There I was, thinking I was a true blog aficionado, yet when I looked at NY Magazine's list of the Top 50, I discovered I only read four on a regular basis. I'd never even heard of a lot of them. I'm suitably mortified.
As for the five coolest sites, I suspect I can live without Cute Overload.com ("Image after image of teeny-weeny furry animals means you’ll never be sad again.") Fluxblog sounds tempting, though. ("Reading an album review gets one only so far. Perpetua takes you the rest of the way by including a sample MP3 for every track discussed so you can really hear what he’s talking about.")