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July 7, 2010

Shorties (Stream M.I.A.'s New Album, Rob Sheffield's Favorite Music Books, and more)

Stream the new M.I.A. album, /\/\ /\ Y /\ (out July 13th) at her MySpace page.


At Goodreads, Rob Sheffield (author of Love Is a Mixtape and Talking to Girls About Duran Duran) lists his five favorite music books.


Amazon lists its best books of 2010 so far


Justin Cronin answers reader questions about his bestselling novel The Passage at Salon.


Broadsheet reviews Liz Phair's new album, Funstyle.


Reuters interviews Pat Benatar about her new memoir, Between a Heart and a Rock Place</em>.


Flavorwire lists 10 timeless beach albums.


Bookslut reviews Andrea Scrima's novel, A Lesser Day.


Wilco guitarist Nels Cline talks to Express Night Out about his other band, the Nels Cline Singers.


Pop Candy lists great vampire books that aren't related to Twilight or True Blood.


On sale at Amazon MP3: Local Natives' 13-track Gorilla Manor album for $2.99.


Cartoonist Art Spiegelman talks to The Jewish Week about collaborating on a dance piece.


Lyndall Gordon talks to Fresh Air about her new book, Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family's Feuds.


Canada's Polaris Music Prize has named its list of shortlisted albums for the 2010 award.

The Montreal Gazette breaks down the list.


Lookshelves shares peeks at book lovers bookshelves.


BLEEP lists the top 20 albums of 2010 so far, and the Jackson Citizen Patriot does the same for songs..


Goodreads interviews David Mitchell about his new novel, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet.


Win a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.


Follow me on Twitter and Stumbleupon for links (updated throughout the day) that don't make the daily "Shorties" columns.


also at Largehearted Boy:

previous Shorties posts (daily links from the worlds of music, literaturre, and pop culture)

Atomic Books Comics Preview (highlights of the week's comics & graphic novel releases)
daily mp3 downloads
Largehearted Word (highlights of the week's book releases)
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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