The Technorati “Popular Music” Chart: Like Elbo.ws, Only With More Pete Wentz

Apr 17th, 2007 // 1 Comment

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Every so often, we like to take a look at the Popular Music chart on the blog-popularity engine Technorati. It takes its data from outbound Amazon links, meaning that it’s not an exactly scientific measure of music that’s being talked about in the non-music-blog space. Still, it’s an interesting read, if only because of the way it funhouse-mirrors the top tier of the Billboard 200 (hello, Daughtry!); Nine Inch Nails’ Year Zero, an album that seems to be tailored to the obsessions of bloggers, currently tops the chart. But mixed in is also a bit of overlap with the Hype Machine crowd (Modest Mouse, Bright Eyes, Arcade Fire) and an alarming amount of third-tier rock (Breaking Benjamin, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, the seemingly indestructible Hinder).

The full chart after the jump.

1. Year Zero, Nine Inch Nails
2. Infinity on High, Fall Out Boy
3. Back to Black, Amy Winehouse
4. I’m Not Dead, Pink
5. Minutes to Midnight, Linkin Park
6. We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, Modest Mouse
7. Cassadaga, Bright Eyes
8. Best Damn Thing, Avril Lavigne
9. How To Save A Life, The Fray
10. Daughtry
11. One X, Three Days Grace
12. Timbaland Presents Shock Value, Timbaland
13. The Black Parade, My Chemical Romance
14. Extreme Behavior, Hinder
15. Because of the Times, Kings of Leon
16. Don’t You Fake It, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
17. Life in Cartoon Motion, Mika
18. Konvicted, Akon
19. Some Hearts, Carrie Underwood
20. Light Grenades, Incubus
21. Continuum, John Mayer
22. FutureSex / LoveSounds, Justin Timberlake
23. Phobia, Breaking Benjamin
24. The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me, Brand New
25. Neon Bible, Arcade Fire
26. Sam’s Town, The Killers
27. All the Right Reasons, Nickelback
28. Begin to Hope, Regina Spektor
29. Me and My Gang, Rascal Flatts
30. Black Holes and Revelations, Muse

Poor Regina Spektor–being in the middle of a Nickelback-Rascal Flatts sandwich?

Popular Music [Technorati]

  1. chrisb

    I volunteer to personally hunt down all the bloggers who are still chattering about The Fray and beat them a with a Grey’s Anatomy book.

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