See Things Differently
Elbo.ws, one of our favourite music blog aggregators (is that the right category?) has undergone a dramatic re-skin. It now features more Top Tens for artists, tracks and blogs, making it more serious competition for Hype Machine, the grandaddy of “MBA’s”. The display is far cleaner and it provides some great analyse tools to see which artists and tracks are getting featured or played by the blogs.
Unlike Hype Machine you can’t play the MP3’s it lists (which Hype Machine does indirectly by pulling in the link from the blog), and instead links to the blog that features the track. This is understandable although means you’re a step away from the music itself.
It’s a good way for artists and labels to see if there is a buzz building around a track.