The Site That Is Rapidly Taking Over Huge Chunks Of Our Workday

May 24th, 2007 // 3 Comments

Picture%203.jpgOver the past few days, we’ve become more and more obsessed with reliant on Critical Metrics, which charts online buzz about songs from a wide swath of online music-discussion outposts. The Critical Metrics roster is more mainstream media-heavy than and The Hype Machine, and as a result it’s less blog-indie-centric than both– and Hype are currently led by Spoon and the White Stripes, respectively, while Rihanna’s “Umbrella” tops the Critical Metrics chart. (After the jump, in a nod to Michaelangelo Matos’ Project X, we present the three charts’ current top 10 song lists, and briefly explain how each chart is calculated.) One thing’s for sure: People who have computers can’t get enough of Jack White!

Critical Metrics [] Top 10 songs
(“Most blogged about songs” from 5/10-5/24)
1. Spoon, “The Ghost of You Lingers”
2. The National, “Fake Empire”
3. Handsome Furs, “What We Had”
4. Dawn Landes, “Young Folks (Cover)”
5. Rocky Votolato, “Postcard From Kentucky”
6. The Basement, “I Just Caught A Face”
7. Two Gallants, “Seems Like Home To Me”
8. The Go! Team, “Grip Like A Vice”
9. Coltrane Motion, “Twenty-Seven”
10. Voxtrot, “Kid Gloves”

Hype Machine: Top 10 songs
(Most-streamed songs at over the past 72 hours)
1. The White Stripes, “Slicker Drips”
2. The Smashing Pumpkins, “Tarantula”
3. LCD Soundsystem, “Freak Out/Starry Eyes”
4. White Stripes, “Icky Thump”
5. Justice, “Let There Be Light”
6. The National , “Guest Room”
7. Spoon, “Rhthm & Soul”
8. Justice, “D.A.N.C.E (Mstrkrft Remix)”
9. The Chemical Brothers, “Do It Again”
10. Jeff Buckley, “I Shall Be Released (WFMU Radio)”

Critical Metrics: Top 10 songs
(“Strong recommendations”–four-star or higher writeups–from a selection of Web sites and blogs)
1. Rihanna, “Umbrella”
2. The White Stripes, “Icky Thump”
3. Kanye West, “Can’t Tell Me Nothing”
4. Black Moth Super Rainbow, “Sun Lips”
5. USDA, “Corporate Thuggin’”
6. The Federation, “I Wear My Stunna Glasses At Night [ft. E-40]“
7. Fields, “Song For The Fields”
8. Pase Rock, “Lindsay Lohan’s Revenge [ft. Santogold and Spank Rock]“
9. Bonde Do Role, “Office Boy”
10. Mutya Buena, “Real Girl”


  1. catdirt

    i like the critical metrics interface better then hype machine.

  2. Snowbrigadier

    Wow, I’m shocked (and happy) Black Moth Super Rainbow’s getting press. Sun Lips is a fantastic song.

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