PoOPlists 2009

John Stewart Poop 09

In Memoriam to Jack Goldberg! Proprietor of Jack’s Rhythms and an all around mensch. I give my condolences to his family and friends. We disagreed on baseball. He was a Red Sox fan, me a Bronx Bombers fan. But he loved baseball and I think more then music? That was his passion, I am glad he got to see his team win twice toward the end of his life. Even if it was at the expense of my team. Did…



Main Poop Analysis 2009

February 2010 Dear POOPster: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. So said Darles Chickens . . . or something like that . . . as well as a few of this year’s contributors in their various musings. In our perennial January rite, 34 POmpous and OPinionated self-righteous musical hedonists have contributed their usual critical flatulence to this, the 23th Annual POOPlist. After all these years, I think it’s fair to say that our serious…


Oliver Lodge Poop 09

Transmissions from the Ovulation Station – Best Releases of 2009   Ltd. Ed. (22 copies!) from Taalem 1.) V/A – Naoshimabox (Taalem, 2009) The stories of people who have undergone near-death experiences are so similar that we have all come to know about that “big, bright light” to which people have been drawn after slipping away from the physical realm. A universal theme is recounted to those around the survivors of death should it somehow be determined that it is…


Eric Fine Poop 09

Hello world.  Time to wake up again, cram as much music into my brain for a few days and put some ramble on paper and pretend I have immersed myself in music this year.  Truth be told, I find most of my time is spent listening to old Stevie Wonder records.  Perhaps I should just review those?  Nonetheless, I did find a few items that stood out. Surprisingly, or not, much of my “new” music was either compilations (limited attention…


Kent B Poop 09

Sweet Sixteen   Buy New or Used through amazon Amadou & Mariam – Welcome to Mali   Buy New or Used through amazon White Denim – Fits  Buy New or Used through amazon Lily Allen – It’s Not Me, It’s You   Buy New or Used through amazon  OR   @ eMusic Passion Pit – Manners   Buy New or Used through amazon Dave Perkins – Pistol City Holiness   Buy New or Used through amazon Riverside – Anno Domini…



Jim Finnigan Poop 09

The women in Poughkeepsie / Take their clothes off when they’re tipsy But in Albany, New York / They love the filthy way I talk – Elvis Costello, Sulphur to Sugarcane TOP TEN 1 Jeb Loy Nichols tie Jeb Loy Nichols & Ian Gomm Parish Bar AND Only Time Will Tell 2 Michael Hurley & Ida Ida Con Snock 3 Various Artists Fire in my Bones Raw + Rare + Other-Worldly African-American Gospel [1944-2007] 4 Mary Anne Hobbs & various…


Damian Cleary Poop 09

POO9 …a communique from the front… this is a declaration of WAr. their reign over our humanity, over our minds aand spirits is at an end. no longer will we be their consumers, their worker s, their voters, for we will no longer clean the trash fromm their gutters. we will atttack their systems, culture, government and all they build up, we will tear down. our soldiers are alreadyin their homes and schools, crouching in the dark corners near jukeboxxes…


Matt Nerney Poop 09

Another year, another list, eh? Well, I have to say that on the verge of my 40th year, I may have finally reached the age of the curmudgeon. I don’t know if I’ve just lost my taste for new music, or if, as I suspect is true, new music really is just getting worse. Of course, there will always be good new music out there; it just seems it’s getting harder and harder to find. As the year wore on,…


Duncan Clark Poop 09

I thought that 2008 was probably one of the best years in music over the past decade and judging from a lot of other people’s comments, I was just about the only one who felt that way. I’m not sure what people thought this year, but for me 2009 was a year of great expectations and equally great disappointments although maybe I’m just generalizing from everything else that has been happening. Oh well, here it goes:   Buy New or…



Bill Still Poop 09

  Buy New or Used through amazon   OR   @ eMusic 1. ANIMAL COLLECTIVE : Merriweather Post Pavilion (early entry in ’09and loved it all year)   Buy New or Used through amazon  OR   @ eMusic 2. GRIZZLY BEAR : Veckatimest   Buy New or Used through amazon   OR   @ eMusic 3. DIRTY PROJECTORS : Bitte Orca (all of the above from Brooklyn NY … what’s in the water? )   Buy New or Used through…


Mark Rosen Poop 09

MY SECOND EVER POOP DISC-CLAIMER (disc-lamer?): Last year I blamed my musical malaise on my distraction with the election. This year the malaise continues and I really don’t have a convenient explanation for it. I had more time on my hands than ever this past year, and I probably listened to less music. I’m starting to hear myself sound more crotchety (I’m still a few years away from cantankerous though). I am no longer willing to snuggle up to this…


Tom Whalen Poop 09

TW – POOP LIST FOR CALANDER YEAR 2009 – COMPILED and SPEIL-BEDECKED 1/20-7/2010   Buy New or Used through amazon   OR   @ eMusic  Buy New or Used through amazon   OR   @ eMusic 1/ Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix 2/ Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion It is with a slight spine-shiver of embarrassment that I present this pair of perennial year end front runners as my Top Two. I would love to cover my tracks and…


Raissa St. Pierre Poop 09

Ramble site LIVE #1. Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble Which was even more exciting than i had assumed it’d be. Hours of non-stop music and what a venue too, the barn is so inviting and the sound is perfect, a great home to this event! My favorite moments were when Levon was singing! The Organiks and Donald Fagen were the special guests. Fagen did King Harvest, it was great! Ronnie’s Site LIVE #2. Ronnie Spector At the Bearsville Theater. WOW, just…


Mark Zip Poop 09

  Buy New or Used through amazon  OR   @ eMusic Major Lazer – Guns Don’t Kill People, Lazers Do A collaboration between Diplo and Switch and a whole bunch of others (Nina Sky, Ricky Blaze, Prince Zimboo). This was my favourite by far this year. A completely mad mix of Jamaican dancehall, techno, cheese, judiciously applied Auto-tune (yes, yes, I know, I know) and other assorted flotsam and jetsam of dance music from the last 5 years. Diplo has…


Tony Lopez Poop 09

THE BEST OF 2009   Buy @ amazon  OR   @ eMusic 01. The Reigning Sound – Love and Curses   Buy through amazon   OR through eMusic  02. Black Hollies – Softly Towards The Light  Buy New or Used through amazon  OR  through eMusic 03. Wau Y Los Arghhhs!!! – ¡¡¡Viven!!!   Buy through amazon   OR   through eMusic 04. The A-Bones – Not Now!   Buy through amazon   OR   through eMusic 05. King Khan &…


Mike Miller Poop 09

  Buy from amazon  OR   @ eMusic Ray Barbee meets the Mattson 2 – s/t   Buy New or Used through amazon The Embassadores – Coptic Dub   Download from eMusic Emilie Proulx – La Lenteur Alentour   Buy through amazon  OR @ eMusic Lhasa De Sela – Lhasa   Buy New or Used through amazon Lay Low – Farewell Goodnights Sleep   Buy through amazon  OR   @ eMusic John Doe & The Sadies – Country Club  …