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January 24, 2011

Shorties (Sonic Youth, Emma Donoghue, and more)

Sonic Youth have released a new streaming mixtape.

At, Emma Donoghue lists the books that inspire her as an author.

The Guardian Music Blog is streaming the new Hercules and Love Affair album, Blue Songs (out February 22nd).

The Independent is streaming the new Esben and the Witch album, Violet Cries.

Mashable lists 15 aspiring musicians who found fame trough YouTube.

On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: John Vanderslice's new White Wilderness album.

Pop & Hiss reviews the This Day in Led Zeppelin iPhone app.

The finalists for the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Awards have been announced. Congratulations to Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributors Paul Murray, Elif Batuman, Terry Castle, and Ander Monson.

On sale at Amazon MP3 for $2.50: the 25-track Nettwerk: 25 Years Of Music compilation album.

Authors and others share their public library memories with the Independent.

Travis Morrison talks to Weekend Edition about the Dismemberment Plan reunion.

The most recent update to the online "best books of 2010" lists included the A.V. Clubs best books, Blake Butler's favorite books, the Village Voice's best comics and graphic novels, and more.

The most recent update to the list of 2010 year-end online music lists included two album lists from Donewaiting, NYCTaper's best concerts, and much more.

My own "best of 2010" book & music lists:

favorite albums of 2010
favorite graphic novels
favorite nonfiction books
favorite novels of 2010
favorite short story collections

Coming later this month: my favorite free and legal mp3 downloads and favorite debut novels of the year.

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, literature, and pop culture)

Online "Best Books of 2010" lists
Online "Best Music of 2010" lists

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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