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December 1, 2007


Yesterday's additions to the constantly updated master list of online 2007 music lists:

Autorock (top albums)
The Blogglebum Cage (best albums)
Black Lips - Cole Alexander (top albums)
Catbirdseat ("best of 2007" list cheat sheet)
The Coast (top albums)
Consequence of Sound (top albums)
engardemusic (top albums)
Goodnight Believer (top albums)
Grand National Championship (best albums and more)
Hip-Hop Linguistics (best underground hip-hop albums)
I Am Spartacus (favorite albums)
KCRW - Dan Wilcox (best albums)
KCRW - Eric J Lawrence (best albums)
The Man of Steel (best albums)
Metro Distortion (top albums)
The Midnight Cafe (top albums)
Relevintage (top albums)
Sharkbitten (albums you should have heard)
Stephen King (via Idolator via EW) (best albums)
Sweeping the Nation (top albums)
Textura (favorite labels)
Thick Specs (top Toronto albums)
Things So Impossible (album of the year)
Times Online (best music books)
toastercookie (top albums)
Urb (via Idolator) (year in review)

see also:

the constantly updated list of online "best of 2007" music lists
the complete list of online "best of 2006" music lists

Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew talks to the Montreal Gazette about his solo album.

The Miami Herald lists the best kids' books of the year.

The Vancouver Sun is listing "100 albums you have to own," one every week.

The Mac Weekly offers an overview to the fiction of Haruki Murakami.

The Oregonian examines the new hardcover version of Joe Sacco's graphic novel, Palestine.

"There have been plenty of cartoonists doing nonfiction comics and memoiristic comics over the last couple of decades, and some of them are extraordinary," Wolk says. "But there's nobody else anywhere near Sacco's level doing journalistic comics in English -- maybe because they require all the time and effort that journalism demands as well as all the time and effort that cartooning demands!"

In the New York Times, Douglas Wolk reviews the year's best political graphic novels.

see also: Wolk's Largehearted Boy Book Notes essay for his book, Reading Comics

Drowned in Sound recaps November's music releases.

The Good Musician lists 19 great music recommendation sources.

Scott-O-Rama has posted its 2007 holiday mix for streaming or mp3 download.

Range Life lists its top ten albums of 2005.

The San Francisco Bay Guardian's Noise blog profiles singer-songwriter Nicole Atkins.

Gizmodo examines the Pepsi-Amazon one billion song giveaway, and confirms that the "tilt trick" still works to find winning bottle caps in the store.

The Age examines the falling sales volume of hardback books.

The San Jose Mercury News lists the 2007 movies you (probably) missed.

The Minneapolis City Pages lists five songs about snow.

The Sun profiles the "Jimi Hendrix of folk," Ben Chasny of Six Organs of Admittance.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune lists CD box set holiday gift ideas.

The National Book Critic Circle's Critical Mass blog has started monthly book recommendations.

Cracked lists 8 "kick-ass"movies you didn't know were based on books.

also at Largehearted Boy:

2007 online music lists
Daily Downloads
Try It Before You Buy It (mp3s and full album streams from this week's CD releases)
this week's CD releases


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