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Disclosure, Chvrches, other alternative acts top Hype Machine's 'Most Blogged' list


If you roll your eyes at the term "blogosphere," at least acknowledge the truth the music world on the internet is vastly different from real-life music. The most telling example is Hype Machine's yearly 'Music Blog Zeitgeist,' which counts down the Top 50 performers based on how often they're mentioned in over 820 prominent music blogs. Hint: Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Eminem, Jay Z and Katy Perry didn't make the list. 

No, this year's most blogged about group was Disclosure, the English electronic duo that gained acclaim with its album Settle. Following that group include other off-the-charts acts including Chvrches at no. 2, Phoenix at no. 3 and James Black at no. 4. 

That's not to say no arena pop acts didn't make the list. Justin Timberlake managed to take the no. 12 spot, Lorde came in at no. 17 and Drake at no. 19. What those acts did to merit internet attention is somewhat a mystery. 

Some acts probably got a boost from non-music related headlines. London Grammar placed no. 7, no doubt thanks to the controversy generated when London's Radio 1 tweeted that its vocalist was "fit" (read: attractive). Of course, Kendrick Lamar only came in at no. 47 after his "Control" verse kept hip-hop bloggers awake for months. 

The internet is a mystery. 

The full list is below:

1. Disclosure

2. Chvrches

3. Phoenix

4. James Blake

5. Haim

6. Daft Punk

7. London Grammar

8. AlunaGeorge

9. Daughter

10. Jagwar Ma

11. Banks

12. Justin Timberlake

13. Youth Lagoon

14. Toro y Moi

15. Local Natives

16. MS MR

17. Lorde

18. Lana Del Rey

19. Drake

20. The xx

21. Flume

22. Classixx

23. Gold Panda

24. MØ

25. Haerts

26. Grizzly Bear

27. Foals

28. Cut Copy

29. Say Lou Lou

30. Poliça

31. Active Child

32. Young Galaxy

33. Four Tet

34. Empire of the Sun

35. Mount Kimbie

36. The Strokes

37. Junip

38. Jon Hopkins

39. Keep Shelly in Athens

40. Miguel

41. Chromeo

42. Bondax

43. Rhye

44. Ellie Goulding

45. Parquet Courts

46. The 1975

47. Kendrick Lamar

48. Goldroom

49. Gems

50. Trails and Ways

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