Elsewhere: Best Music Blog Post Ever!

I rarely bother to read other music blogs anymore, but there are exceptions. One of them is the always entertaining Knox Road, who stands out from the pack with series like Abby’s Road and clever one-off essays on the state of the music industry. I can’t remember the last time a blog post made me actually laugh out loud, but I’m glad no one was around when I read The 10 Most Beloved Songs I Hate: Part 1. Writer Laura Jane shares her hilariously cynical feelings on the current Amazon Top 10. My favorite line is in the disection of Little Big Town’s “Pontoon” video: “They are barbecuing meat. I envy them.” Although describing Ellie Goulding’s “Lights” as “the aural equivalent of Kate Middleton” is a very close second. Go now go!

Elsewhere: Hole, Elspeth, The Stone Foxes, Abby

It’s been a while since I had time to read other music blogs, let alone post about them. But it’s a lazy Friday and I’ve been browsing elsewhere, and found some great posts to share with you…

First up is Muruch‘s occasional Chicago gig reviewer Chelle‘s heartfelt, eloquent essay on her Northern Downpour Tumblr regarding her history with and deep love for Hole’s Live Through This album (still one of my all-time faves) and all things Courtney Love.

Next Rawk Blog shares a fantastic mp3 of “Song for Goodbyes” by Irish rock band Elspeth, which Dave accurately compares to The Bends-era Radiohead (the best Radiohead era, in my opinion).

My girl Tart at Love Shack, Baby has the great, retro-influenced blues-rock mp3 “I Killed Robert Johnson” by The Stone Foxes.

And finally, my favorite blog post series continues to be Abby’s Road. Her most recent ramble is about nostalgia and music.