Most blogged artists: Young Galaxy, The National, Wye Oak

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Montreal indie band Young Galaxy takes the top spot in the blogosphere on December 10, according to The Hype Machine. New York rockers The National takes second place while folk duo Wye Oak re-enters the top ten in the third spot.

Brooklyn rock band The National was a hot topic in the blogs in recent months due to the popularity of the 2010 album High Violet, which hit top ten in several countries. The band has re-entered the day's top ten after being included on a host of blogger's "best of 2010" lists, most notably for the track "Bloodbuzz Ohio." "Yes, I gave into the hype," writes Canadian blogger Slowcoustic ( of the album. "It is solid and found its way to be played on a regular basis and I always started humming and playing air drums."

Wye Oak is an indie folk husband/wife duo (Andy Stack and Jenn Wasner) from Baltimore, Maryland, where Wye Oak is the state tree. This summer, the two released their third album, My Neighbor / My Creator, and they just announced their fourth release, Civilian, due out in March 2011. "It encapsulates everything that's great about Wye Oak, writes blogger Chromewaves ( of the LP's title track, noting that it starts out "quietly folkish" and "builds into an epic guitar freakout." 

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

Young Galaxy (+1)
The National (re-entry)
Wye Oak (re-entry)
Beach House (-1)
Deerhunter (re-entry)
Perfume Genius (-5)
The Babies (+3)
Daft Punk (no change)
Deer Tick (-3)
discodeine (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.