US duo the White Stripes takes the top spot as the most blogged act in the music blogosphere according to The Hype Machine. Rock band The Strokes drops to second place while British composer and critic darling James Blake climbs into third. Also on February 11, Sweden's Lykke Li returns to the top ten, thanks to a remix of one of her hits.
British electronic artist James Blake is a hot topic in the blogs after the release of his much-hyped self-titled debut album. He also sat down at the piano and performed an acoustic cover of Joni Mitchell's "A Case of You" for BBC Radio 1 that bloggers are reviewing. The new track "makes the argument for genuine old-school musicianship underneath the inventive production," writes blogger Cover Me (www.covermesongs.com). "The Joni Mitchell cover also showcases his delicate falsetto, too often buried beneath layers of hazy atmospherics."
Pop singer Lykke Li returns to the top ten after Tyler The Creator, frontman for up-and-coming hip hop collective Odd Future, released a reworking of her track "I Follow Rivers." The "so-weird-it-works remix...really adds a spacey feel to the track," writes blogger All Things Go Music (allthingsgomusic.com).
The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on February 11 at 2pm GMT:
The White Stripes (+3)
The Strokes (-1)
James Blake (+7)
Cut Copy (+2)
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart (reentry)
Cold Cave (-3)
Lykee Li (reentry)
Young Galaxy (reentry)
Work Drugs (-1)
Fleet Foxes (-8)
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.
Hear James Blake's Joni Mitchell cover in this audio-only clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ri6bd4G-Aig