And now for something completely different!
I thought I’d share a few of my favorite MP3 music blogs. It was hard, but I limited myself to five.
1. The Hype Machine is a blog aggregator – it’s a great place to find links to a huge range of music blogs.
2. Motel de Moka has long been one of my favorite music blogs. Posts are organized into playlists, usually by mood or theme. The bloggers choose from a huge range of genres, including rhythm and blues, jazz, pop, ambient, indie, world music, and classical. I love that you’re never sure what you’re going to get in the next post.
3. The Hood Internet is a lot of fun. It’s a blog of mashups, and sometimes of mixes. Amusing mashup photos of the two artists illustrate the posts.
4. I like Said the Gramophone for the stream-of-consciousness narratives that accompany the downloads.
5. Cover Lay Down is one of my favorite blogs ever. It features folk musicians covering, usually, pop or rock songs. I love hearing different interpretations of songs, and since the blogger often groups covers by original artist, it can be a really interesting experience to listen to all the different ways one artist’s songs can sound. (Sometimes, the covers are all performed by a single artist, which is also fun.) I find a lot of interesting new-to-me folk artists here.
Let me know if you enjoyed these links, and I can do another post later on.