June 3, 2009

Wikio Top 100 Music Blogs, June 2009

Music lovers, Wikio asked if I would launch June 2009's Top 100 Music Blogs, so here they are. I am #25 (down from my heady days - err, one month- at 12), but you'll see a number of blogs linked on my own blogroll, aside from many I subscribe to. The Yellow Stereo, for instance, helped me find the template for this blog several years ago. It is a real community.

If you are on the list, hear me now: Don't get too obsessed. What goes up must come down.
Like pop stars know, there's always a sexy new "competitor" clawing their way up [or "Fuckin'' for tracks" haha]. This new list officially launches on Friday the 5th...

1Nah Right
2Brooklyn Vegan
4The Fader Magazine
5The Smoking Section
6MTV Newsroom
7gorilla vs. bear
8Real Talk NY
9You Ain't No Picasso
10WFMU's Beware of the Blog
11Sound of the City
12Ill Doctrine
14Culture Bully
15Largehearted Boy
16Recording Industry vs The People
17Muzzle of Bees
1833 1/3
19Line Out
20Passion of the Weiss
25XO's Middle Eight
28The Hood Internet
30Chart Rigger
31LP Cover Lover
32Notes from a Different Kitchen
34captains dead
35Cocaine Blunts
36SOHH Blogs
37Lefsetz Letter
38Hip Hop Is Read
39tinyluckygenius aka the Unicorn's tear
40Hidden Track
41The KEXP Blog
43Arjan Writes
48No Trivia
49Poster Girl
51Kevin Nottingham: This Is Hip Hop
52Stereo Describes My Scenario
54No Rock And Roll Fun
55Sound Opinions
56The Yellow Stereo
58Darcy James Argue's Secret Society
60The Bluegrass Blog
61Knox Road
63Do the Math
68Glorious Noise
69Raven Sings the Blues
70Keep The Coffee Coming
71Said the Gramophone
74Poisonous Paragraphs
75Rock Insider
76Ryan's Smashing Life
77Attorney Street
78So Much Silence
80The Concert Blog
81Che Sing The Cool
82Merry Swankster
83Michaelangelo Matos
85Cable &Tweed
87By Neddie Jingo!
88Classic Drug References
89WNEW: Where Rock Lives
90The Daily Roxette
92QN5 Blog
94AudioPorn Central
95Thrasher's Wheat
97Olga Loves Yu?i
99Asita Recordings
100Bradley's Almanac

Ranking by Wikio.

If you are wondering how these rankings are compiled, here is what Wikio says...
The position of a blog in the Wikio ranking depends on the number and weight of the incoming links from other blogs. These links are dynamic, which means that they are backlinks or links found within articles.

Only links found in the RSS feed are included. Blogrolls are not taken into account, and the weight of any given link increases according to how recently it was published. We thus hope to provide a classification that is more representative of the current influence levels of the blogs therein.

Moreover, the weight of a link depends on the linking blog’s position in the Wikio ranking. With our algorithm, the weight of a link from a blog that is more highly ranked is greater than that of a link from a blog that is less well ranked.
I am not entirely sure what that means (!), but Wikio's goal is to rank the "most widely referenced blogs" so I interpret that to mean they need an algorithm that does not give too much weight to cases where a music blogger simply posts an MP3 as a way to draw hits. This isn't just about hits, it's about influence. Interestingly, on their big Top 200 List, Huffington Post is #1 and Perez Hilton, who many perceive to be the most popular blog, is #75. Apparently, some people do not care about celebrities. Who knew?

For those who missed my new Playlist post that just went up, click here.


D'luv said...

I'm like Saint Etienne. Always constant, yet never having a hit.

Brad said...

Oh, I finally moved. That's exciting.

Shawn M. Smith said...

Wow. Just...wow.

ed002d said...

Maybe an up-and-comer? http://listendammit.com.

xolondon said...

"Wow"? I'll assume that is snark? I take no responsibility for the list - I am merely the messenger. There are certainly many great blogs NOT on it.

DJ Gooey Goo said...

Where the f**k is Carl Winslow Vs. Science???

Just kidding. Maybe one day. . .

Carl Winslow Vs. Science

Jonk said...

Bogus. I must be 101. ;-)

countpopula said...

U R higher 2 Me :)

HappyParts said...

which blog serves the best tacos?

xolondon said...

That would be yours.

Aaron said...

Congratulations!!! - You definitely deserve it!

Phil said...

That blog at number one must take quite a bit of time to put together.