PoOPlists 2011

Extra PoOP!

While Bernadette Lange’s PoOP did not get to us in time for inclusion in the annual pooling of swill on paper, we’re happy to add her bloviations to the rest of the upchuck. Plus, she’s a girl…. So there’s that. Benadette Lange Poop ’11 Share


Bernadette Lange Poop ’11

I spent all of January trying to catch up on all the shit I had missed and ended up with a turtle head!!! These are the lists of someone who probably has no business being here but, the pooplist needs a vag…   Wipe front to back girls!!! BERNIE’S TOP 25 ALBUMS OF 2011   Buy New or Used via amazon 1. M83 – HurryUp, We’re Dreaming More like: Hurry up the vinyl is back ordered!!!! The influence Mellon Collie had on…


Main Poop Analysis 2011

Dear Poopster Shoot off the fireworks. Pop a bottle of your best champagne. Bang a gong. Get it on. It’s the silver anniversary of POOP: our 25th annual rite of self-important pontification. Perhaps a deluxe edition is called for, with bonus lists. After a year marked by the tsunami in Japan, tornadoes in Joplin, an economy in the crapper, and a Republican field that might as well be called the Committee To Re-Elect Barack Obama, it’s time to kick 2011…


John Stewart Poop ’11

I really had a hard time finding a top ten in 2011. This past year it was all about the 99 Percent and Occupy Wall Street. What they did was change the conversation from the balanced budget to the lack of economic equality that exists in our country. The New York Mets of English Football? Manchester City won the FA Cup and West Ham United got relegated. I am also convinced when I watch the GOP debates? They should be…


Jim Meyers Poop ’11

  Buy New or Used via amazon 1. Gillian Welch – The Harrow & the Harlot Melodic melancholy that sounds sepia tinged and dusty but never depressing. Dave Rawlings is my favorite acoustic guitarist under the age of Richard Thompson. Worth the eight-year wait.   Buy New or Used via amazon 2. Wilco – The Whole Love Jeff Tweedy actually sounds happy, which makes me a bit nervous. Nils Cline fixes it all.   Buy New or Used via amazon 3. Adele –…


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,…


Eric Fine Poop ’11

Wow, Mark… 25 years of PooP!!! Congratulations!!! Although I know I have not been there since day 1, it sure feels like I have been pooping my whole life! I think 2011 is the year I finally I felt old. Tons of my favorite bands from years ago put out records, although I did not enjoy any of them. I see hall of fame baseball players retire – younger than I am now. And the majority of music I listened…


John Lefsky Poop ’11

One of the hardest years to pin down a top 20. It seems like every time I turned around, there was some new music to be heard: some by old standbys and a lot by new acts. A couple of labels seemed to stand out (Sacred Bones, Trouble In Mind). Looking at my list from last year, I noticed that not a lot has changed: a lot of power pop/punk throwbacks alongside the noisemakers and sadsack song-writers. The last couple…


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,…


Bill Still Poop ’11

Against the advice of my male friends and for the advice of my female friends here goes my strategy for this years list… granted, many women have been named in past lists, but not nearly as many as men. 2011 seemed to be dominated by women. Adele and the passing of Amy Winehouse aside, never in my estimation, have so many bands and solo artists been top performers, so my top 10 consist solely of women or bands with women…