Most blogged artists: PJ Harvey, Perfume Genius, Duran Duran

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British singer-songwriter PJ Harvey holds the top spot as the most blogged artist on December 8, according to The Hype Machine. Blackbird Blackbird, the project of US musician Mikey Sanders, climbs into second place, while US indie artist Perfume Genius takes third. Also new the day's top ten is legendary English New Wave band Duran Duran.

Perfume Genius, the moniker of Seattle-based 20-something musician Mike Hadreas, re-enters the top ten with the December 7 re-release of his 2010 album Learning featuring three new songs: "Dreem," "Your Drum," and "Divine Faxes." Hadreas "uses his quavery, slightly unearthly voice to tell nuanced stories in just a few short lines," writes blogger Extrawack! ( Blogger Rock Insider ( writes that the "breathy and deep" tracks "provide such a surreal and calming atmosphere for the listener."

Iconic '80s band Duran Duran enters the day's top ten thanks to a remix of their track "Rio" by Italian DJ duo Fare Soldi, who were last in the blogs for their remix of Duck Sauce's "Barbara Streisand." "With spicy disco breaks and a heavy electrified backbone, the Duran Duran mix to 'Rio' is hot enough you won't need a fireplace," writes blogger Aerial Noise (

The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on December 8 at 1 pm GMT:

PJ Harvey (no change)
Blackbird Blackbird (+2)
Perfume Genius (re-entry)
Deer Tick (re-entry)
Metric (+4)
Surf City (+1)
Daft Punk (-5)
Duran Duran (new)
Tame Impala (+1)
Young Galaxy (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.