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September 12, 2009

Shorties (Indie Rock College Football Songs, Worst Albums of the 2000s, and more)

Deckfight lists 5 indie rock songs for college football.

Gigwise lists the 50 worst albums of the 2000s.

Entertainment Weekly's Music Mix counts down the top Beatles songs.

Two free album samplers at Amazon MP3:

the 9-track Wicked Cool Coming Attractions (featuring The Chesterfield Kings and more)
the 10-track Paper Bag Records Fall '09 Sampler (featuring Sally Shapiro, Rock Plaza Central, and more)

Regina Spektor visits The Current studios for an interview and live performance.

NPR is streaming a recent live performance by M. Ward.

Muzzle of Bees has The Daredevil Christopher Wright list their favorite 5 albums.

Pop Candy excerpts from David Byrne's new book, Bicycle Diaries.

Read an excerpt from James P. Othmer's new book Adland: Searching for the Meaning of Life on a Branded Planet.

At The New York Review of Books, Lorrie Moore reviews a new Clarice Lispector biography.

At Barnes & Noble, music critic Robert Christgau reviews two music oral biographies, Stuart Berman's This Book Is Broken: A Broken Social Scene Story and John Cook's Our Noise: The Story of Merge Records.

The Arizona Republic lists 10 albums by modern artists inspired by Bruce Springsteen.

Follow me on Twitter for links that don't make the daily "Shorties" columns.

also at Largehearted Boy:

daily mp3 downloads
Try It Before You Buy It (mp3s and full album streams from this week's CD releases)
weekly music & DVD release lists


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