Trying to find a very specific music blog.
February 10, 2010 9:28 AM   Subscribe

Looking for a very specific music blog... Audiophiles, please help!

In the summer of 2008 I remember coming upon a blog that reviewed and rated newly released albums. I don't remember what it was called or anything that might help me find it again with ease. The only details I recall are as follows:
- It was very green (color-wise). This is probably a useless detail, as layouts and color schemes change with time. But it was very spartan and minimal looking. Very simple.
- Albums were listed on the right with their respective record labels.
- Ratings were numeric out of 10, rounded to the nearest tenth.

I know I haven't given you much to work with, but I'm hoping that there's a MeFi user who might recognize the blog from the details I've provided. I've been going crazy trying to find it again. If it's of any help, I know I found it around July and read reviews for Moth, Fleet Foxes, the Ruby Suns and Los Campesinos.

Much thanks in advance!
posted by hellomina to Media & Arts (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Oops, I meant the band Tape (for the album Luminarium). I got mixed up with my favorite track from the album ('Moth Wings').
posted by hellomina at 9:32 AM on February 10, 2010

Was it Pitchfork? This is what it looked like May '08.
posted by oinopaponton at 9:43 AM on February 10, 2010

Tiny Mix Tapes? They had a green layout not too long ago.
posted by eggplantplacebo at 9:59 AM on February 10, 2010

It's really hard to tell, since I'm going by the image in my head, which is two years outdated.
I do remember it was very text-heavy (very few images). By spartan, I really mean very, very basic, streamlined, not graphics heavy at all. I don't think it was anything as big as Pitchfork. It's cool to see your suggestions though!
posted by hellomina at 10:25 AM on February 10, 2010

Maybe No Ripcord? Green, has album reviews, and has numerical ratings.
posted by iconomy at 10:32 AM on February 10, 2010

Metacritic has a very simple, straighforward design, though not spartan and blue, not green. I aggregates reviews for new releases and gives a composite score from 1-100. They aggregate reviews for Music, Movies, TV, DVDs, and Games. It's been my go-to for years.
posted by cross_impact at 12:47 PM on February 10, 2010

You could post this question at the message board for music bloggers. There's a chance the blog owner is a member.
posted by ThaBombShelterSmith at 12:48 PM on February 10, 2010

Was also going to suggest Tiny Mix Tapes.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 12:53 PM on February 10, 2010

The description sounds very much like fakejazz, but I don't see the any of the reviews you listed here in the archives.
posted by sapo at 6:30 PM on February 10, 2010

Yes, appearance-wise it looked just like that!

It's a pretty impossible question to answer, but thank you everyone for your input and help.
posted by hellomina at 10:58 AM on February 13, 2010

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