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January 1, 2013

Shorties (The Year's Top Musical Comebacks, 2012's Literary Feuds, and more)

Stereogum lists 2012's musical comebacks.


The New Yorker recaps 2012's literary feuds.


102 year-end music lists were added yesterday to the master aggregation, including Cosmopolitan Magazine's favorite songs, The Huffington Post's best songs by women, and much more.


71 lists were added yesterday to the master aggregation of year-end online "best books of 2012" lists, including The A.V. Club's books of the year, author Ben Fountain's favorite books, and many more.


The Largehearted Boy books of the year (more lists to come):

my favorite graphic novels of 2012
my favorite nonfiction books of 2012
my favorite novels of 2012
my favorite short story collections of 2012


MTV Hive ranks the three Guided By Voices albums released in 2012.


Salon interviews Daniel Mendelsohn about the past year in literary criticism.


Mother Jones lists 11 albums produced by Brian Eno.


Writers share their literary resolutions or 2013 at Jacket Copy.


Rocks Off notes albums that will have significan anniversaries in 2013.


The Independent examines the importance of Granta's once-a-decade list of the best British writers under 40.


Grimes' Claire Boucher discusses the sacrifices she has made for her music.


NPR Books shares some favorite last lines from novels and short stories.


NPR is streaming the new Broadcast album, Berberian Sound Studio (out January 8th).


Tablet interviews music journalist Lily Brett about her novel Lola Bensky.


The Two-Way lists 21 of the year's best (and worst) year-end lists.


The Guardian previews pop music in 2013.


I talked to the Atlantic about year-end book lists.



Win three Threadless $100 gift certificates in this week's contest at Largehearted Boy.


Amazon MP3 offers 100 albums on sale for $5 each.
Amazon MP3 offers 100 digital holiday albums on sale for $5 each.
Amazon MP3 offers over 1,400 albums on sale for $3.99.
Amazon MP3 offers over 600 albums for sale for $2.99.
Amazon MP3 offers over 400 jazz albums on sale for $1.78.
Amazon MP3 offers over 56,000 free and legal mp3s.
Amazon MP3 is adding five holiday songs to its free mp3 downloads every day through the end of the year.


Follow me on Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Google+, Facebook, 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)

The list of online "best of 2012" book lists
The list of online "best of 2012" music lists

100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics & graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
daily mp3 downloads
Largehearted Word (the week's best new books)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
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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