A sub-genre of rock music which is popular primarily because blogs say that it is cool.
"Blog Rock" bands include: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Vampire Weekend, Etc.
Blogrock defines a type of music that features heavily in the music blogging world. Music blogs
have taken off in the past few years, and many acts can consider their success to be, in part, due to a music blog taking an interest in them. Bands such as Beirut, Voxtrot and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah have been mentioned heavily in the blogosphere
and so could be considered blogrock. Websites such as Pitchfork
, Stereogum and Hype Machine can claim particular credit for fanning the fire.
Geoff: "Hey man have you heard the new Kanye West track? I hear he raps over PB&J's 'Young Folks?"
Sam: "No I haven't -is it any good?"
Geoff: "I didn't like it much, but Pitchfork gave it 8.5/10, so I guess it must be"
John: "My God I LOVE this video, what's it called?"
Jane: "Yeah I saw that last night on 'The Daily Growl', and then 'Stereogum', and then 'Good Weather For Airstrikes' - I think it's called 'Thou Shalt Always Kill' and its by these two British guys."
John: "Oh yeah. I think I'll download it from Hype Machine tonight"
These are two examples of musical blogrock.
Posting attacks, lies, rumors, innuendo, maybe even a truth (so rare!) in a comment to a blog while hiding behind the cowardly skirts of the anonymous username.
John blogged: I was at this bar to have some dinner and a few beers when this bouncer tried to get me to pay to watch a televised fight I wasn't there to see
anonymous commented: John, you know you're nothing but a belligerent drunk and I can't even count the number of times I've seen you get loud and obnoxious at this bar
ohdonna commented: Yo, anonymous dude, if you're gonna hurl blog rocks the least you can do is be a real man or woman and get a damn username!