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May 9, 2012

Shorties (Overlooked and Underrated 1990s Albums, Authors' Writing Habits, and more)

PopMatters lists 15 overlooked and underrated albums of the 1990s.

At Tin House, a collection of authors share their writing habits.

Grantland examines the economics behind Mad Men's usage of the Beatles' "Tomorrow Never Knows."

AlterNet lists 10 examples of literary nonfiction that make facts compelling.

Jeff Tweedy signature guitars from Gibson (electric) and Martin (acoustic). (via)

RFTmusic lists the worst songs on great albums.

The Millions debates the "appeals and perils" of one-word book titles.

io9 lists the top 10 albums every self-respecting science fiction fan should own.

The Guardian notes that in a digital age mainstream authors must acknowledge the "power of a solid fanbase that knows how to connect and grow through new technology."

At Drowned in Sound, The Cribs recommend six albums produced by Steve Albini.

All Things Considered examines the legacy of author and illustrator Maurice Sendak.

Flavorwire lists 10 new dark electronic albums you need to hear.

Win a copy of Alison Bechdel's new graphic novel Are You My Mother? and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this month's Largehearted Boy contest.

Amazon MP3 has 100 digital albums on sale for $5.

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

also at Largehearted Boy:

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

100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics & graphic novels)
daily mp3 downloads
Largehearted Word (the week's best new books)
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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