Top 40 Best Music Blogs for 2021

There’s never been so much music in the world as there is in 2021.

And that’s why you need the best music blogs to help sort through the pile and know what’s worth hearing and what you can skip. 

No matter what genre you love, we’ve got a music blog for you. 


Rolling Stone

One of the oldest and best known names in music.

They’ve broadened into covering other popular entertainment genres as well.

Check it out here.

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Billboard

 Billboard

Yes, the charts’ people who also run an excellent industry blog with news, event reporting, podcasts and more.

Check it out here.


Pitchfork

Pitchfork

One of the largest music magazines still operating in the world and Pitchfork also has a solid blog with plenty of reviews and information on it. 


NME

NME

The NME is one of the world’s biggest names in pop culture and music appreciation and their  online presence is excellent. 


Consequence 

Consequence 

Formerly, Consequence of Sound, they’ve got a great blog which even offers a “musical instrument news” category for the dedicated muso. 


Hot New Hip Hop

Hot New Hip Hop

As the name suggests they deal with all the breaking news in the Hip Hop scene. 


All Music

All Music

The best thing about All Music is the interview section which has dozens of interviews with the world’s biggest artists. 


Loudwire

Loudwire

For your inner metal head, Loudwire’s been going for over 50 years and their blog is awesome. 


Stereofox

Stereofox

Stereofox is all about interesting and diverse music that’s just emerging on the scene and it’s great. 


The Line Of Best Fit

The Line Of Best Fit

A huge independent music blog from the UK packed with photo stories, reviews and more. 


Neon Music

Neon Music

Variety is the spice of life at Neon Music and their lifestyle section is well worth checking out. 


Ultimate Classic Rock

Ultimate Classic Rock

If you’re into rock there’s no better resource than the Ultimate Classic Rock blog. 


The Playground

The Playground

A UK-based blog with a focus on house, EDM, indie and ambient, their industry insight is spot on. 


Louder

Louder

Another great rock blog which is the umbrella site for a range of your favorite music magazines too. 


Earmilk

Earmilk

Earmilk is focused on getting voices from the underground into the mainstream and they do it so well. 


Stereogum

 Stereogum

If you want to talk about music, there’s no better place than the Stereogum blog’s comments section. 


This Song Is Sick

This Song Is Sick

Sharing new songs is what This Song is Sick is all about, to get your band featured is a big deal. 


HipHop DX

HipHop DX

Another excellent resource for hip hop fans and the reviews and videos section are top notch. 


Flux Blog

Flux Blog

Short reviews and Spotify playlists are what you can expect to find here. 


The Fader

The Fader

A blend of music and style reporting that delivers a fascinating blog mx up.


Hype Machine 

Hype Machine

OK, maybe not technically a blog, but rather a form of blog aggregation for music clips, it’s absolutely essential whatever Hype Machine really is. 


Complex/Pigeons and Planes

Complex

Complex has taken on the old Pigeons and Planes blog but it’s still bring you the best in new music every day. 


Pop Matters

 Pop Matters

Pop culture and pop music in equal measures and with a huge number of excellent essays as well as reviews and interviews. 


Pop Justice

Pop Justice

They’re all about the po and don’t miss their Rihanna calendar for something very different. 


Indie Shuffle

Indie Shuffle

No articles. No interviews. Just new songs from the indie scene to discover. 


Under The Radar 

Under The Radar

They do more than music but the size of the music section is more than enough to justify their inclusion here.


Digital Tour Bus (DTB)

Digital Tour Bus (DTB)

Interviews and videos from bands on the road, plus some really amusing prank stuff. 


Gold Flake Paint

Gold Flake Paint

This is all about the indie scene and you won’t find much in the way of mainstream getting coverage at all. 


Mixmag

Mixmag

Possibly the greatest dance music magazine and certainly the greatest dance music blog. 


Dancing Astronaut

Dancing Astronaut

The International Dance Music Awards say Dancing Astronaut is the best music media resource. 


Your EDM

Your EDM

For those that love their EDM, this blog will be a big win, there’s also a Discord community for chat (or self-promotion). 


uDiscover Music 

uDiscover Music

A blog stacked with quizzes and lists designed to help make discovering new music easy. 


Digital Music News

Digital Music News

If you want insight into the industry itself, this is the blog to follow. 


2 Dope Boyz

2 Dope Boyz

An excellent hip hop resource packed with great playlists and upcoming artists. 


Hype Bot

Hype Bot

A blog with a 12-year pedigree chronicling all things musical and we love it. 


Dance Hall Mag

Dance Hall Mag

For fans of reggae and Jamaican Dance Hall, you can’t do better than Dance Hall Mag. 


JamBase

JamBase

JamBase is firmly fixed on promoting live music and concerts in your neck of the woods. 


XS Noize

XS Noize

If you like your blogging heavy on the opinion, then the consortium which is XS Noize isn’t afraid to bring it on. 


Album Of The Year

 Album Of The Year

This is a blog solely dedicated to the brilliance of the album and is stacked with reviews and it can even make recommendations if you complete a profile. 


Music Is To Blame

Music Is To Blame

A tongue in cheek classic from the UK with lots of photography, live reviews and interviews. 


Final Thoughts On Music Blogs

So, there you have it, the best music blogs around, there’s something for everyone there.

Of course, if you’re looking to read more, you could check out our definitive music books list, or if you just want to discover new music check out our favorite streaming services or the best free music apps.

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