The Music Blogosphere

Back in 2007, looking to expand my music library, I started looking for new songs using Pandora (when it was a free service with no ads, believe it or not). As a result, I was introduced to some of my favorite artists like the Arcade Fire, British Sea Power, and Tokyo Police Club. From there, I started frequenting music blogs like Aurgasm, the then newly-launched but now-defunct music aggregator We Are Hunted, Will Oliver at We All Want Someone to Shout For, and Indie Shuffle.

These days, I rely on music blog aggregators like the Hype Machine and sites like SoundCloud as my first stop for collecting new music and tracking the blogs and artists I like. Links to my respective profiles on these two sites are below if you want to check out what I'm currently listening to.

"Best Discovered Songs" Lists

In 2009, I added more new music to my library than any other year. To mark the occasion, I decided to distill the new acquisitions down to a list of the ten "best discovered" songs, which I posted on Facebook. The response to the post was small but very positive, so I decided to make a regular habit out of it. Six years later, the original 2009 list has somehow vanished into a digital black hole, but there are now "best discovered" lists from 2010 to the present.

Previously only available via Facebook, I will be republishing the 2014 list as well as all previous ones here very soon, so watch this space!

Visit my profile at the Hype Machine
Visit my profile on SoundCloud