The Top 10 Indie and Alternative Music Blogs


Part of the Top 50 Music Blogs list we've compiled, below you'll find the top 10 alternative and indie music blogs on the Net.

We used a number of important criteria to rank the blogs including Technorati ratings, Google PageRank (measures how popular Google thinks the site is using links), website age, Alexa rankings (measures the site's traffic), unique information offered, how frequently updated and a number of other factors as well including our own personal opinions.

The Top Ten Alternative / Indie Music Blogs

  1. Largehearted Boy - http://blog.largeheartedboy.com/ -Although this fascinating site could be said to cover a wide variety of musical genres, we placed it in Alternative because it highlights many artists that are not in the mainstream. This blog is chalk full of compelling articles and posts.
  2. Gorilla Vs. Bear - http://gorillavsbear.blogspot.com - Gorilla Vs. Bear is an influential mp3 blog, focusing on independent music and pop culture. It was named Filter magazine's 2006 "Blogger of the Year"
  3. AltSounds - http://hangout.altsounds.com - An international alternative online music community. Here you'll find news, gig information, reviews, interviews games and more.
  4. HearYa - http://www.hearya.com/ - Indie bands. Live sessions. Daily downloads. They offer a music career job board, interesting articles and actual recordings of sessions recorded at Shirk Music and Sound in downtown Chicago, IL.
  5. Obscure Sound - http://obscuresound.com/ - An indie music blog created and written by by Mike Mineo. Find MP3 downloads, info on unknown bands, interviews, compilations, editorials and contests.
  6. Music Emissions - http://www.musicemissions.com/ - An independently run Music Review community. Get your music reviewed and rated, review others's music, get band recommendations based on your activity. This site is perfect for the alternative or indie music fan who has strong opinions to share or likes to hear what others have to say before they make a purchase.
  7. Indie Rock Cafe - http://www.indierockcafe.com/ - This is a great site for getting your music out there or for discovering obscure new bands. IRC promotes artists, bands and their labels by writing profiles and featuring their music. They strongly encourage indie artists to submit music links, photos, and whatever else as a vehicle of self-promotion.
  8. Indie Update - http://www.indieupdate.com/ - This blog is for the independent musician that offers excellent and useful information on the Indie scene and it is written with a creative and confident voice. The site says "Whether you’re an independent musician yourself, or you simply love the Indie scene then we’ll try to keep you abreast of the times as far as possible."
  9. Stereo Gum - http://stereogum.com/ - Stereogum says they are the leading online resource for indie and alternative rock music news, reviews, MP3s, and videos. Founder and editor-in-chief Scott Lapatine has done a terrific job with this site.
  10. MOKB - http://myoldkyhome.blogspot.com/ - Always fresh with unknown artists, My Old Kentucky Blog offers MP3’s, concert reviews, and more.

 

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