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December 22, 2009

Shorties (Florence and the Machine, Laura Veirs, and more)

The Big Issue interviews Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine.

NPR is streaming in its entirety Laura Veirs' new album, July Flame (out January 12th).

Fluxtumblr posts the sales numbers of Pitchfork's top 10 albums of 2009, and Sound of the City discusses the results.

Big Shiny Robot! interviews cartoonist Dash Shaw.

All Scandinavian Music previews Swedish musical artists to watch in 2010.

On sale at Amazon MP3: Pink Floyd's 9-track Dark Side of the Moon album for $1.99

Drowned in Sound wraps up 2009 in music news.

Crawdaddy! examines the five biggest turning points for the music industry this decade.

The Bend Bulletin has put together a free and legal 36-track compilation of the best songs of the year.

Pop Tarts Suck Toasted has posted a collection of downloadable Christmas songs.

WFPK has begun posting its three-part year-end wrap-up special, which includes interviews with the Thermals, Chromeo, and more musicians.

My "best of 2009" lists:

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

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

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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