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.


4. FensePost


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.”


6. NME


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.


9. Pitchfork


Twitter handle: @pitchforkmedia

About: The essential guide to independent music and beyond.


10. Stereogum


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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