Articles by Andrew


Andrew Martin Poop 2017

2017 – What a shitty year for the world and this country. Well at least there was lots of good music, an excellent Twin Peaks reboot, and the German Netflix series – Dark…   Oh! and of course my joyous son. Seeing the world through a child’s eyes is like nothing I’ve ever experienced and gives some hope to a world that feels lost and in constant turmoil.


Andrew Stewart Poop 2016

Car Seat Headrest – Frank Ocean – Kevin Morby – Chance the Rapper – Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam – Andy Shauf – Parquet Courts – Pinegrove – Lucy Dacus – Hiss Golden Messenger


Andrew Stewart PoOP 2015

Courtney Barnett – Deerhunter – Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment – Hamilton OBC – Lin-Manuel Miranda – Sleater-Kinney – Speedy Ortiz – Sufjan Stevens – The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die – Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Wilco


Andrew Stewart Poop 2014

1. Ty Segall/Manipulator (Drop the needle, and commence the abuse. This relentless rush of punk rock hits hard, and hammers it home. He digs the power chord; he digs the shimmy-shake. He’s jacked up on the Who, Bowie and T. Rex, but he is his own best bro, and nobody tries harder. Man of the year Ty Segall is pulsing, electric, aflame.)


Andrew Stewart PoOP 2013

BEST: 2013 “Time for the comedown.”    Buy New or Used via Amazon 1. Kurt Vile / Wakin On a Pretty Daze: A mobius strip of psychedelia blooms up, up and away from this newly-minted guitar icon, who unfurls eighty minutes of magic here, and makes it seem effortless. Wonderful.    Buy New or Used via Amazon 2. Mikal Cronin / MCII: Former sidekick kicks down the mike stand, making your eyes widen and your heart pump love. Brendan Benson, take notice:…


Andrew Stewart Poop ’12

   Buy New or Used via Amazon 1. The Walkmen – Heaven (The evolution continues: gorgeous, dramatic, intimate-yet-epic songs about love and loss. There is a certain kind of magic here, and it’s tough to resist.)    Buy New or Used via Amazon 2. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist (Far more than the sum of its parts, this is not just a funny, inspiring, exciting R&B album – it feels important; and it rocks. Hear “Thrift Shop,” just try to…


Andrew Stewart Poop ’11

  Buy New or Used via amazon 1. Bon Iver / Bon Iver This transcendent, atmospheric folk album defies logic, a shimmering narcotic elegy to loves that never were, and places that don’t exist. High-wire brilliance.   Buy New or Used via amazon 2. TV on the Radio / Nine Types of Light TVoTR finally hit their groove, enriching their beats with a warm, soulful sound.   Buy New or Used via amazon 3. Middle Brother / Middle Brother The leads from Dawes,…


TV On The Radio – Nine Types of Light

Andrew S says: “Not sure if you have seen this, but it struck me immediately as Poopworthy. TV on the Radio’s hour-long “film,” basically a music video of their new album in its entirety. Pretty f*cking cool.” From the blub: “Nine Types of Light is as much an album as it is a movie by TV on the Radio. The movie is meant to be a visual re-imagining of the record, and includes a music video for every song on…


Andrew Stewart Poop ’10

 Buy New or Used via amazon 1. The Black Keys / Brothers (sounds like: John Lee Hooker + Hendrix + T. Rex). This fuzz-laden, distortion-heavy, heartbroken blues-rock masterpiece hits you like a gut punch. Goddamn.  Buy New or Used via amazon 2. The Tallest Man On Earth / The Wild Hunt (sounds like: Dylan + Mississippi John Hurt + Destroyer). Passion, and acoustic psychedelia, via rural Sweden. Truly transformative. (Also a great EP out this year.)  Buy New or Used…


LP and CD Sale Memorial Day Weekend – Woodstock / West Saugerties

Zip’s Ziggurat presents another Huge! Insane! Music Yard Sale 10,000s of LPs , CDs, 45s +12”s rock, pop, hip hop, country, dance, world, folk, reggae, soul, alt.rock, jazz, funk, punk, r+b, metal, classical, techno, new wave, house, old-timey, breaks, spoken, 80’s, electro, blues, promos, DVDs (music + features), tons more Insultingly low prices As low as $0.50 (hey, some are even “cheaper than free”) Listen before you buy Free refreshments too! Memorial Day Weekend Saturday + Sunday + Monday 10am…


Alex Chilton didn’t *always* sound the same.

We don’t post too many RIPs here, but on trawling the net the other day we came across this oddity from 1996. Alex Chilton, Ben Vaughan and Alan Vega get together for some true spookiness. Hadn’t really occurred to us to post it, but the news of Alex Chilton’s death prompted me to go back to it, It’s a very different sound for him, far removed from the sweet harmonies and jangle we usually associate with him. Share


Andrew Stewart Poop 09

  Buy New or Used through amazon   OR   @ eMusic 1. Avett Brothers/I and Love and You: These shaggy bluegrass underdogs make some questionable choices, going for big production and an even bigger sound, and somehow come up with a kind of a masterpiece. Chock full of fantastic songs – epic piano ballads and twangy rockers – this album sounds like they’ve been planted, tended, watered, blossomed, and grown ten feet high. Stunning.   Buy New or Used…


Richard Allen Poop 02

These are a few of my favorite things. Albums of 2002 Fingathing: Superhero Music On their second album, Fingathing make hip-hop fun again by adding cello, long drum interludes and an array of vocal samples. Mum: Finally We Are No One Another sophomore release, this from an Icelandic band whose work recalls Bjork’s “Vespertine.” Music boxes, bells, and crisp layered sounds conjure images of snow and ice-covered lakes. Deadly Avenger: Deep Red An assortment of soundtrack flavors, breakbeats and old…


Peter Aaron Poop 09

     Buy New or Used from amazon 1) Various Artists Take Me To The River: A Southern Soul Story 1961-1977 (Ace/KentRecords) Pricey import that matches the hype. Almost uniformly slow-burning but still the best soul box since Rhino’s 1997 Beg, Scream & Shout!, hands down.       Buy through amazon   OR   @ eMusic 2) Tinariwen Imidiwan: Companions (World Village) After 2007’s comparatively studio-driven Aman Iman: Water is Life, Mali’s masters of desert psych-blues strip it back…



HUGE MUSIC YARD SALE! – 10,000 CDs, LPs, 45s, DVDs – Labor Day Weekend

HUGE MUSIC YARD SALE! – 10,000 CDs, LPs, 45s, DVDs – Labor Day Weekend Zip’s Ziggurat presents another Insane! Music yard sale 10,000s of LPs , CDs +12”s Rock, pop, hip hop, country, dance, world, folk, reggae, soul, alt.rock, jazz, funk, punk, r+b, metal, classical, techno, new wave, house, old-timey, breaks, spoken, 80’s, electro, blues, DVDs, promos, tons more. At insultingly low prices as low as $0.50 (hey, some are even “cheaper than free”) Listen before you buy Free refreshments!…



Latest Odds on Winner of Mercury Music Prize

The Mercury Music Prize is a “prestigious” prize awarded to an album made by a British or Irish act in the previous year. Current top 5: Florence And The Machine 5.00 Lily Allen 6.00 Bat For Lashes 8.00 Doves 8.00 Little Boots 8.00 I’m a little surprised by Lily Allen and Doves being so high up. Their stars had seemed to be declining. Florence and Doves apparently benefited from well-received performances at Glastonbury (despite the prize being awarded “solely on…


Official vid for Major Lazer “Hold The Line”

spot the Black flag samples. Diplo and Switch go downyard and make a yardie tape for the new era. Feat. Santogold among others. Previews at rcrdlbl.com and full drops on or about June 12. You thought the air-raid siren was done? Think again. Share