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December 27, 2009

Shorties (The Guardian's 2010 Hotlist, Bookish Boston, and more)

The Guardian has unveiled its hotlist of promising 2010 musicians, technology, and books.

Shelftalker lists bookish sites around Boston.

The Ottawa Citizen lists the Canadian albums of the decade.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recaps the decade in music.

Crave reports that Amazon's e-book reader, the Kindle, is the company's most gifted item ever.

The Toronto Star lists the best Canadian songs of the year.

The Louisville Courier-Journal has local musicians weigh in with their favorite albums of the decade.

The Audiophiliac wonders if recorded music will survive the 2010s.

The Independent lists the "must have" albums of the decade.

NPR Music offers a slideshow of musicians who died in 2009.

Rolling Stone remembers singer-songwriter Vic Chesnutt.

Read Chesnutt's 1998 interview with the magazine.

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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