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December 24, 2009

Shorties (Anticipated 2010 Albums, Biggest Publishing Stories of 2009, and more)

And Pluck Your Strings lists the 20 most anticipated albums of 2010.

The CBC lists the biggest publishing stories of 2009.

The Nashville Scene examines the "indie-fication of metal" in 2009.

Cracker's David Lowery talks to the North County Times about the band's latest album, Sunrise in the Land of Milk and Honey.

Backbeat Online lists the top 10 songs from the '00s that will "puzzle future generations."

On sale at Amazon MP3: the 21-track Jackson 5 Ultimate Christmas Collection album for $2.99.

The Village Voice examines the 200s in music genre hype.

True/Slant recaps the decade in emo.

USA Today lists the top literate cities in the United States.

NPR's Morning Edition examines MySpace's continued relevance for musical artists.

At NPR, critic Maureen Corrigan shares her favorite books of 2009.

My "best of 2009" lists:

favorite albums of 2009
favorite novels of 2009
favorite nonfiction of 2009
favorite short story collections of 2009
favorite graphic novels of 2009
favorite music of 2009 (at Urban Outfitters)

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also at Largehearted Boy:

online "best of 2009" book lists
online "best of 2009" music lists
Online Best of the Decade (2000-2009) Book Lists
best of the decade (2000-2009) online music lists

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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