Articles by JohnG

John Greak Poop 2016

2016 blah blah blah. Gotta stay positive. Bunch of white dudes playing guitars listed below. Whatever. I wrote like 750 words on the Samson album – it came out two weeks before the election and really hit me hard in the aftermath – but I think it was more therapeutic than anything. Here’s to the future. John K Samson – Winter Wheat Beach Slang – A Loud Bash Of Teenage Feelings The I Don’t Cares – Wild Stab The Posies…


John Greak Poop 2015

Last Minute “favorite” releases of 2015. I am old, and spent most of 2016 listening to Taylor Swift’s “1989” – that is until Ryan Adams released his version of “1989”. Life is good. Anyway, in no particular order, a list of records I enjoyed over the last 12 months.


John Greak Poop 2014

Taylor Swift – 1989
Ex Hex – Rips
Parquet Courts – Sunbathing Animal
Sharon Van Etten – Are We There
Old 97s – Most Messed Up
The Both – Self Titled
The Hold Steady – Teeth Dreams
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Wig Out At Jagbags
The Rural Alberta Advantage – Mended With Gold
Cheap Girls – Famous Graves


John Greak Poop 2013

TOP 13 FOR ’13    Buy New or Used via Amazon 1. Superchunk – I Hate Music    Buy New or Used via Amazon 2. Neko Case – The Worse Things Get…    Buy New or Used via Amazon 3. Petra Haden – Goes To The Movies    Buy New or Used via Amazon 4. Saturday Looks Good To Me – One Kiss Ends It All    Buy Newor Used via Amazon 5. Haim – Days Are Gone    Buy New or used via Amazon 6….


John Greak Poop ’12

Bare bones version! 2012 was a good year! I turned 38 and further settled into my role of championing everything white dudes in plaid shirts like. Yay! Can’t wait until next year and POOP List 2013: The Status Quo Apologist Strikes Back. Music! ALBUMS: 1. Japandroids – Celebration Rock 2. Sharon Van Etten – Tramp 3. Fang Island – Major 4. Cheap Girls – Giant Orange 5. Aimee Mann – Charmer 6. Ken Stringfellow – Danzig In The Moonlight 7….


John Greak Poop ’11

POOPLIST 2011: the Randy “Macho Man” Savage Memorial Edition This is all last minute, of course – why think about any of it? In some particular order, here are my favorite records of 2011. Enjoy?   Buy New or Used via amazon Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Mirror Traffic In the name of all that is (not) holy, get the Senator a blow job already!   Buy New or Used via amazon Explosions In The Sky – Take Care, Take Care,…


John Greak Poop ’10

Wish I had something interesting to say; alas, the only news I have is that 2010 was a pretty – I said pretty – good year for new music. These are my 15 fave raves, in some particular order.  Buy New or Used via amazon 1. Ted Leo/Pharmacists – The Brutalist Bricks  Buy New or Used via amazon 2. Sharon Van Etten – Epic  Buy New or Used via amazon 3. Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest  Buy New or Used via…


John Greak Poop 09

2009: The Year In Muse-Ick 2009, you are barely three weeks past in the rear view mirror of life and I’m already getting sentimental over you. Not that you were a very good partner, just that 2010 has started out no better than the miscreant year that was. Okay ’09, in your defense, you were only miserable for a few months. You provided some massive highs – an Obama inauguration, lots of great music, lots of great times spent with…