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November 17, 2007 8:13 AM   Subscribe

City of Sound as it describes itself, is a blog about cities, design, architecture, media, music, etc. But calling it a blog really does it a disservice. City of Sound is a category-killer; amazingly dense, thoughtful, erudite, and compelling, it begins to catalog our urban identity. A bit of reminiscent of Metropolis magazine, if it was edited by Robert Rauschenberg. If you've not visited, do yourself a favor. It is a treasure trove.

This is essentially a post to a single site, (perhaps not so) cleverly disguised as something else, but City of Sound seems to this submitter as without peer. That being said, if you know of other similar sites, please share them.
posted by spacely_sprocket (11 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
Astounding. Thank you.
posted by mykescipark at 8:47 AM on November 17, 2007

Very similar to BLDGBLOG, which I love. Thanks.
posted by mazatec at 8:50 AM on November 17, 2007

Wow. Lots to ponder here. Thanks, spacely_sprocket.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 9:15 AM on November 17, 2007

Looks great, thanks.

This is essentially a post to a single site

You say that as if it was a bad thing? Where does the myth that a post has to have several links to be good come from? Who thinks that, and why?
posted by sveskemus at 9:15 AM on November 17, 2007

Where does the myth that a post has to have several links to be good come from?

I don't know. I don't post much (3x in the last year?), but my previous posts have been a bit more fulsome. I do know I've seen some criticisms of single posts in the past. Thus my efforts to deflect the same herein.
posted by spacely_sprocket at 9:26 AM on November 17, 2007

I know phrases like SLOE (single link op-ed) gets thrown around but other than that I don't think anybody dislikes single link posts, or at least I've never run into anybody who does. But I guess that's a discussion for MeTa, not here. Sorry for the derail.
posted by sveskemus at 10:05 AM on November 17, 2007

Thanks for the link. That is a pretty great site, very much in the league as BLDBLOG.

In a different but similarly excellent vein: Locust St.
posted by From Bklyn at 10:13 AM on November 17, 2007

I check out Brand Avenue.
posted by cashman at 10:36 AM on November 17, 2007

Now this is "best of the web".
posted by Ber at 6:16 PM on November 17, 2007

crazy! I added this site to my reader about a month or so ago and have been thoroughly enjoying it since. Nice to see it getting wider exposure.
posted by shoepal at 7:11 AM on November 21, 2007

City of Sound has been a favorite site for the last 2 or 3 years. Amazingly it keeps getting better.

In a similar way with quality, but with more photos, fewer words, and more frequency is Jan Chipchase - future perfect. Jan travels the globe capturing how people use things and interact with objects. It is very different from Dan Hill's City of Sound, but is a regular read.
posted by vanderwal at 6:21 PM on November 25, 2007

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