The Online Music Chart
April 17, 2009 10:38 PM   Subscribe

New music service We Are Hunted aims to create charts of emerging music tracks. They aggregate the buzz from social networks, forums, music blogs, torrents, P2P networks and Twitter. In the artists section you can comment about what you're hearing.
posted by netbros (15 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
really, though? that "number one internets" song of theirs shows up in almost none of the "661" posts linked to it.
posted by setanor at 11:47 PM on April 17, 2009


Well, the stuff on the front page is pretty good, and stuff I'd never heard before, but it's hard to believe this obscure stuff is really the most popular stuff on the internet.
posted by delmoi at 11:58 PM on April 17, 2009


It seems the player doesn't work for most of the stuff up there. Alison Moyet straight in at number 4 though? Excellent. The last twenty-some years were an elaborate dream and I'm still 15. Nice one!
posted by merocet at 12:20 AM on April 18, 2009


I thought I was the only person having issues with the player! Is it just with some songs or is it an overall site issue?
posted by divabat at 12:43 AM on April 18, 2009


I thought I was the only person having issues with the player! Is it just with some songs or is it an overall site issue?

Hah. Apparently they're just hotlinking the MP3s and youtube videos. I'm guessing the ones that don't play are no longer valid links.

I think this site is just a sketched out idea, filled in with some songs the developer happened to like.
posted by delmoi at 12:50 AM on April 18, 2009


I think this site is just a sketched out idea, filled in with some songs the developer happened to like.

...and now conveniently promoted on the front page of metafilter.
posted by dersins at 1:12 AM on April 18, 2009 [1 favorite]


It got mentioned on Lifehacker, Mashable, and Wired, and made the rounds on Twitter (at least amongst the Brisbane users because the creators are Brisbane-based).
posted by divabat at 1:56 AM on April 18, 2009


Someone on mashable posted a link to this blog post points out ludicrous it's rankings are.
Anyone who knows anything about music listening on the web knows that the majority of Internet music listening is done on YouTube and Myspace. Until this site figures in YouTube, it is totally inaccurate. Take for example a song like Brokencyde's "Schizophrenia" which has been played 4 MILLLION times (2 Million on myspace alone) in the last 90 days, you are now telling me that Dj Mehdi (66,000 myspace plays) compares to that???? Not plausible! Let's take it bigger Beyonce "Halo" with 20 Million plays in the last 100 or so days on YouTube alone. Not on We Are Hunted, but DJ Zebra is on it???
I guess sites like Mashable, etc, will print anything that comes in a press release. I wonder if this just isn't some kind of joke/traffic boosting thing? A lot of the 'album covers' are totally random images that vaguely relate to the song title.
posted by delmoi at 3:00 AM on April 18, 2009


These internet popular music dealies seem to serve mainly to remind me of how pedestrian my musical tastes are.
posted by davey_darling at 5:30 AM on April 18, 2009


I wonder if they accept PayolaPal?
posted by gimli at 6:23 AM on April 18, 2009 [1 favorite]


Mehdi, YYY, Passion Pit, The Juan MacLean... I have seen a lot of these tunes making the rounds on the blogosphere, so I don't doubt the validity of the choices involved, but it would be helpful to see a list of what, specifically, they're aggregating. Unfortunately, all we get is: "If you want to know more about how we unravel the web's complexity, send us an email."

I have to admit I don't really see the point: if you really want to see what's hot and happening in the music blogs, why not just go to the long-established Hype Machine?
posted by mykescipark at 7:23 AM on April 18, 2009


'Emerging Music Tracks'? Is that code for Stuff Hipsters Like But Will Lose Interest In Once You Do?
posted by mannequito at 8:14 AM on April 18, 2009


I've been looking for something good in this space for a while since Last.fm failed to pain out. I don't want to be told what is popular on the web or in the wider world. I want something that will anticipate the ways in which my taste will stretch.

I can predict that I'll probably like certain types of mellow indie. I don't need some web2.0 collective intelligence application to tell me I'll like the next Broken Social Scene album. What I want is to be told about things I don't think I will like but actually will really like.
posted by srboisvert at 8:18 AM on April 18, 2009


...and, because by their very nature the majority of them are marginal, I hate that you can't fast forward past the ever-so-meaningful intro beats and scatter-noise and find if the hook is worth it or not (since I am not into "the moment").
posted by wallstreet1929 at 8:30 AM on April 18, 2009


What I've been doing recently is looking at Amazon.com's MP3 store. I look up a band I like, then check out the "people who bought X also bought Y"

I've been looking for something that is simple and web-based and make recommendations without making me sign up, or install an app or anything like that. I don't really need to be able to listen to the music on the page, just get some recommendations.
posted by delmoi at 10:28 AM on April 18, 2009


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