March 19, 2004


By way of a supplement to Matt's blogroll of honour, a few blogs that DEMAND plaudits:

My boy Robin - I called Undercurrent the best new blog on the block a while back and I see no reason to revise that estimation. Incisive, compelling, knowledgable, and with an assured lightness of touch, undercurrent has what IMHO many more narrowly-focused music blogs lack - a breadth of cultural reference that makes his music discussions MATTER.

Erase the world Vividly evocative, beautifully honed prose-poetry, ETW's transposition of existential desolation into jewelled words never disappoints. Like Undercurrent, Baal's music coverage gains in power for not being the exclusive subject of the blog.

Oliver. No-one who's sampled any of the boy Craner's proliferating avatars can mistake the quality of insigh, research and writing. It's almost enough to interest me in politics, current affairs and Important Stuff.

New York London Paris Munich. The definitive popblog. Nuff said. (btw for those folk who haven't caught it, you can see Tom taking up the theme of tracking down Marvels in the 70s here).

Crumbling Loaf - the meister or moroseness, the prince of ennui...

More updates please:I Feel Love

Most missed: they still update occasionally, but WAY too infrequently: It's All In Your Mind .

And of course, Penman. Ahhhh, those were the days....

Most valued newish presences in the k-punk comments box: the Freaky Trigger/ NYPLM massive, Tom and - for tireless energy and contrarian genius - Mark S. (Maybe one day we'll agree on summat!)

One to watch: the boys at whore cull now have a blog. Been a bit slow cottoning onto this, but check it...

Posted by mark at March 19, 2004 09:16 PM | TrackBack

thanks for giving me that extra impetus to get posting again!

Posted by: undercurrent at March 20, 2004 01:12 PM

oliver's new one-

Posted by: luke at March 21, 2004 04:59 PM

er...not that I have, of course.
Hey oliver, with the newer versions of Movable Type you can actually put _more_ than one entry in a blog before you start a new one ;-)

Posted by: undercurrent at March 21, 2004 11:53 PM