Over the coming weeks, there will be so many talking points in the music world that it just gets silly. Our peers-only poll to scout the Best Music Blog of 2012 came to a close in recent days, so we will be announcing the details and confirming the winner of that shortly. Every blog under the sun will be doing their respective End Of Year lists, including our own Best Tracks and Best Albums list, so that always throws up great pub conversations. The BBC will be delivering the results from their famous Sound Of 2013 poll soon too, something The Recommender gets to be a part of each year, so we look forward to seeing which artist gets a genuine boost. However, today we come to the blog equivalent, cleverly titled The Blog Sound Of 2013. See what we did there?
It’s not to compete with the BBC list, simply to run parallel as a useful comparison. With us having feet in both camps it proves a useful exercise – we voted for three artists on the BBC poll and were asked for five on the blog’s version, yet we selected differing artists. We figure the reason is that if you asked us every day from now until 2013 we would give you a different answer every time, what with so many possible artists to look out for next year – tipping acts for 2013 is kind of what we’ve been doing all year!
Most folks, including those inside the music industry, know that music blogs are now an established layer of the underground music discovery scene, so people genuinely care for whom the blogs are tipping. This week the long list for the blogger’s poll was announced, so we see those results below. Three of our five nominations made the cut, with the below player showing off songs by each of them. The final results, with the ultimate winner, will be announced on January 3rd 2013. How many of them have you heard before and what do you think of the list? Answers on a post card, or if it’s easier, leave a comment with your thoughts. (MB)
A New Band A Day, A Pocket Full Of Seeds, All Noise, Alphabet Bands,Both Bars On, Brapscallions, Breaking More Waves, Brighton Music Blog, Details Of My Life So Far, Don’t Watch Me Dancing, Dots And Dashes, Drunken Werewolf, Eaten By Monsters, Electronic Rumors,Faded Glamour, Folly Of Youth, Flying With Anna, God Is In The TV,Harder Blogger Faster, Howl, In Love Not Limbo, Just Music That I Like, Killing Moon, Kowalskiy, Love Music : Love Life, Mudkiss,Music Broke My Bones, Music Fans Mic, Music Liberation, Music Like Dirt, My Bands Better Than Your Band, Not Many Experts, Peenko,Real Horrorshow, Scottish Fiction, Skeletory, Song By Toad, Sounds Good To Me Too, Storm’s Brewing, Sweeping The Nation, The Blue Walrus, The Electricity Club, The Mad Mackerel, The Metaphorical Boat, The Music Hoarder, The Recommender, This Must Be Pop, Von Pip Musical Express, 17 Seconds