Most blogged artists: The National, Arcade Fire, Deerhunter

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Brooklyn rock band The National takes the top spot in the blogs on December 13 according to The Hype Machine. Other bands reemerging in the day's top ten list include Canadian rockers Arcade Fire and US indie rock band Deerhunter.


Arcade Fire is back in the blogs after making the best-of-2010 lists for a number of blogs, including music blog Day Bow Bow (, who ranks this year's chart-topping The Suburbs as the third best album of the year. "A true crossover album that's found the band nominated for a Best Album Grammy," writes the US-based blogger of the release, "while treading further down the path laid out for them by Springsteen and Talking Heads."

Deerhunter, another hot topic in the blogs this year, re-enters the top ten with fresh reviews of its Halcyon Digest, released in September. "The melodies are stronger, the lyrics more direct but not obvious, the tiny flourishes fully imagined," writes music blogger Jonk Music (, who describes the album as Deerhunter's "most approachable record yet."

The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on December 13 at 10 pm GMT:

The National (+1)
The Babies (+5)
Wye Oak (no change)
Young Galaxy (-3)
Beach House (-1)
Arcade Fire (re-entry)
Deerhunter (-2)
Kanye West (re-entry)
Local Natives (re-entry)
Perfume Genius (-4)

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.