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December 3, 2007

Shorties

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

Amazon.com (best alternative albums)
Amazon.com (best children's albums)
Amazon.com (best classical albums)
Amazon.com (best folk albums)
Amazon.com (best pop albums)
Amazon.com (best soundtracks)
Amazon.com (customer favorites)
Backbeat Sandbar (top albums)
Bring Everything (top albums)
Dear Mr. Henshaw (top albums)
Decibel (top albums)
Drivebymedia (comebacks)
Movies of Myself (top albums)
Real Time Collage (albums)
A Reminder (albums)
Standard Chuck's View of Everything Around (best albums)
Suburban Jungle (top albums)
Thoughts on Music (top albums)
You Be the Mouse (great albums, amazing shows)

see also:

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


Glide interviews the members of Birmingham's Through the Sparks.

Lazarus Beach has been out for a few months now and is considered one of the undiscovered gems of the year. Are you satisfied with the response to it or has it been frustrating that hasn't been all over the radio/internet?

Greg: That's quite a compliment - "undiscovered gem" - just that response alone is worth it. As for radio play and such, when your record is not being spun a lot, you have to remind yourself you didn't write these songs to be played on the radio - at least as singles. Under my own admission, I was hoping these songs would be listened to as a collection, an album - namely the reason why the record is only 36 minutes or so. At this day and age, asking folks to commit even that much time is quite a favor.


The California Aggie interviews Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran.


Author Yann Martell talks to the Edmonton Journal about his life after publishing the bestselling novel, The Life of Pi.


Popmatters interviews former Clash guitarist Mick Jones.


The Los Angeles Times profiles the Portland independent bookstore, Powell's City of Books.


The New York Times examines the "coffee table-ization" of comic books.

While the sales of single-issue copies are down from the boom years of the early 1990s, the comic business as a whole has been rebounding, fueled partly by the demand for high-end collections by an aging audience nostalgic for the comics of its youth.


The New Yorker features new short fiction by Jennifer Egan, "Found Objects."


In the New Yorker, Sasha Frere-Jones profiles Chan Marshall of Cat Power.


Access Atlanta lists "ten plus ten essential records from this decade."


Southern Shelter is sharing a download of Drive-By Trucker Patterson Hood's recent Bruce Springsteen covers performance.


Ultragrrrl reports that her record label, Stolen Transmission, has split with Island/Def Jam.


The Raleigh News & Observer lists ten books "for a post-Thanksgiving world."



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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