Through my own blogging, I have made it a goal of mine to read all kinds of music blogs. There are so many out there these days, its hard to single out the true bloggers from the fake ones who just do it for the hits, posting mp3s with no substance.
One of the blogs that I found through their best of lists is the French blog Le Choix de Mlle Eddie! Even though I need to use a translator to understand what she writes, I still can get a sense of their great taste. So if you have a minute, check them out. The reason that I bring his wonderful blog up is because Eddie directly contacted me in order to let me know about something cool that the French music blogs did. 36 of them got together in order to compile the ultimate french blogger best albums of 2009 list. (One blogger from La BlogothÃ¨que contributed to the list!!!)
580 albums were selected, they voted, and narrowed it down to the top 20. The ultimate cream of the crop!
The list consists of plenty of artists that I have never heard of, as well as most of the artists whose albums have been universally praised (Animal Collective, Grizzly Bear, The XX, St. Vincent, Fuck Buttons)
If anything this is a really cool idea, and one that should be noted! If anything, go look up some of these artists so you can be hip with the french bloggers!!!