I love year end lists and since we just ended a decade, there are decade lists! Jackpot! I just love the summing up of a whole year's worth of entertainment--mostly in books, music, and movies. Plus, who in the world except people who are paid to make lists can actually keep up with all the books, movies, and music that comes out? We should thank them for their service.
Paste Magazine has a boatload of lists and so I thought I'd extend some of the links to you.
The 20 Best Books of the Decade (2000-2009) :: Blogs :: List of the Day :: Paste
The 17 Best Romantic Comedies of the Decade: including Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Juno, Amelie, and About a Boy
The 50 Best Albums of the Decade: There's quite a range here and so many of them are on Google Music (Google, if you're reading this, please don't shut down the free music in China)
On the list are albums by The Avett Brothers (See I told you there were good), Iron & Wine, Coldplay, etc...
The 20 Best Books of the Decade: I was surprised I'd read some of these, since I'm not the most up-to-date of readers--Atonement, Me Talk Pretty One Day, The Year of Magical Thinking (I'm going to have to disagree with them vehemently on that one), The Road, and Gilead--which is a must.
NPR always has good music lists too. That Bob Boylen...
Hopefully coming sooner rather than later---my top reads of 2009.
Anyone else got some good lists?