Most blogged artists: PJ Harvey, Blackbird Blackbird, Destroyer
Monday 06 December 2010
British singer-songwriter PJ Harvey holds the top spot as most popular artist in the blogosphere according to The Hype Machine on December 6. Sweden's Robyn takes second place while US singer-songwriter Conner Youngblood debuts in third. Other hot topics in the day's top ten include Blackbird Blackbird and Destroyer.
Blackbird Blackbird, the project of San Francisco musician Mikey Sanders, was in the blogs last month after Sanders released a slew of new tracks on his website, including "Breaking" and "Little Respect," featuring samples from Aretha Franklin's "Respect." He also just released a new track titled "Eraser" from his upcoming and yet-to-be-titled sophomore album. "I was really surprised to hear the psychedelic, sample-heavy sound of Blackbird Blackbird's 'Erasers,'" reviews blogger Dipped in Dollars (dippedindollars.com). "The single almost sounds like something you'd hear from The Flaming Lips."
Canadian band Destroyer, fronted by musician Dan Bejar of The New Pornographers, re-enters the top ten as bloggers are swapping the track "Chinatown" from the band's upcoming album Kaputt, set to release January 25. "'Chinatown' may just be my favorite offering from Destroyer yet," writes blogger We All Want Someone to Shout For (www.weallwantsomeone.org). "Its dreamy layers of sound are putting my mind at rest."
The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on December 6 at 10 am GMT:
PJ Harvey (no change)
Robyn (no change)
Conner Youngblood (new)
Blackbird Blackbird (no change)
Daft Punk (-2)
Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros (+1)
Teen Daze (-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.
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