PoOPlists 2011

Tom Whalen Poop ’11

1. The Field ‘Looping State of Mind’, 2. Balam Acab ‘Wander/Wonder’ 3. James Blake ‘James Blake’ 4. Burial ‘Street Halo’ EP 5. Pure X ‘Pleasure’ 6. Julianna Barwick ‘The Magic Place’ 7. Shabazz Palaces – ‘Black Up’ 8. Gang Gang Dance ‘Eye Contact’ 9. Ganglians – ‘Still Living’ 10. Washed Out ‘Within and Without’ 11. Kashiwa Daisuke – ’88’ 12. Bon Iver – ‘Bon Iver, Bon Iver’ 13. Tim Hecker ‘Ravedeath 1972’ / ‘Dropped Pianos’ 14. M83 ‘Hurry Up…’ 15….


Kent B Poop ’11

A lot of good new stuff, but nothing great except in the Jazz and Reissue bins. Highest marks go to Disco Inferno (we weren’t ready for them in 1992), George Jones, Fania Retrospective, Craig Taborn, Ambrose Akimusire and almost all African compilations. Formidable Fourteen Charles Bradley – No Time for Dreaming / Bombina – Agadez / M & A – things yes / Frank Turner – England Keep My Bones / White Denim – D / The Black Keys –…


Kent B Poop ’11

A lot of good new stuff, but nothing great except in the Jazz and Reissue bins. Highest marks go to Disco Inferno (we weren’t ready for them in 1992), George Jones, Fania Retrospective, Craig Taborn, Ambrose Akimusire and almost all African compilations. Formidable Fourteen Charles Bradley – No Time for Dreaming / Bombina – Agadez / M & A – things yes / Frank Turner – England Keep My Bones / White Denim – D / The Black Keys –…


Tim Broun Poop ’11

1. The Vinyl District Record Store Locator app (available for iOS and Android)  (The Vinyl District/Shoutem)   Buy New or Used via amazon 2. Tom Waits – Bad As Me (Anti)   Buy New or Used via amazon 3. Brian Olive – Two of Everything (Alive)   Buy New or Used via amazon 4. Booker T. Jones – The Road From Memphis (Anti)   Buy New or Used via amazon 5. Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues (Sub Pop)   Buy New or Used via amazon 6….


Mike Miller Poop ’11

as much as i have thought it to be a cop out in the past…i’m not sure the concept of the whole album or cd release really worked in 2011. not for me anyway. yeah there were a few nice things released & among those some truly great moments. a couple tracks on the new Mattson2 were absolute knockouts & there was a lovely ep by Emilie Proulx. i liked the Kurt Vile quite alot. mostly i scoured the new…


Mike Jurkovic Poop ’11

occupy poop! it’s embarrassing to think anyone still cares about this crap or even has the time to ponder it based on the sands of time runnin’ out on our democracy. . . that the only music we should have been listening to & adding our ragged voices to was the global chant for justice & equality, but since mark asked – no decisive order as usual – just what distracted me from firebombing goldman sachs or lifted my spirits…


Mark Zip Poop ’11

  Buy New or Used via amazon Katie B – On A Mission (Rinse / Columbia) Among all the BRIT School graduates who made waves this year (Adele, Jamie Woon, Rizzle Kicks, Amy Winehouse), Katie B was by far my favourite. Last year’s contribution to the Magnetic Man album (featuring the brilliant lyric “something, something, something…”) and the “On A Mission” single had given us reason to expect a strong debut and we were not disappointed. The combination of pop, UK…


Paul Cangelosi Poop ’11

  Buy New or Used via amazon WILD FLAG – S/T (Merge): This disc is the real standout of the year for me. Harmonies and major guitar chops from both Carrie and Mary with Janet’s pounding backbeat keep this disc in the cd player.   Buy New or Used via amazon Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds – Gorilla Rose (In The Red): Former Gun Club-er and Cramp put out an amazing mix of sounds. Now it’s time to hit his…


Mark Rosen Poop ’11

1 – VARIOUS ARTISTS – Those Byrds Have Flown: A Byrdsian Tribute I’m not sure a download-only compilation of previously released tracks should be considered POOPworthy but this collection of 25 songs done in the style of circa 1965-66 McGuinn, Crosby, Hillman and two Clarks has artwork, liner notes, and tons of smarts. Tuneful and harmonic jangle galore. Call this Revenge Of the Rickenbackers. I wait only for my boot heels to be wandering. You *might* be able to find…


Michael Hodgkiss Poop ’11

The Year 2011 This year’s picks was simple for me. Well only during the last few weeks of the year when true gems “were dropped” onto the market.I would love to put Numbers 1-9 as only one record, EL CAMINO by The Black Keys, as this recording was the” best of the best” by a mile or two. Nothing was even close for me. You knuckleheads might not agree and offer a differing opinion. However, sticking with tradition and so…