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December 26, 2006


The master list of 2006 online year-end music lists will be updated this afternoon, and a daily update will be posted as well.

USA Today offers a critic's guide to the best of James Brown.

The Montreal Gazette lists its albums of the year.

The Burlington Free Press profiles Muzak, and its role in stores.

Why have music in a store at all? Dave Keller, Muzak's creative director, says well-chosen music will be in synch with the overall atmosphere, the feel and image of the place.

"It's not nearly as Pavlovian as you might think," he said, referring to the conditioned response (buying more, staying longer) that the musical stimulus might be expected to provide.

The San Francisco Chronicle announces the winners of their "Feddy Awards."

In honor of Kevin Federline's enduring irrelevance, we are renaming our annual Least awards, honoring the most egregious moments in pop culture of the waning year.

The OC Register lists their 20 best albums of the year.

Mashable! lists the top social networks of 2006, awarding the music award.

The Daily Record lists ten musical acts to keep your eye on in 2007.

Harp lists "holiday hits that don't suck."

Threadless is auctioning several limited edition t-shirts to benefit Callum Robbins, son of J. Robbins and Janet Morgan.

The Independent lists the top ten Christmas albums of all time.

American Public Media's Marketplace interviews actor-author John Hodgman, who gives some investment advice.

HODGMAN: Well here are my top picks. Old comic books. Non-interest bearing checking accounts. I'm very into those right now, I think they're very hot. Leasing of a car. S'pretty sweet. 'Cause at the end of it you don't own anything. That's what's good.

The Boston Herald examines the current trend to re-release albums with bonus material.

The Independent has critics and authors choose and discuss their favorite books of 2006.

Amazon list of the day: " So you'd like to... get into science fiction (but avoid the trash)".

Sound of Dentage is a bulletin board dedicated to sharing live Nirvana shows.

wokeupwaytoolate shares rare Ben Folds audio and video.

see also:

Largehearted Boy's favorite albums of 2006
2006 Year-end Music List Compilation
this week's CD & DVD releases


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