "“The band scraped off some of the lo-fi fuzz, and what’s left resembles some brilliant piece of girl-group inspired 1950s pop,”" writes The Tape Is Not Sticky (thetapeisnotsticky.com).
Crystal Castles is a Canadian electronic duo from Toronto known for chaotic live shows and a dark, melancholic sound. The duo's 2008 self-titled debut album was included among NME Magazine's Top 50 Albums of the Decade. The band has been popular in the blogs after a recent collaboration with English rocker Robert Smith of the Cure on a remix of the band's version of the 1984 single "Not In Love," originally by New Wave act Platinum Blonde. Now, bloggers are circulating a remix of the remix by Brooklyn DJ Sane Smith.
The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on November 10 at 1 pm GMT:
Kanye West (no change)
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart (-2)
Smith Westerns (-3)
Lord Huron (+1)
Crystal Castles (+3)
Kid Cudi (re-entry)
The Decemberists (-4)
The Radio Dept. (-2)
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.