A quick shout-out for a blog that's new to me- http://manafonistas.de/. Named (I think) for David Sylvian's most recent "difficult" recording, it explores some of the outer limits of the music biz, Rune Gramafon, ECM, that sort of thing. It's mostly in German. Wait! Come back! There are one or two English pages, including the written work of one Ian McCartney, who some of you may remember as the man behind blogs such as Hey Asda! and Digital Plamf. And for that I can commend it to you wholeheartedly.
From Shakatak to Shostakovich, Ronnie Hazelhurst to Roni Size, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs to NoMeansNo, Candi Statton to Candi Payne, Aphex Twin to the Andrews Sisters. MP3s, unsupported assertions and contentious drivel.
Please note, all music on the site is for evaluation purposes only. Play once and then delete! If you like it, go out and buy the CD or the download. Oh, and if you're the copyright holder and don't like free publicity, let me know in the comments and I'll remove it.