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.
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,
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