HYPE MACHINE WHORING

Posted: November 18, 2007 by dillion in Uncategorized

Skttrbrain (Four Tet remix)-Radiohead

Emma Kate’s Accident [Weekend in the City Bonus Track]-Bloc Party

Without Love (Nick Lowe cover)-Johnny Cash

Tears of a Clown-Cat Power (live)

Comments
  1. ekko says:

    Nope. The new machine hates me. I went from regularly being on the top 20 to never being there. Oh well. Hype traffic is just mp3 vultures anyway, mostly, not real music nerds.

  2. Paulie says:

    That’s not ‘Tears of a Clown’, it’s ‘Tracks of My Tears’.

  3. Justin says:

    I don’t think all of us hype machiners are MP3 vultures. I read the blogs and leave comments as well.

    I am a music quasi nerd. Has the hype machine started blocking out content? Is that what I am hearing you guys say?

  4. ekko says:

    Appreciate the kind words, vjb2. Hype Machine has really forgotten to dance with the one who brung them.

  5. MaryS says:

    I think the new Hype Machine is ridiculously complicated. It used to be so easy, but now every time I see my favorite blogs (yours included) have been updated, I have to click on the blog name to see what’s up. Sucks.

  6. Kenny Lee says:

    The thing about Hype Machine is, the new layout is so fucking ugly and confusing. The old, simpler layout gave you tons of info on each page. I don’t like having to click again to see more songs from the pages being shown either ’cause it defeats the purpose of having the page be listed in the first place.

    I’ve stopped using it–I just subscribe to your feed, Ekko.

    Also, I don’t understand how they pick what’s popular? I mean, who is using their blog radio?

  7. ekko says:

    I appreciate the focus-on-content message, but I can’t understand why my numbers plummeted so dramatically. And I know I don’t go to Hype Machine to look at content, I go because it is an aggregrator!

  8. alpha (fe)male says:

    The worst thing about the new layout is that I cn never find recent updates–I have to go through like 20 pages just to see a few hours. Old layout let me see more on one page–brought me more information more easily. It was waaaaaaaaay more useful.

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