Bill Still Poop 2018

1. Low : Double Negative
2. Harmony Rockets with Peter Walker
3. DJ Koze : Knock Knock
4. Mouse On Mars : Transformational People
5. Skee Mask : Compro
6. The Orb : NSAOOB
7. Will Oldham : Songs Of Love & Horror
8. Ry Cooder : The Prodigal Son
9. Yo La Tengo : There’s A Riot Going On
10. David Byrne : American Utopia


Tom Whalen Poop 2018

My proper top 10 just so happened to split neatly into five metal records and five non-metal records. I know this seems kind of precious but this is how it worked out, honestly. Overall top three highlighted in parenthesis. I added five “discoveries”, non-2018 releases in thick rotation for me throughout the year. I’m calling this The Mike Watt List–one of Watt’s many sage chestnuts is “it’s new if it’s new to you”, and generally I jump at any chance…



Dan Wilmer Poop 2018

Thirteen Albums for 2018     Buy New or Used via Amazon    Rent via iTunes [?] 1. Car Seat Headrest – Twin Fantasy. With Twin Fantasy, Car Seat Headrest re-recorded an early-career opus. More than a re-release, it’s been totally transformed and really marks the first time this music is reaching ears beyond Bandcamp groupies. For me, it’s a revelation of soaring melodies, shout-along choruses and rocking guitar riffs. Classic rock influences are worn proudly throughout, such as the Kinks, The…


Matt Nerney Poop 2018

M.Nerney : POOP 2018 Well, it’s the end of an era. Printed POOP has come to an end. While I lament the fact, it doesn’t really surprise. I won’t go into a full-on screed against technology, but I will say that I’ll deeply miss the physical manifestation of all our rants and raves. So thank you, Mark, for all of the years of toil, trouble and hard nagging that you put in to bring this motley crew of music obsessives…


Mike Jurkovic Poop 2018

purposely obtuse obfuscation points (christmas letter) 2018 One of the many blessings of this time of year is the chance it gives me to connect with you, my friends, family, and fellow poopers. So save for an exquisite month w/the missus in England and Ireland, (even if were were strolling towards Churchill’s War Room that August morn of the London terrorist act); my book, Blue Fan Whirring being published; swift kicking Faso in the balls, Calling All Poets entering its…


Michael Hodgkiss Poop 2018

POOP/1979/2018-Michael C. Hodgkiss Every January since 1965 my brother, KEVIN PATRICK* and I would exchange lists of our favorite albums of the year. We both had eclectic tastes for teens. He tried to steer me toward MOTOWN records while I dragged him through Anglophile and English blues related groups. After we secured each others lists we would search far and wide to find published lists to see which of us garnered more points in the standings,that being determined by point…


Andrew Martin Poop 2018

2018….I’ve got music on my teeth….     Buy New or Used via Amazon DJ Koze – Knock Knock – Easily the best and most upbeat record of the year. Koze knows no bounds and moves gracefully between futuristic R & B, hip-hop, techno, and indie guitar musings on an album that ties together the vocal talents of so many varied and talented singers. The album is irrepressible and funny and optimistic in a time of so much global dread and…


Rich Allen Poop 2018

Favorite Things ~ 2018 ALBUMS     Bandcamp    Rent via iTunes [?] Somni ~ Bloom (Friends of Friends) Bloom is the perfect summer album, reflecting the open road, the ocean breeze, the sand and the surf. Sequenced as a single mix, the music recalls Botany’s Lava Diviner and Night Shift’s Trespasser’s Guide, while bringing something new to the table as well. By choosing sounds associated with happiness (whistling, waves, wind chimes), the artist paints an aural picture to match the cover…


Fix Poop 2018

FIX RAMBLES ABOUT 2018 STUFF MUSIC Here’s my list in no particular order though I often alphabetically group the LP’s because that made sense to me. At times shiny and quirky while other times uncomfortable and buzzy; always satisfying and intriguing. I know what you’re asking, this grouping makes no sense… hey, it’s my list. Amen Dunes – Freedom Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour Mitski – Be the Cowboy US Girls – In A Poem Unlimited World got you on…


Call for entries

Dear People of POmp and OPinion: After 31 years Printed POOP (the hard-copy, analog edition, that is) will be coming to an end. However, the digital online edition will continue its time-honored slog, thanks to the often overlooked efforts of Mark Zip, my Partner-in-POOP. For all these years, I have been getting the printed version done, er, under the table at a rather discounted rate but my shady invisible contact has had the temerity to retire from his print-shop position,…


Main Poop Analysis 2017

January 2018
Dear POOPster:
It’s the end of the world as we know it . . . please help me I’m falling . . . don’t they know, it’s the end of the world . . .
nuclear error but I have no fear. . . just a few lines from songs that have assumed the stature of existential dread in the past year. Lately I feel that the whole country is drowning and I / live by the river. So, do we need POOP right about now or what? So with that as impetus, I present the 31st annual musings of the POmpous and OPinionated. Remember when WE were the self-important bloviating blowhards? Ah, nostalgia. To the 25 pompoids who have contributed this year, it’s time to break out the tiki torches and behold the collective pith amid the pandemonium. And if I’ve offended anyone with my political vitriol, to you I say, “Go deep. I’ve got some paper towels for you.”


Barack Obama Poop 2017

During my presidency, I started a tradition of sharing my reading lists and playlists. It was a nice way to reflect on the works that resonated with me and lift up authors and artists from around the world. With some extra time on my hands this year to catch up, I wanted to share the books and music that I enjoyed most. From songs that got me moving to stories that inspired me, here’s my 2017 list — I hope you enjoy it and have a happy and healthy New Year.



Ron Hart Poop 2017

Best re-issues of 2017
Prince & The Revolution,
Hüsker Dü,
Thelonious Monk,
Alice Coltrane,
Fleetwood Mac,
Dion,
Whitesnake,
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince,
George Michael,
John Lee Hooker,


Duncan Clark Poop 2017

There was a lot of good music last year but no-one album that I could call exceptional or better than the rest. Finding new music and especially new artists, continues to be a problem and is unlikely to improve soon. A loose ranking based on what I’ve been playing: Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile,
Chris Hillman,
Offa Rex
Songhoy Blues,
The War On Drugs,
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit,
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings,
The Rails,
Little Steven,
Lilly Hiatt,


John Lefsky Poop 2017

Even as I write this I’m getting in some last minute listening. But most of my favorites were obvious from the first listen. That’s all the preamble I got this year.
Robyn Hitchcock,
The Len Price 3,
Group Doueh & Cheveu,
Aimee Mann,
Pere Ubu,
Dream Syndicate,
Thee Oh Sees,
Marry Waterson/David A. Jaycock,
Faust,
Coco Hames,


Jim Meyers Poop 2017

Last year at this time I was as ill as this Country appears to be now. I felt like I was dying and just didn’t care about much of anything except my misery and myself. My plague passed, the Nation’s (Not The National, that’s an entirely different story) I fear may be nearing terminal status. Where are the protest singers? Where are the protest songs? I’m seeing Pussy Riot in May so maybe that will be the first in what…



Don Cohen Poop 2017

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit,
Yusuf/Cat Stevens,
Bruce Cockburn,
Hurray For The Riff Raff,
Chris Hillman,
Sarah Shook,
Iron and Wine,
Margo Price,
Savoy Brown,
Johnny Flynn,