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December 20, 2006


Tiny Mix Tapes examines "the continuing infatuation with engaging toddlers in 'parents' music."

Stylus rounds up alternative holiday albums.

Popmatters lists its best folk and singer-songwriter albums of the year.

Tiny Mix Tapes rounds up their favorite songs of the year for its "2006 Tiny Mix tape."

No Love For Ned features an in-studio performance by the Erie Choir this week on the streaming radio show.

GIANT lists the year's ten best fake movie trailers.

DCeiver replies to every album on the Pitchfork top 50 list.

WFUV gathered lists of "top musical discoveries in 2006" from Erin McKeown, Josh Ritter, and other musicians.

IGN recaps 2006 in music.

The Economist examines French comic books (bandes dessinées).

Unlike America's paper comics, French ones are glossy hardbacks. French men (as most readers are) build up collections rather as British men once collected vinyl records. Rows of comic-book albums can be found on the bookshelves of even the most bourgeois Parisian households.

The Pitchfork staff has posted their individual top 2006 albums lists.

Uncut reports that "The Drugs Don't Work" by the Verve has topped a list of songs that make people feel sad, according to a scientific study.

Dr Witchel commenting on the results said, "Music is undeniably powerful at triggering different emotional states. Changes in tempo and frequencies induce profoundly different emotional states. A slow tempo song like the Verve's The Drugs Don't Work slows down the heart compared to most of the other songs and compared to white noise - in other words, it works like the emotional state of sadness.” has Scott McCloud list ten American comics to read.

Syntax of Things has posted its 2006 list of underrated authors, based on blogger recommendations (including mine). My submissions: Brian Evenson, George Pelecanos, and Cristina Henriquez.

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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