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December 11, 2006


Stylus lists its top 500 singles of 2006, and I Am Fuel, You Are Friends lists its favorite albums.

Today's 2006 best music lists (see also: the master list of 2006 music lists):

3rd Baseline (top albums)
Andrew (favorite albums)
Andrew's Drivel (albums)
archGFX (top albums)
Between the Lines (top albums)
Bows + Arrows (best songs)
Brandon Kuptz Band (top albums)
The Church of Me (top albums, ongoing)
Clive Davis (albums)
The Daily Growl (top albums, ongoing)
DASHBLANKDASH's blog (best albums)
Doing Nothing So You Don't Have To! (best albums, ongoing)
every artist is a cannibal every poet is a thief.. (top albums, songs)
The Electric Goose (top albums)
Everybody Cares, Everybody Understands (best albums)
the fattest bees sting the least (music)
Global Thermonuclearblog (favorite albums)
I Am Fuel, You Are Friends (favorite albums)
I Was Saying Boo-urns (top albums)
InTheNews (top albums)
Karmakaze (top albums)
kAy blog (top albums)
KEXP's Kevin Cole (debut albums)
KICK this! (best albums, songs)
Lizzyville (top albums) (top albums)
MOG (aggregated favorite albums)
Mordant Orange (top albums)
mrshake (top albums) (best albums)
Nothing But Green Lights (top albums)
O Frabjous Day! (albums, ongoing)
Oceans Never Listen (best songs)
Post-cocious (top albums)
The rantings and ramblings of Jonathan Potts (top albums)
The Rawking Refuses to STOP! (best albums)
Scattermish (albums)
simo (top albums)
Some Velvet Blog (best albums)
A Song For You (albums, ongoing)
Sound Opinions (best albums)
Southcoasting (best albums)
Speed of Dark (best songs, ongoing)
Stuart P Gardner (albums)
Stylus (top singles)
Tadow (top albums)
Technoslacker (best albums)
Things I'd Rather Be Doing (best albums)
This Place Is Dead (best albums)
Popmatters (best electronic music)
Popmatters (best jazz albums)
Thoughts on Music (best albums)
Travis Pants of Please Step Out of the Vehicle for Harmonium (best albums)
The Underrated Blog (top albums)
Viviano (top albums)
whotouenthrall (albums)
A Widget I Have Got (albums)
The Wireless (albums, ongoing)
The Yellow Stereo (favorite albums)

Billboard reports on the burgeoning indie music market in China.

"Everyone in the Chinese music business is inexperienced," says local artist Maku Zhuang, co-founder of Shanghai-based independent label Soma Communications. "There's been no trailblazing success to set an example, and we can't follow overseas models either, because they just don't work in the Chinese market."

Billboard reports that vinyl singles are making a comeback in the UK.

Stylus interviews Lavender Diamond's Becky Stark.

Rolling Stone is searching for the best band on MySpace, and soliciting nominations.

Harp profiles several indie artists making children's music.

The Threadless $10 sale ends tomorrow, buy some t-shirts as holiday gifts.

New York magazine lists its ten favorite books of 2006.

Salon kicks off its "five-day book extravaganza" with several authors (including Jonathan Ames, Jennifer Egan, Tom Bissell and others) naming their favorite book of the year.

STV profiles singer-songwriter Vashti Bunyan.

In Entertainment Weekly, author Stephen King lists his 10 favorite books of the year.

Amazon editors list their top 50 books of 2006.

The Kitsap Sun profiles Barsuk Records, "the house that Death Cab built."

"I always joke when people ask me for advice about starting a label," co-founder Josh Rosenfeld said in the label’s conference room, which has no conference table. "I always say, ‘The first band you sign should be Death Cab For Cutie.’"

Tremble Under Boom Lights takes a different tack to year-end lists, and reconsiders his top albums from ten years ago.

see also:

Largehearted Boy's favorite albums of 2006
2006 Year-end Music List Compilation

Largehearted 2006 Holiday Gift Guide
this week's CD & DVD releases



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