Lunch Break Links: New M.I.A. sounds promising

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Pitchfork provided many of today's links, including this lead item: Could the next M.I.A. album sound like a cross between Animal Collective and Gucci Mane?

Amazon chimed in with its editors' favorite albums of 2009 and a list of the site's top sellers. Seems a little early, right?

Rejoice! The Onion Sports Network is coming to Comedy Central in the form of a weekly series.

Master P is planning to launch a network called Better Black Television (BBTV) next year.

EW considers the difference between "so bad they're good" movies and movies that just plain suck.

Wyclef Jean is set to write a tell-all book about his career with The Fugees.

Pitchfork talked to Julian Casablancas after trashing his new solo LP.

Speaking of rock singers going solo: Bloc Party's Kele Okereke is doing it.

Sufjan Stevens told Paste his 50 States project was "such a joke."

A Pavement best-of compilation could be coming. Stereogum wonders what should be on it.

AV Club talked to Wanda Sykes about her new talk show.

Lastly, here's Chicago young'ns Smith Westerns performing "Imagine, Pt. 3" at a recent Pitchfork-sponsored benefit for the DIY concert calendar Showpaper.

Smith Westerns - "Imagine, Pt. 3" from Flipswitch on Vimeo.