On February 10, experimental rock band Yeasayer, which just released its album Odd Blood, continues to be the most blogged band according to The Hype Machine. British electropop band Hot Chip is in the second spot, followed by British duo Massive Attack, whose highly anticipated album Heligoland dropped on February 9.
New to the top ten is John Ritter, an American folk-rock singer-singwriter. His album
So Runs the World Away is due for release on April 23 in Ireland (where his music has been especially popular) and May 4 internationally. The artist is in the blogs following the release of "Change of Time," a single from the forthcoming album that Ritter made available for free on his website. Music blog Side One: Track One (sideonetrackone.com) calls "Change of Time" "four minutes of slow building perfection."
New York electronic duo Phantogram is getting mention on February 10, a day after releasing its debut album Eyelid Movies. Music Fan's Mic (musicfansmic.tumblr.com) reviews, "Their diverse debut album showcases gung-ho attempts at pop gone psychedelic, pop gone anthemic, pop gone hip-hop or pop gone ethereal."
The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on February 10 at 10:15 AM GMT:
• Hot Chip
• Massive Attack
• Vampire Weekend
• Ellie Goulding
• Josh Ritter
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.