Monday, May 02, 2011

The Top 30 Classical Music Blogs for May 2011

Piano KeysHere are the latest rankings of the top classical music blogs, courtesy of Wikio.Most of the usual suspects return to the rankings this month, and although I'm pleased to see CPB moving up 3 spots to 13th spot, it's a welcome surprise to see Erica Sipes' blog charging up the standings to 20th place.

1Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise
3Proper Discord
5Clef Notes
7Opera Chic
8Opera Today
9Musical Assumptions
10The Opera Tattler
11Andrew Patner: The View from Here
13The Collaborative Piano Blog
14Eric Edberg
15Nico Muhly
16Of Music and Men
17Michael Huebner's Blog & Column -
19Lynn Harrell
20Erica Ann Sipes - pianist and cellist
21Jason Heath's Double Bass Blog
22The Stark Raving Cello Blog
24Chamber Music Today
25The Classical Beat
26Likely Impossibilities
28A Beast in a Jungle
29Brian Dickie
30Bryan Pinkall's World of Opera
Ranking made by Wikio


  1. Congratulations to both of you! :)

  2. I'm always a bit skeptical of rankings, especially when they're not accompanied by an explanation of how they are derived or, like Wikio's rankings, an explanation of how they might be used.

    Back in October of last year, I asked Wikio about the basis for these rankings. They told me that they're ranked according to the number and weight of links from other blogs and Twitter. They also separate rankings by territory, so this list does not include blogs from outside the US.

  3. Yes, that agrees with the information that Wikio gave me about where they get their rankings, which I believe is quite heavily Twitter-weighted. I would disagree about Wikio's ratings being strictly non-US, as I write the Collaborative Piano Blog from Canada (most of the time). That explains the absence of hugely influential blogs such as Norman Lebrecht's Slipped Disc, which would almost certainly score in the top 3 of this list.