Music bloggers are a very interesting breed, and there should likely be a number of different sociological studies dedicated solely the underworld they cohabitate. It's a place where everyone takes themselves way too seriously, particularly given that the majority of artists championed by the space are known by approximately 0% of the outside world.
But at the same time, it's a place where rising musicians have been, and increasingly will continue to #blowup. For example, when Logic (the pride and joy of many such muzak blogz) recently signed with Def Jam, you could almost feel a collective swell of pride...as if the 10-15 people who enjoy analyzing 20 year-olds rapping over Rolling Stones instrumentals were responsible for Logic's musical success. I mean they weren't, but they also somewhat were.
There's a lot more to be said here, but the sparknotes: Important qualities for membership into the music blogtitude society include worshipping second tier rappers from 17 years ago, a twitter following that gives you a heavily inflated sense of self-importance, and a strong tendency to talk about insidery things in a manner that implies those who can't follow the conversation are beyond pathetic.
As always, the Onion hits it on the head:
[H/T: The Onion]