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December 2, 2007

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

Airborne Confessions (best albums)
Berkeley Place (top political songs)
Broken But Still B-Rad (top albums)
The Deli (album of the year)
Devious Bloggery (favorite songs)
I'm Just a Mixtape Junkie with Too Many Toys (best albums)
KCRW - Chris Douridas (top albums)
Kidtwist (albums)
maccydlife (top albums)
Moaning Is Music (top albums)
Philadelphia Inquirer (best boxed sets)
Times Online (albums of the year)
Yer Mam! (top songs)

see also:

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


The New York Daily News profiles singer-songwriter Johnathan Rice, including his sometime controversial relationship (in the blogs, at least) with Rilo Kiley singer Jenny Lewis.

There's been particular resentment toward Rice from the blogmeisters because girlfriend Lewis came along earlier and has a longer record of respect. Also, since Lewis co-wrote seven of the 11 songs with Rice on "North," some bloggers have speculated, unfavorably, on what his contribution might have been. "It's interesting to see what people interpret as her contribution," Rice says. "A lot of them assume it was lyrical, and I would say it's almost exclusively not. Her touch was more playful and melodic than anything else."


The Ottawa Citizen has Canadian authors list the books they would like to give and receive for the holidays.


The Toronto Star reviews books by first-time food writers, including Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributor Adam D. Roberts' the Amateur Gourmet.


The Boston Globe lists the best fiction and non-fiction books of the year.


JAM! lists the 12 coolest Christmas albums.


The North Jersey News examines the struggles of local small record labels.


My Old Kentucky Blog has started a holiday interview series.


The University of Waterloo's Imprint offers a guide to alt-comic gift-giving,


The film adaptation of the Watchmen has a blog.


The Los Angeles Times lists the "latest trend in immigrant lit," books by Iranian women.


The Independent lists ten reasons (songs actually) that Led Zeppelin really was "the last word in rock and roll."


The Jakarta Post on the upcoming Mountain Goats album:

Highly dramatic folk-singer John Darnielle is releasing yet another angst-filled album under his The Mountain Goats moniker. Heretic Pride, which is what the new album will be called was produced by longtime collaborator John Vanderslice. Expect the same amount of yelling about family problems over heavy acoustic guitar strumming that you heard on his previous albums.


The Washington Post picks the best books of the year, and includes the following Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributions:

Virgin, by Hanne Blank
Generation Loss, by Elizabeth Hand


Canada's National Post offers a holiday book guide.



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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