The internet is a bit like the known universe, bordered by dark matter and continually expanding. With so many music blog options, it can seem futile sometimes to try to keep up with what’s hip-with-the-kids.
Well, we’ve vetted a few reliable sources so you won’t have to drown in a sea of choices. Here are 10 music blogs you can turn to when it’s time to discover great new music, follow trends, hear commentary, or read reviews. You don’t have to trust their opinions, but you can trust that they’ll always HAVE an opinion.
1. Consequence of Sound
Twitter handle: @coslive
About: “Worldly influenced music blog that seeks to cover the music world as it has never has been covered.”
2. Coke Machine Glow
Twitter handle: @cmgzine
About: Slightly irreverent and usually awesome webzine focusing on hip-hop, indie, out, and electronic music.
Twitter handle: @elbows
About: a collection of music blog posts meant to provide you a snapshot of what’s going on in the music world today.
Twitter handle: @fensepost
About: Very indie music blog based in the “fertile tulip and potato-filled lands between Seattle, WA and Vancouver, BC.”
5. The Hype Machine
Twitter handle: @hypem
About: “The best place to find new music on the web. Every day, thousands of people around the world write about music they love — and it all ends up here.”
Twitter handle: Official: @NME Radar section: @NME_Radar
About: London based website offering the latest music news, reviews and music videos.
7. NPR’s All Songs Considered
Twitter handle: @allsongs
About: NPR’s acclaimed weekly online and on air music show. “Dedicated to finding music you’ll fall in love with.”
8. Obscure Sound
Twitter handle: @ObscureSound
About: Music blog aiming to provide music fans with the latest and greatest music.
Twitter handle: @pitchforkmedia
About: The essential guide to independent music and beyond.
Twitter handle: @stereogum
About: One of the first MP3 blogs, Stereogum is an online community for independent and alternative music news, downloads, and videos.
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