Music Blog Round-up
September 21, 2007 8:16 AM   Subscribe

Like free music? Like Blogs? Try putting them together: To start, search Hype Machine and to find music you like. Then start following the links and blog-rolls, and before you know it, you'll have dozens of blogs just begging to give you songs to download. If you like indy dance music like I do, here are some blogs to get you started: Digital Eargasm, Missing Toof, Palms Out Sounds, These Rocks Pop, Kiss Atlanta, Resonator Magazine, Fluo Kids, Discobelle, Disconap
posted by empath (24 comments total) 56 users marked this as a favorite
Test Industries, Moodmat, Infinite State Machine.
posted by mkb at 8:26 AM on September 21, 2007 [1 favorite]

Yeah, definitely feel free to add your own. I have dozens and dozens of them, but I just posted the ones that i download stuff from the most.
posted by empath at 8:29 AM on September 21, 2007

So today is link to your favorite musicblog day on mefi?

I'm not huge in to "indie rock" but a friend of mine runs You Ain't No Picasso.

Palms out is totally wicked - check out the Sample Wednesdays, particularly those for MIA, Basement Jaxx, and Daft Punk.
posted by phrontist at 8:31 AM on September 21, 2007 [1 favorite]

If you like music blogs, you should try songbird, which is a browser (built on forefox) that treats webpages containing mp3s as playlists. So, you just go to the music blog, it populates a list with all the mp3s it finds, and you can play them right off, without downloading first.
posted by signal at 8:34 AM on September 21, 2007

Songbird is a good idea, but seriously beta at the moment.
posted by phrontist at 8:38 AM on September 21, 2007
posted by Pinwheel at 8:50 AM on September 21, 2007

OK, I'll join in as a work avoidance maneuver, but because I'm not at home right now, I'll have to go from memory (and these are larger blogs that I check often):

Largehearted Boy
Said the Gramophone
Spoilt Victorian Child
Cocaine Blunts and Hip Hop Tapes

some of whom are mefites, by the way.
posted by sleepy pete at 9:02 AM on September 21, 2007

Your favorite music blog sucks.
posted by leapfrog at 9:04 AM on September 21, 2007

I have much love for 3hive.
posted by elfgirl at 9:04 AM on September 21, 2007

3hive, forgot them. They're amazing. Man, too many to remember in the morning...
posted by sleepy pete at 9:09 AM on September 21, 2007

I'd like to second the Songbird is seriously beta statement. The idea is cool and the first release will really be something, but the recent versions I've tried have been crashy.

And, I think I got this from MeFi, but there's also Skreemr. I have both Skreemr and The Hype Machine in my Firefox search box and use them regularly.
posted by eyeballkid at 9:09 AM on September 21, 2007

Hypemusic is cool. It's like distributed music piracy. Everyone who's posting just one song on their blog ends up being tied into a common network.
posted by smackfu at 9:17 AM on September 21, 2007

Aurgasm & good weather for airstrikes are both fantastic.
posted by jonson at 9:19 AM on September 21, 2007

I also like good weather for airstrikes....
posted by empath at 10:00 AM on September 21, 2007

All these sites are great, and I'm sure others know the ones that I'd mention ...

I'm kinda afraid to link to my favorite open directory sites for fear that they get too much traffic/attention/shutdown. :(

One favorite conventional MP3/music blog (not mentioned yet) is music (for robots).
posted by mrgrimm at 10:21 AM on September 21, 2007

Most of these seem to have embedded Flash players for the actual music, but for the ones that don't, playtagger is a handy bookmarklet to have. It embeds a mini mp3 player into the browser wherever there's a direct link to an mp3, so you can play the songs directly.

Thanks, nice post...
posted by whir at 10:36 AM on September 21, 2007

The writing on Said the Gramophone (mentioned above!) is pretty fantastic. I would pay them to write if I had the means or reason to pay them to write. You should consider the same.

Don't forget:
Soul Sides
Aquarium Drunkard

Peel is also worth checking out as an aggregator software (albeit Mac only).
posted by pokermonk at 10:50 AM on September 21, 2007

Worth noting that Sean of Said the Gramophone is a metafilter member.
posted by haveanicesummer at 2:49 PM on September 21, 2007

ha ha ha haveanicesummer, yes it is worth noting (since I'm never sure about all the outing of "metafilter's own" around here, I didn't).

There has got to be a name for this sort of thing....
posted by sleepy pete at 4:07 PM on September 21, 2007

Like free music?

Yes, when it's done well. Evan Parker, Derek Bailey, John Coltrane, and any number of others!

PS thanks for the post, empath.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:29 PM on September 21, 2007

Don't forget Chromewaves, which, along with StG, is my favorite music blog site (along with my own, the aforementined Largehearted Boy).
posted by kickerofelves at 6:56 PM on September 21, 2007

OK, if we're listing favorites, there's Keep the Coffee Coming and Fabulist.
posted by dorkwad at 12:32 AM on September 22, 2007

sleepy pete-- Ahh, I didn't notice your comment on mefi members. I figured since I saw Sean mention his Gramophone ownership in another mp3blog post that he wouldn't mind.
posted by haveanicesummer at 12:57 AM on September 27, 2007

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