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January 19, 2009 1:51 PM   Subscribe

Your favorite music blog sucks.

Rock/Psych/Prog/Indie/Folk
ChrisGoesRock
Prog Not Frog
Like Dynamite to your Brain
YoungMossTongue
Glamorous Indie Rock'n'Roll
FANTASY
SONZEIRANANET
A L A I N F I N K I E L K R A U T R O C K
Orexis Of Death

Eclectic
The Devil's Music
Hefiorels eclectic music
Many fantastic colors makes me feel so good ...
Saque su disco
URBAN ASPIRINES
History of the 80s
The Glorious 70s

Experimental
experimental etc
Cagedream
Misterioso Impossível

Underground/Punk
FACTS MYTHS & LIES of D.I.Y. MUSIC 1987-93
DOWN UNDERGROUND

Blues
BLUES TOWN
The Blues Lounge

Disco
DANCE DISCO MUSIC
My Favourite Sound©

Meta
All Music, All Blogs
Progressive Rock Music Ultimate Discography
PNF Blogwatch
posted by swift (55 comments total) 126 users marked this as a favorite

 
You neglected to include the incredible Mutant Sounds.
posted by davebush at 1:55 PM on January 19, 2009 [1 favorite]


Excuse me, but WFMU's Beware of the Blog does not suck! (Thanks for the tips, though.)
posted by not_on_display at 2:07 PM on January 19, 2009


I don’t understand the purpose of this posting.
posted by joeclark at 2:09 PM on January 19, 2009


Okay.
posted by swift at 2:10 PM on January 19, 2009


I don’t understand the purpose of this posting.

It's to cleverly highlight the music blogs you've been missing out on, but then again I'm a rocket surgeon.
posted by pwally at 2:16 PM on January 19, 2009 [3 favorites]


Office Naps. Garage Hangover. Crud Crud. Soul Sides. Derek's Daily 45. Excavated Shellac. 60's (mostly) Uncomped. The Devil's Music. Berlin Beatet Bestes. Jukebox Mafia. Like Dynamite To Your Brain. Second Line Social. Mr Ed Music Roundup. Holy Ghost. Diggin' It!.

None of the above suck. they all rule.
posted by jonmc at 2:21 PM on January 19, 2009 [3 favorites]


Ya know, if I do a google search for "music blog", I get, like, 148 million hits.. you only gave us, like, 28.
posted by HuronBob at 2:22 PM on January 19, 2009 [1 favorite]


The Blues Lounge In *FLAC* - to use its full name - posts files in some format called .dlc whose use I couldn't figure out after several minutes of Googling, so fuck it.
posted by Joe Beese at 2:23 PM on January 19, 2009


....and Probe Is Turning On The People.
posted by jonmc at 2:23 PM on January 19, 2009


The poster omitted Jazz - which I'm sure is a simple misunderstanding. [smacks palm with fist]

Call It Anything is the best jazz music blog. That is all.
posted by Joe Beese at 2:26 PM on January 19, 2009


A good way I've found of tracing the moving path of good new music blogs is to visit the existing blogs you already do and then when you inevitably can't get the soundfile every so often, you have to search. It works best when it's a song you really really like and it's relatively on the dl.

So when you search and find the soundfile, or a post about it, look through the blog itself and see if their other entries are to your liking. I did that this weekend and found some great new stuff to listen to.
posted by cashman at 2:27 PM on January 19, 2009


Here's a few more for the non-suck list:

Uncategorizable/Eclectic
Music You (Possibly) Won't Hear Anyplace Else
The Thrifty Digger

New Orleans
Home of the Groove

Blues
Big Road Blues
Honey, Where You Been So Long?*

*Though this excellent blog might be inactive... no new posts since 10/08.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 2:32 PM on January 19, 2009 [1 favorite]


good choices, flap. Click on the links I put up, they are right up your alley.
posted by jonmc at 2:32 PM on January 19, 2009


You left out my favourite Metal music blogs sucking:

MetalSucks
ThePRP
The Gauntlet
Black Goat
posted by Captaintripps at 2:33 PM on January 19, 2009


I don’t understand the purpose of this posting.

Posting a handful of links to various music blogs, in and of itself, doesn't especially stand as the greatest MeFi post. BUT... the thread is already turning into a compendium, and no doubt many, many more links will be added here in the comments. For example, I'm delighted to get jonmc's recommendations upthread. So, maybe that's the purpose. Yeah, that's gotta be the purpose.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 2:35 PM on January 19, 2009


Oh shit, jonmc, I shoulda previewed! Now it looks like we're some kinda mutual appreciation society.

Oh well.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 2:36 PM on January 19, 2009


So, maybe that's the purpose.

Not that it matters, but yes -- I was hoping to be proved wrong.
posted by swift at 2:42 PM on January 19, 2009


That's some mutual isn't it, flap?

*appreciates*
posted by jonmc at 2:43 PM on January 19, 2009


being laid up, I've had a lot of time to fill and this site kept me busy all weekend.
posted by jonmc at 2:45 PM on January 19, 2009


I don’t understand the purpose of this posting

Well, It's a curatorial effort. I think this is a fantastic post. Thanks!

thread is already turning into a compendium


Keep 'em coming.
posted by elmono at 2:47 PM on January 19, 2009


Reggae (also Ska, Rock Steady and Dub ) - You and me on a Jamboree
World - BABE(B)LOGUE
posted by horsemuth at 2:48 PM on January 19, 2009


Hip Hop was omitted as well, so:

Cocaine Blunts
So Many Shrimp
Government Names
Heavy in the Streets
The Smoking Section
Different Kitchen
BLVD ST
posted by rollbiz at 2:49 PM on January 19, 2009 [4 favorites]


ChrisGoes is sort of a demigod of psych folk music collectors. I also like Time Has Told Me for music in that vein.
posted by Demogorgon at 2:53 PM on January 19, 2009


Any interesting blogs for D&B, trance, house?
posted by pineappleclock at 3:09 PM on January 19, 2009


Any Electro / Electronica blogs I should know about? Or did that ship sail in 2006?

this mefite thinks the whole thread is an exercise in pretension, but what do I know?
posted by hellojed at 3:15 PM on January 19, 2009


Metafilter: an exercise in pretension, but what do I know?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:23 PM on January 19, 2009 [2 favorites]


Okay I'll share.
TWILIGHTZONE!
RATBOY69
Soundboard
Ausrock
Cover Lay Down
Born In The Basement
posted by Sailormom at 3:24 PM on January 19, 2009


I've always thought that Emmy Henning's Wind Under the Door, formerly Fangrrl, is the best music blog I've ever read. Her post about Ian Curtis, written shortly after the release of Control, is both brilliant and emotionally wrenching.
posted by jokeefe at 3:32 PM on January 19, 2009


Bless you all. I live for posts and threads like this.
posted by Faze at 4:26 PM on January 19, 2009


A whole slew of important electro/dance blogs omitted...

DIGITAL MY ASS
DiscoattacK
DiscoBelle.net
Disco Delicious
Discodust
Electrorash
Gorilla vs. Bear
Hyperbole
Ohh! Crapp...
Palms Out Sounds
SSSSOUND!
THREE ONE OH!
You Can Call Me Pelski
posted by mykescipark at 4:27 PM on January 19, 2009 [2 favorites]


The Shimmy Shake
posted by taumeson at 4:35 PM on January 19, 2009


Why are there no good industrial music blogs?
posted by Jairus at 4:53 PM on January 19, 2009


EXCELSIOR! I always find something great at: Make Mine Marvel (Trust me, it is a music blog)
posted by thehuskybride at 4:55 PM on January 19, 2009


Someone say industrial?
posted by davebush at 5:06 PM on January 19, 2009


Someone say industrial?

Sadly, no posts in over 6 months at your link.
posted by Jairus at 5:14 PM on January 19, 2009


List of Electronic - Industrial/Noise/Power Electronics/Ambient/Drone blogs.
posted by Sailormom at 5:26 PM on January 19, 2009


By the way, for those who missed it: Monkeyfilter already did this right once...and then again.
posted by rollbiz at 5:33 PM on January 19, 2009


Aquarium Drunkard for Modern indie, alt-country and classic rock
posted by Midnight Rambler at 5:37 PM on January 19, 2009


Because God Told Me To Do It has lots o' industrial-type stuff.
posted by stinkycheese at 5:56 PM on January 19, 2009


Jairus - you realized my link was to a blog directory, right? If you visit the blogs listed on the page, you'll find recent posts.
posted by davebush at 5:58 PM on January 19, 2009


Jazzblogfilter: Two more excellent jazz blogs: jazzwax.com (which features good research and new interviews by its creator Marc Myers, recently including Jimmy Cobb, Creed Taylor and Buddy DeFranco. Also veteran jazz writer/critic Doug Ramsey's Rifftides is very cool.
posted by Seekerofsplendor at 6:11 PM on January 19, 2009


I love posts like this too. Unfortunately, who has fucking time to go through all these blogs? If only we all didn't have to actually work for a living.
posted by fungible at 6:27 PM on January 19, 2009


Unfortunately, who has fucking time to go through all these blogs? If only we all didn't have to actually work for a living.

I spend at least an hour a day just downloading mp3s from all my various blogs... but then, music is part of my living.
posted by mykescipark at 7:31 PM on January 19, 2009


Unfortunately, who has fucking time to go through all these blogs? If only we all didn't have to actually work for a living.

Beats spending money you can't afford on CD's that might suck.
posted by jonmc at 8:19 PM on January 19, 2009 [1 favorite]


The Blues Lounge In *FLAC* - to use its full name - posts files in some format called .dlc whose use I couldn't figure out after several minutes of Googling, so fuck it.

It's a container format used by JDownloader, apparently. I think it's used to obfuscate the actual download URI, perhaps to make copyright enforcement more difficult? That part's just a guess, though.
posted by musicinmybrain at 9:23 PM on January 19, 2009


I had been considering making a post about psych pop/folk that centered around ChrisGoesRock, but I would have barely scratched the surface that this post promises. My only beef is that this was posted right before my semester starts.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that [This is GOOD!]
posted by schyler523 at 10:14 PM on January 19, 2009


epic thanks to swift and everyone posting, my ears and ease of mind will love you all!
posted by kaspen at 3:50 AM on January 20, 2009


More soul/funk/jazz:
Oufar Khan
A Pyrex Scholar
Funk My Soul
The CTI Never Sleeps
Pharaoh's Dance
Djalma's Soul Food
Never Enough Rhodes
My Jazz World
Funky 16 Corners
Soul Sides
posted by p3t3 at 4:03 AM on January 20, 2009 [1 favorite]


For Jambands/ProgRock: http://www.glidemagazine.com/hiddentrack/ - Winner 2008 Weblog Award for Best Music Blog
posted by scottyb at 8:12 AM on January 20, 2009


mnml ssgs is single-handedly responsible for turning my ear back to techno (and trance and house). Sausages!

Deleted Scenes, Forgotten Dreams is a long-time favorite for finding new drone/psych/ambient tape & CDR bands to flip out over.
posted by Hubajube at 10:41 AM on January 20, 2009 [1 favorite]


No said the gramophone?
posted by joelf at 12:25 PM on January 20, 2009


"Why are there no good industrial music blogs?"

Because there's no good industrial music?

(teehee)

And yeah, it's funny seeing folks all like, hey, I was gonna put together a post on Chrisgoesrock when I did that, like, two years ago, suckahs!
posted by klangklangston at 1:30 PM on January 20, 2009


HypeMachine - A compendium of music blogs takes some clicking for the actual tracks but a built in player helps.
posted by dapulli at 3:55 PM on January 20, 2009


Well, now I'm glad I avoided another double. This post is still awesome.
posted by schyler523 at 8:11 PM on January 20, 2009


ChrisGoesRock, which is prone to being shut down, has just moved.
posted by swift at 9:43 AM on February 17, 2009


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