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January 21, 2014

Shorties (Often Misquoted Literary Quotes, The Best Music Journalism of 2013, and more)

The Telegraph lists 10 often misquoted literary quotes.

Red Bull Music Academy lists the best music journalism of 2013.

32 "best books of 2013" lists were added to my master aggregation yesterday, including The Migrant Bookclub's best books for expats, immigrants, and other vagrants, January Magazine's best books, Paste Magazine's best fiction, and much more.

My list of major and interesting online year-end music lists

The Rumpus interviews Daniel Alarcon.

The Guardian lists the 10 strangest musical instruments.

Guernica interviews poet Nick Laird.

Nordic Playlist shares a weekly 10-track playlist of songs curated by an artist or tastemaker, featuring two songs from every country in the region.

NPR Books shares an excerpt from actor B.J. Novak's short story collection One More Thing.

The A.V. Club looks back on the Buzzcock's 1979 album, A Different Kind of Tension.

A Different Kind Of Tension became a self-fulfilling prophecy, an album admirably yet tragically out of phase with the swiftly shifting trends of its time. That lack of slick, danceable cool is what made it fizzle, and it’s also what makes it endure. There’s heart to it—and messiness and confusion and self-contradiction. The hooks couldn’t be more barbed. For all its bubble and bounce, A Different Kind Of Tension isn’t a record for party people. It’s music to sit around at home to, watching the pictures go.

LitReactor lists unforgettable unreliable narrators.

The Weeklings lists the 50 best musician names of 2013.

Boing Boing lists January's best comics.

Paste is streaming Elizabeth and the Catapult’s new album Like it Never Happened.

The British Library's Untold Lives blog looks back on the pamphlets of George Orwell.

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

Online "Best of 2013" Book Lists
2013 Year-End Online 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)
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
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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