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You probably have at least one friend who always knows the newest and most amazing music. Said friend likely has headphone hair, and has more pride in her sound system than anything else they might own. You try to be like her, Googling your way to new music, but by the time you think you've scored, you discover she's had it in their library for a week. Well, you can stop all that now, because we've got our hands on some secret sonic weapons, ready to share.
Sometimes, reading Pitchfork is like reading Vogue. You get a filtered breakdown of what's happening in the music industry that's not a generic Top 40 rundown, but it's not the be all, end all of music blogging, either. So, these ten sites we're about to drop on you are the deep cuts of music blogs. They're that cool, indie kid in high school who no one really knew, but everyone seemed to respect.
Plug in your headphones, turn up your volume, and escape into something other than Spotify for a couple of minutes. You deserve it.