Swedish artist Robyn is the hottest topic in the music blogs on November 30 after the release of the final installment of her Body Talk trilogy. According to The Hype Machine, Destroyer, fronted by musician Dan Bejar of The New Pornographers, takes second place, while Atlas Sound, the solo music project of Deerhunter's Bradford Cox, is in third. Also in the day's top ten: Kanye West and Marina and the Diamonds.
Ever popular in the blogs, West remains a hot topic after the November 22 release of his much anticipated fifth studio album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Among a slew of tracks being swapped and reviewed, bloggers are circulating a new track titled "That's My Bitch" with rapper Jay-Z and featuring La Roux's Elly Jackson. "With a late 80s-early 90s beat reminiscent of the Jungle Brothers, hearing Jay and Kanye trade verses with Elly on the hook is nothing short of bliss," writes The Boy with the Thorn in His Side (www.billysuede.com).
Marina and the Diamonds (real name Marina Lambrini Diamandis) is a Welsh singer-songwriter who rose to fame after reaching number two on the BBC Sound of 2010 poll. She is back in the day's top ten after oOoOO (pronounced "oh"), a San Francisco-based project fronted by musician Christopher Greenspan, released a remix of her track "Obsessions." He transforms the song "from the usually operatic and melodrama-filled Marina Diamandis ... into a realm clouded and opaque," writes The Culture of Me (thecultureofme.com). "It really, really works."
The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on November 30 at 11 am GMT:
Atlas Sound (no change)
Kanye West (+1)
Azare & III (+1)
Daft Punk (+1)
Marina and the Diamonds (re-entry)
Bon Iver (re-entry)
Cut Copy (-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.