Most blogged artists: Lykke Li, Crystal Castles, Daft Punk

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Swedish pop singer Lykke Li continues to be the most talked-about musical act in the blogosphere on October 28, according to The Hype Machine. Other tops acts include Crystal Castles, Kanye West, Girls, and Daft Punk.

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. Now the band is a hot topic in the blogs after collaborating 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. "The track has a definite 80's synth-pop feel to it," blogs The Music Ninja (, "and will have you reminiscing of days of huge bangs, neon colors, and the word rad."

Also back in the day's top ten is French house DJ duo Daft Punk, consisting of Guy-Manuel de Homen-Christo and Thomas Bangalter. The two recently composed the much-hyped film score to the upcoming Tron: Legacy, the sequel to 1982's Tron. Buzz continues to build as bloggers are circulating samples from the soundtrack (now set to release on December 7) and a new video for the track "Derezzed." "I'm expecting a fantastic soundtrack, definitely not Daft Punk album number four," blogs Sundtrak (

The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on October 28 at 10 am GMT:

Lykke Li (no change)
Crystal Castles (+3)
Kanye West (+1)
Girls (-1)
Kurt Vile (-3)
MGMT (+2)
Warpaint (+2)
Daft Punk (re-entry)
Tapes 'n Tapes (new)
Sex Beet (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.