Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Week Of July 5 Update

Music Bloggers United -- A central resource for bloggers, artists, labels, and members of the press for navigating and utilizing the music blogosphere.

As we near the middle of the year, Mike over at Nothing But Green Lights gives a great wrap-up of his Top 6 mp3's of the Year (So Far). "Nothing But Green Lights presents the best 6 mp3's of the year so far. 6 months gone. 6 mp3s. Get them while they're hot (you have two weeks to consume)." From the heavily blogged about indiepop hit makers Voxtrot to some relatively unknown bands, Mike recaps some great music from the first half of 2006. Check out his January to June Mix as well.

Guess what, more halftime reviews. Can you guys believe it. Ryan over at GoodHodgkins has got his 7 Essential Albums for 2006. Some good records that seem to be appearing consistently show up and he has some samples for you as well.

At So Much Silence there is a great review of blogger favorite Band of Horses at the Rhythm Room. Some great pictures are up as well as some great jargon, namely "dude". Don't forget to also take a look at his thoughts and comparisons on the new Silversun Pickups record.

While Sixeyes needs no more publicity from little ol' MBU, they still had one of the great posts of the week when they wrote about the upcoming disc from Texas band The Theater Fire. And by great post I mean that the music is simply stellar. As a bonus the writing from new Sixeyes contributor David Ries is pretty fine too.

In the news we have the online SPIN talking about the impact of blogs, specifically related to movies.

Inside Bay Area talks about the impact of music blogs and online resources boosting record sales, making bands more accessable and the discovery of music.


**New kids on the block (newish mp3 blogs that deserve your consideration, patronage and service)**

The beautiful thing about mp3 blogs is that you could start a blog about any genre, time period or even instrument (electric guitar blog, accordian blog, ukulele blog - hey that would be cool!). And while it may seem like everyone and their brother has a blog there are still gaping content holes to be filled. Or there were until these two blogs got started.

Destination: Out
is the place for free jazz (no not jazz that you don't have to pay for although it is that too) but jazz that is based completely around improvisation. It's just starting but has already eclipsed anything else out there. As a change of pace many of the posts are written as a dialog between the two founders Chilly Jay Chill and Prof. Drew LeDrew.

Post Modern Sounds (In Country and Western Music)
is alt-country and only alt-country day and night. They've just started and have a ways to go before they prove themselves reliable and here to stay but both have made a splash in their first few months onli.

It's shaping up to be a great musical year and a great year in the blogs.

Compiled with care by alex from Great Body of Water music blog.


Blogger Joel @ Postmodern Sounds said...

Thanks for recommending my blog. I like to think that my content is a little broader than just alt-country, more like the more general "roots" category, but looking back I guess I'm not as broad as I wish I were. I ought to do something about that. I mean, my blog's name is a take-off of a Ray Charles album title.

Joel @ Postmodern Sounds

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